Monday, December 6, 2010

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I love this time of the year... right after Thanksgiving, up until Christmas day.  So much Christmas spirit and cheer, red and green, gift-giving, holiday parties, tree decorating, snow, baking, and my favorite... finals!!!

Okay, I lied.  Finals are most definitely not my favorite.  At all.  Actually, I really can't stand them.  But neither can anyone else... 

So before I lock myself away in the library to study for the rest of my life ... I figured I would bake just one last time :)  I had an excuse anyway... I mean my class was having an end of the semester party... and someone had to bring some cookies... 

Plus, I found these Andes mint chips and had to make something with them.

So I made these :) mmmmmm.

Andes Mints in a cookie.  Literally.  A great recipe for this holiday season :) Enjoy!

Andes Mint Cookies

1/2 cup salted butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 package Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips

Preheat oven to 350F.
Beat butter and sugars together.
Add baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, and eggs; mix.
Add flour; Mix in chips.
Form dough into about 1 inch balls; slightly flatten.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes.

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