146.8...Chocolate Mint Candies Cookies
Yesterday was Cathi’s Annual Cookie Exchange Party, one of my favorite parties of the year!
This year was a bit different in that it was a “Mommy and Me” party so I brought my daughter who loves to bake. She picked the recipe for the cookie we submitted and helped me bake them.
The rules are simple: bring 6 dozen homemade cookies, a dozen for the “tasting table” and the rest for everyone to take home. There are two prizes: “Best Tasting” and “Most Creative”. This year we brought Chocolate Mint Candies Cookies. If you love Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies, you’ll love these!
Chocolate Mint Candies Cookies (Makes about 2 1/2 dozen)
Recipe from All Recipes
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 (4.5 ounce) packages Andes mints
1. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook the sugar, butter and water, stirring occasionally until melted. Remove from heat, stir in the chocolate chips until melted and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
2. Pour the chocolate mixture into a large bowl, and beat in the eggs, one at a time. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the chocolate mixture. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. Roll cookie dough into walnut sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, be careful not to overtake. When cookies come out of the oven, press one mint wafer into the top of each cookie and let sit for 1 minute. When the mint is softened, swirl with the back of a spoon or toothpick to make a pattern with the green filling of the mint wafer. For smaller cookies, break mints in half.
Let’s get this cookie party underway!
Besides all the yummy sweet cookies, I love enjoying all the savory treats Cathi puts out.
Every year I’m always impressed with all the beautiful cookies that everyone brings!
After looking at all the gorgeous cookies, everyone has the tough task of tasting all of them!
Time to vote!
Jill won for “Most Creative” and Laura won for “Best Tasting”! Congratulations!
Another awesome Cookie Party in the books!!!
Before the party I had my standard breakfast:
And after the party I had some leftover pea soup and salami from Milton’s which I made into half a sandwich.
Last night we went over to Alicia’s and they ordered Vittorio’s for dinner. I had the Penne Elena (linguine instead of penne) and Caesar salad:
I dropped the kids off at school then went to a meeting. That was followed by an appointment, then picking up my car from being fixed. On the way home I grabbed a turkey and provolone sandwich from Jersey Mike’s for lunch.
I did a bunch of stuff around the house before picking up the kids from school. Tonight I’m actually cooking dinner…that hasn’t happened in a long time!