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Soft Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies

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Jan 2, 2013

Soft Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies


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Soft Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies
Ingredients
10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (283 grams), chopped finely (I used chips)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 ounces (57 grams) chopped Andes Mints or Andes Baking Chips (about 1/3 cup)
2 large eggs
1/3 cup (67 grams) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup (35 grams) all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Mint Glaze
Ingredients
2 ounces (28 grams) semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped (I used chips)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 1/2 ounces (42 grams) chopped Andes Mints or Andes Baking Chips (about 1/4 cup)
Extra chopped Andes Mints or Andes Baking Chips for the topping

Cookie Directions
Preheat the oven to 350° and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper

Combine the 10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate and 3 tablespoons butter in microwaveable bowl and heat for 20 seconds.  Remove and stir.  Return to microwave for another 20 seconds and repeat process until all chocolate is melted.  

Stir in 2 ounces of chopped Andes Mints or Andes Baking Chips.  Continue to stir until all Andes Mints have melted into chocolate. 

Combine eggs, vanilla and sugar in a mixing bowl.  Beat with an electric mixer until the eggs have turned a pale yellow and create a ribbon effect when removing the beaters (this means that the mixture will fall in a ribbon pattern back on itself when the beaters are removed and allowed to drip over the mixture).  This process took me about 10 minutes on the highest speed. 

Place a sifter over the chocolate mixture and sift flour and baking powder mixture over the chocolate. Gently stir the flour mixture into the chocolate until mixed thoroughly.  Now add the whipped egg and gently fold into the chocolate mixture. 

Spoon heaping tablespoons of chocolate mixture onto your lined baking sheets about 2 1/2 inches apart.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies puff and start to crackle on the top.  Cool completely on the baking sheet (or the cookie will fall apart - found this out the hard way).  As the cookies cool they will deflate a little bit.  

While the cookies are cooling you can prepare your chocolate glaze.  

Chocolate Glaze 
Directions
Combine 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate and 1 tablespoon butter and repeat the process above for melting in the microwave.  Stir in 1 1/2 ounces Andes Mints until completely melted.  Spoon on about 1 teaspoon of glaze onto each cookie and and spread into a thin layer (or thick if you're like me).  Top with extra Andes Mints. 

Then you are ready to enjoy your cookies!  

You don't have to share if you don't want to :-)  

* A note on my baking process.... I used the Andes Mints Baking Chips and I really wish I would have just taken the time to chop the Andes Mints myself, especially for the topping.  I didn't think that the baking chips looked very pretty as the topping.  I was a little bummed after putting so much work into the cookies to make them perfect and then to have the baking chips look dull and worn.  Oh well, now I know for next time! 

Recipe Source:  Inspired Taste

Visit the Inspired Taste link above for more information about the process of baking these cookies, including step by step photos.  

*** I have linked this recipe to the following "Link Parties".  Please visit these wonderful blogs for other amazing recipes, crafts & DIY ideas!



         
   
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5 Comments:

At January 3, 2013 at 12:08 AM , Anonymous Vera - Cupcakes Garden said...

This looks really awesome! Thanks for sharing this recipe at my link party!

 
At January 6, 2013 at 2:36 PM , Blogger Esther said...

I shouldn't be looking at your blog on fast sunday, it's tempting me to end my fast ;)

 
At January 10, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Blogger Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

Mmmmm.... I should not be looking at this so late at night when I have nothing to satisfy my cravings! :) Thanks for linking up! :)

 
At January 17, 2013 at 9:38 PM , Blogger Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} said...

Lol... I know how that feels! Going through a bit of that right now myself. And thanks again for the great party!

Shauna

 
At January 17, 2013 at 9:40 PM , Blogger Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} said...

Thanks for logging on and leaving a comment Esther! I know what you mean about temping... it's like Fast Sunday everyday for me right now, lol!

Shauna

 

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