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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

andes mint cookies


3/4 c. butter (or margarine)
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
2 T. water

Melt in a saucepan over medium heat until melted and then add:

2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips, stirring until completely melted.

Cool for 10 minutes. Pour into a mixing bowl and beat in 2 eggs.

2 1/2 c. four
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix together and chill for about 45 minutes. Roll into balls (like 1 - 1 1/2 inches big), flatten slightly, and place on cookie sheet (In only use Pampered Chef baking stones). Bake at 350 for 10 minutes (for my oven, this is the perfect time, keeping my cookies soft; your oven may be slightly different).

When cookies come out of the oven, place an Andes mint on top of each cookie and allow to melt for a few minutes. Swirl the melted chocolate like icing. Allow to cool.


Blogger curly girl said...

Hey, Becky!

A friend of mine just posted this same recipe on her blog and, being huge choc-mint fans, we had to give it a whirl a few nights ago.

Here's the thing. I hate waiting for cookies, so "chilling" is really not for me. I sucked it up and followed the recipe, but next time, I am going to substitute "Cake Box Cookies" for the cookie part, and the proceed with the Andes business.

Here's what you'll need:

1 cake box (obviously, Devil's Food in this case)
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs

Mix it up, and you're done. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Also works great w/any mix-ins...our personal fav is chocolate w/choc chips. But strawberry cake mix w/white choc chips is pretty good too.

But it's not chocolate.

But I digress.

(Great to hear from you...I love Christmastime! And fab-u-los-o website!)

Kristin R

December 20, 2007 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger dannigirl said...

i will def. have to try these.

August 11, 2008 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

These are super good. Chewy, not hard. I used the mint truffle hershey's kisses that were in stores around the holidays--they were just as good as the andes mints, and cheaper (especially when they go on clearance at Target!!) Thanks for sharing this recipe!

August 11, 2008 at 11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made these the other day and they were amazing. Only problem is I only have (had) a hand mixer and it kind of blew up while I was making them. I suggest using a high wattage mixer to make these, but I totally recommend them! My husband wouldn't keep his hands out of the cookie jar. I plan on making them again for a family reunion this weekend - yes, I bought a new mixer. Thanks for the recipe!

September 7, 2008 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger The Candlands said...

We like to make these if we are asked to bring a dessert because they are unique and always a hit!

October 25, 2008 at 6:26 PM  

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