Tag Archives: Cookies

Mint Chocolate Delights

12 Jan

DSC04368

Introduction:

Well, at least it hasn’t been a full year since our last post! Here’s a new recipe to knock your socks off. If you’ve had these before, you’ll know how good they are. If not, eater beware – you may find yourself eating a whole plateful before you realize it. Our favorite brand of mint chocolate chips is from Tollhouse, but we’ve had a hard time finding them this winter. Any other brand will be tasty too though, don’t worry.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 c cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 10 oz package of Dark Chocolate/Mint Chips

Instructions:

1.) Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

2.) Combine flour, cocoa and baking soda in a small bowl.

3.) In a separate bowl beat softened butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until well mixed. Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.

4.) Gradually add the flour mix to the sugar bowl. Stir in the chips.

5.) Place rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet (about 2 inches apart).

6.) Bake 11-13 minutes, until cookies are golden. Cool 2 minutes on sheet and then remove cookies to a wire rack.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Printer friendly version over here.

M&M Cookies

20 Jan

M&M Cookies

Introduction:

After a brief hiatus, we’re back! And with a delicious treat to boot. These cookies are sure to be a favorite of yours, you just need to give them a try.

Warning: These cookies are super addictive, eat at your own risk.

 Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12-ounce package M&M’s

 Instructions:

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2.) In a large bowl, mix butter and sugars (by hand or with a beater). Add egg and vanilla, beat until fluffy.

3.) In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt.

4.) Gradually add the flour mix to the sugar bowl. Stir in M&M package.

5.) Place rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet (about 2 inches apart).

6.) Bake 10-13 minutes, until cookies are golden. Cool 1 minute on sheet and then remove cookies to a wire rack.

Makes about 3-4 dozen cookies.

Printer friendly copy? Here.

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

20 Dec

Introduction:

This recipe is a variant of one of our favorite cookies…the delicious peanut butter kiss cookie. You can think of this as the holiday version perhaps. A couple years ago we stumbled across a new seasonal delight from Hershey’s, the Peppermint Kiss. Now, if you haven’t had the privilege to bite into one of these buddies, then you don’t know what you’re missing. Go out and buy yourself a pack right now before they’re gone from the stores for another year!

Our recipe starts with a basic sugar cookie (feel free to use your own recipe or try ours out). We thought about adding some peppermint extract to the dough but felt it might make the cookies too mint-y and ended up leaving it out. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to try with the mint extract please let us know how it comes out! Another variation that we hope to try out soon uses chocolate cookies instead of sugar cookies (we’ll let you know how that goes :D). In the end, the sugar cookie/peppermint kiss combo was a really delectable combination, try it out if you’re looking for something delicious.

Ingredients:

  •  2 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

*This recipe makes about 3-4 dozen cookies.

Instructions:

1.) Preheat oven to 375F. In a small bowl stir together flour, baking soda and baking powder

2.) In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually add the dry ingredients.

3.) Roll small teaspoonfuls into balls and place on ungreased pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until slightly golden.

4.) Add an unwrapped peppermint kiss to each cookie. Let cool for 2 minutes on the tray and then move to a cooling rack.

Like to be green? Printer (and environment) friendly version over here.