Thursday, May 9, 2013
Andes Mint Cookies
I love mint and chocolate. It's one of my favorite combinations, so I'll surely hop on a recipe that mixes the two. And since there was such a recipe using my master cookie mix, I needed to give it a go. The cookie is flavored with melted chocolate and topped with an Andes mint for a tasty and refreshing cookie that's just perfectly delicious. With a big glass of milk, these cookies are good any time, especially since they come together so quickly.
I should have known better. The 1 Master Mix, 51 Cookies book indicated I'd only need 2 dozen mints, which would mean I would only get 2 dozen cookies. But even though I've been averaging 3 dozen cookies, I still only got 2 dozen mints. What to do when I ran out but still had chocolate cookies in need of a topping? I busted open a back of York Peppermint Patties and used those in place of the Andes Mints. Perfect. A bit afraid the cookie to patty ratio would be off--too much patty and not enough cookie, I was surprised at how perfect these cookies ended up with either candy. Either way, get your chocolate and mint fix from a cookie by baking up a batch of these super quick and delicious cookies from a master mix.
Andes Mint Cookies
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3 cups master cookie mix
2 Tablespoons milk
36 Andes Mint candies
In a microwave safe bowl, add butter and chocolate chips. Microwave on 50% power for 1 minute. Stir, then microwave again at 50% power for another minute. Remove from microwave, stir to combine and cool slightly. Stir in egg.
Measure mix into a large bowl, then add chocolate mixture and milk and stir until a soft dough forms.
Drop dough onto parchment or Silpat lines cookie sheets. (Note: I used a small cookie scoop).
Bake at 350 degrees F for 6 minutes. Remove from oven and top with Andes Mint in the center, pressing slightly. Return to oven and bake for 2-3 more minutes.
Remove from oven and cool on pan for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 3 dozen cookies.
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