Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas Mint

This afternoon I baked a batch of Andes mint chip cookies. I have been in the mood to bake some traditional Christmas cookies, but plan to wait until closer to Christmas.  This recipe seemed a good start towards our annual Christmas baking.
Here is the recipe:

Andes Crème de Menthe Cookies

1/2 cup salted butter - softened
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 package (10 oz.) Andes® Crème de Menthe Baking Chips or 2 packages 4.67 oz Andes Crème de Menthe or Toffee Crunch Thins, chopped.
2-2/3 cups sifted all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Blend butter, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla and eggs until mixed.
Stir in Andes Baking Chips and then flour. Chill approximately one hour in the refrigerator.
Measure out approximately 1 oz. of dough. Form a ball and slightly flatten.
Raise oven rack one level above the middle and bake on non-stick baking pans.
Bake at 350° F for approximately 8 - 10 minutes.
Cool on pans for two minutes before removing.

Last weekend I found a delicious powdered mix for chocolate mint cappuccino. Adam and I have enjoyed drinking a mug of this seasonal delight in the evenings as we sit by the Christmas tree.

Today Adam repaired our record player. I have enjoyed listening to some old favorites, as well as some Christmas records from Adams collection I had never heard before. Two of the records I especially liked were Vic Damone's Christmas album and a record of music box Christmas music. Have you begun listening to Christmas music? If yes, what are some of your favorites?

May you all have a blessed weekend!


  1. Oh, Sarah ... so pretty, so festive and so delicious! Weekend Blessings ♥ Teri

  2. Mmmm... these sound divine, Sarah! I would love one (or two) right now with a cup of hot coffee :) Thank you for sharing the recipe and hopefully I will find some time to bake a batch.

    Blessings to you, sweet lady!

  3. That looks festive and wonderful!
    I've recently been playing some Andy Williams and Bing Crosby Christmas music on my record player! :)

  4. Oh I just love that photo. It just screams Christmas to me. I cannot wait to make a batch of these cookies! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Hi Sarah,
    I found your blog through "As Lillies Sewing". I've so enjoyed all your beautiful photography of your lovely home. I hope to visit again soon.

  6. Hi Sarah,
    I love the combination of mint and chocolate ~ thanks for the recipe.

  7. Hello Sarah, I have been listening to Christmas music all day :) I have not heard this old song for a long time and they just played it is called,
    Mary's Little Boy Child by Andy Williams. It was very sweet! We have my Hubby's 25 year anniversary dinner for the company he works for tonight!
    I loved the wonderful Christmas goodies and just the idea of you cozy and baking and listening to Christmas music made me happy!
    Blessings to YOU! Merry Christmas, Roxy

  8. Everything about your post and photo just warmed my heart! How cozy and pleasant! I feel like I just stepped into the most wonderful vintage holiday or something in one of the Little House books. Your cookies sound and look amazing and delicious.

    You are a blessing. I hope you have a wonderful day, Sarah.

    Hugs to you,