Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fudgy Mint Cookies

Hurry! Hurry!  I think it's a great idea to get busy bakin' and putting things in the freezer now for when the temps are too hot to turn on the oven later. 

Wrap a frozen cookie or two in a paper towel and zap in the microwave for a few seconds for a warm snack.  

MMMM - my favorite! Fresh tastin' cookies from the oven!

This is a great cookie anytime, but especially nice to make for a bake sale. 

The candy on top is inviting and these seem to sell quickly.

Because this recipe uses a cake mix, it's quick to make..and bake.

My daughter-in-love, Kym, began making these cookies years ago for our annual cookie-baking night in December, and we've made them every year since.

And sometimes in between too.

It's fun for the kids to place the candies on top of the cookies.

This was a recipe I just HAD to have in my cookbook too.


FUDGY MINT COOKIES

1 (18 ozs) box devil's food cake mix
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 Tb. water
2 eggs
1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 (5 ozs) pkgs. chocolate covered thin mints
(we get them for $1 at the Dollar Store)

Preheat oven to 375. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, butter and water.  Add eggs; mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar and place 2" apart on UNgreased baking sheets.  Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until set.  Before removing from pan, 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 the candy covers most of the cookie so we normally use 3 boxes of the mint candies)

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