Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Andes Mints... gotta love 'em!

Today was Carter's first day at his babysitters. He totally didn't care but it tore his momma up!

Momma really didn't want to let me go!

Can you see the polka dots on my outfit? This is the only way mommy can put me in them and not get in trouble!!

Enough tears. On with the recipes.........
I'm famous for my Andes Mint cookies at work. So, this year I decided to do a little something different with them for one of my friends who loves my cookies. She and I both ate the crap out of some cookie dough when we were pregnant, so I wanted to play on that. I made Chocolate Covered Andes Mint Cookie Dough Balls. Can we say "YUMMMMMMM-OH!" They are so good, and I'm so proud of myself for making up these up! Here's the recipe:

Chocolate Covered Andes Mint Cookie Dough Balls
2 sticks salted butter - softened
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 package (10 oz.) Andes Crème de Menthe Baking Chips
2 cups all-purpose flour
Milk Chocolate Chips

Cream the sugars and butter. Add the vanilla and flour to the batter. Then slowly add mint chips. Form into balls 1 inch balls. Freeze on cookie sheet covered well to protect from freezer burn. After the dough is solid, melt milk chocolate chips and cover the batter with the chocolate. Place on wax paper lined cookie sheet. Wrap them well to protect from freezer burn. Refreeze. Store in air tight container. Keep frozen until ready to eat. Remove from freezer and let thaw for 5 minutes before eating.

Sorry about this picture. My flash is a beast, but I wanted you to see the inside of them. Enjoy!!