Thursday, December 17, 2009

Bake Cookies Day - 12/18

YUM! My favorite snack and something I make plenty of this busy month of baking! Enjoy a few samples with me....

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We try lots of cookie recipes, but this is one we always come back to every holiday. Hope you enjoy them too - a plateful of these makes a great gift.



FUDGY MINT COOKIES


1-18 ozs. box devil's food cake mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 Tbsp. water
2 eggs
1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 pkgs. (5 ozs. each) chocolate-covered thin mints


Preheat oven to 375. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, butter and water. Add eggs; mix well. Shape into 1-in balls; roll in powdered sugar. Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until set. Immediately press a mint into the center of each cookie. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely Yield: about 3 dozen.




(We like to make them smaller...so it makes more than 3 dozen, and we go through more mints than the recipe calls for) - if making smaller cookies, bake them for a shorter time.