September 19, 2010

Too Early for Holiday Baking???

I think NOT!! Especially on a rainy drizzly day like today! Yesterday I got my newest Taste of Home Magazine today and decided to dry out a new cookie recipe. I made their Cinnamon Chocolate Minties!!

You will need: 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/3 cup baking cocoa, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/3 cup coarsley crushed peppermint candies, 1/3 cup chocolate chips. For the topping: 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 tsp canola oil, 2 tsp finely crushed peppermint candies.
I chose to crush up my peppermint candies first...check out those beauties...ready to be crushed!!!!
After creaming your sugars and butter, then add your dry ingredients. Mix well and then add the chocolate chips and peppermint candies!! Looks yummy already!!

Roll into 1-inch balls and flatten slightly. Make sure to place these on a GREASED cookie sheet!!

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 6 - 9 minutes! They will instantly make your home smell like chocolate and mint!!

Remove from cookie sheets almost immediatly and place on a wire rack to cool completely!!

Once the cookies are cooled melt the chocolate chips and canola oil and start drizzling! It's really the 2nd best part of these cookies. Once they've been drizzled in chocolate sprinkle over the finely crushed peppermint candies!!

Look at these amazing minty devils!!!

Now comes the best part of these cookies..........

EATING THEM!! These are an extremely simple and extremely yummy cookies. A must try for anyone who loves chocolate and mint!! But make sure to have a glass of milk handy!!!


Tracy said...

These do look yummy.
Christmas baking sounds good,... Christmas ...not yet please :)

Lizz said...

Ooh, yum! I can't wait to get into holiday baking! I also LOVE to take sugar cookie dough (whatever recipe) and wrap it around a small peppermint patty or Junior Mint... a surprise minty middle!


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