Can you believe it is the 10th of December? Well, we are back with another amazing Blog Hop! Peppermint is definitely the flavor of the season and it is also our theme for the month. We’ve got lots of peppermint flavored treats to share with you as well as some darling peppermint inspired crafts! Be sure and visit all the blogs to check out the details on their peppermint project. We’d love for you to pin the collage below, check out my Landee’s Andes Peppermint Crunch Cookies and then go see all of the other fabulous projects created by some of my blogger friends too. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season!!
Do you like how “Landee’s” and “Andes” rhymes? It was meant to be, I tell ya. I’ll also tell you that I’ve been making these cookies for years now and they are always a hit! A delicious soft, chocolate cookie coupled with the perfect amount of peppermint flavor & white chocolate. I also love that you get the festive look of a frosted cookie but they can be stacked for easy transporting and packaging!
LANDEE’S ANDES PEPPERMINT CRUNCH COOKIES
3/4 C. butter
1 and 1/2 C. brown sugar
2 T. water
Melt above ingredients in saucepan and then add:
2 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips and stir until completely melted.
Allow to cool for 1o minutes.
Then pour chocolate mixture into mixing bowl and mix in:
2 eggs, beaten
2 and 1/2 C. flour
1 and 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Mix until fully combined and chill for 45 minutes to an hour.
(Do NOT be a ding-dong like I was once and think you can chill it overnight! Of course, as you are probably well aware, the chocloate becomes hard as a rock! So yeah, 1 hour TOPS).
Roll dough into 1″ balls and place on cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for ~10 minutes.
Optional: I like to coursely chop some of the Andes Peppermint Crunch candies and sprinkle them on the top after the cookies have cooled a bit more. Adds to the festive look and who wouldn’t want more of that deliciousness on their cookie??
Transfer to cooling rack and allow the cookies to cook and chocolate to reconstitute before storing in air tight container.
Give these a try for your next cookie exchange party this year… your friends will love you for it!
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By the way, as a seasoned veteran of the cookie making game, I have definitely decided on a few favorite items that I use pretty much every time I pull out the ingredients to make cookies! I’ve complied a list below with links to each item … do you have any favorites that I missed?
- Kitchenaid Mixer: The one should come as no surprise! And if you can get it in aqua, all the better! I can’t remember the last time I made cookies without it!
- Measuring Cups & Spoons: I love this set because of the odd cup and spoon sizes… 3/4 Cup? Yes! No more measuring 1/4 three times or worse, dirtying a 1/2 cup and a 1/4 cup!
- Spatula: Of course you need a spatula to get those cookies off the cookie sheet! I love this metal one with the slots to make it all that much easier to transfer.
- Silpat Baking Mat: No more need to “grease” a cookie sheet! Just lay this baby down on your cookie sheet and away you go. Nothing will stick to this.
- Cookie Scoop: What did I do before I had a cookie scoop? The easy way to get uniform cookies! I looooove my cookie scoop. I wish I were over-exaggerating here but I’m not.
- Cookie sheet: I love these heavy duty Nordic Ware ones! Mine have been perfectly “seasoned” over the years and they just seem to get better and better!
- Rubber/Silicone Spatulas: How else will you lick the bowl clean? This is a must-have tool to scrape down the sides of that bowl.
Enjoy and happy cookie making!