Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Andes mint cookies

I saw this recipe floating around the internet years ago.  I tried them, and the recipe as written didn't turn out so well, so I improvised and tinkered around and it is now super easy and perfect :) But thinking of adding mini chocolate chips next time.. LOL always thinking ahead :) I make these really small, kinda like 2 bite cookies, but you can make them bigger, and use a full mint, and bake a couple of minutes longer.

 Make these today your family will love them... Enjoy

Andes mint cookies

1 chocolate cake mix (I use Pillsbury)
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup oil
1 egg

Andes mints, unwrapped and broken in half

Preheat oven to 350. Spray cookie sheet with non stick spray.

 In bowl add chocolate cake mix, water, oil and egg, stirring until combined.   Batter will be really thick. Roll dough into small balls and place apart on a cookie sheet (they will spread so leave some room).  Bake for 7-8 minutes until puffed.  Remove from oven and immediately place 1/2 of a Andes mint on a cookie just slightly pressing them into the cookie, put back into the oven for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until Andes mint starts to melt, with the back of a spoon gently spread candy over the top of the cookie like frosting, and immediately remove from the baking sheet and place either on a baking rack or waxed paper.  Repeat until mixture is done.  Yield about 2 1/2 dozen small cookies. 

1 comment:

  1. Yuuummm! Love the ease of the cake mix.These sound like a perfect addition to the holidays. Merry Christmas to you and yours.