Sunday, December 9, 2012

Mint Surprise Cookies for #SundaySupper

It's no secret that I like LOVE to bake. So when this weeks #SundaySupper theme was announced, I knew I couldn't miss it.  Our fabulous team will be taking you on a Holiday Cookie Tour. A virtual Cookie Exchange where you can find your favorite holiday cookie recipes and discover some new ones.

I first discovered this cookie about 7 years ago. I wanted to give something special to each of my boys' Godmothers for Christmas. At the time we did not have a lot of money. I had just left my job and my husband was working two jobs so I could stay home with the kids. I decided to make them each a fun variety of holiday cookies. I came across this recipe in a Pillsbury Cookie Cookbook. It was a bake-off favorite, and I can see why!

To this day when I make these cookies, people are surprised by the Andes Mint stuffed in the middle. It is a fun twist on a rather plain looking cookie.

Original Recipe from Pillsbury Best Cookies Cookbook
Prep time 30 minutes (including chilling dough)

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup of butter, softened
2 Tbs water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
3 cups of flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package of Andes Mints
chopped walnuts

Cream butter and sugars together
Add water, vanilla and eggs, mix well
Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt
Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients
Refrigerate for approximately 20 minutes until dough is easy to handle
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Unwrap Andes mints
Cover mints with cookie dough
Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet
Top each cookie with walnut pieces
Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown
Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, remove to cooling rack to complete cooling.

Now that you saw what I'm bringing to #SundaySupper, check out all the wonderful cookies we have this week! And don't forget to join us this evening for our #SundaySupper chat. we will be talking to the wonderful Janet Keeler, Food & Travel Editor for the Tampa Bay Times and Author of Cookielicious. She will be sharing her tips on baking for the Ultimate Cookie Exchange and to answer any of your baking questions. We will also be giving away 5 signed copies of her book!

The Sunday Supper Favorite Cookie Exchange Cookies:

I hope you can join us tonight. Follow #SundaySupper on twitter to joing the fun and share your favoite cookie recipes. Our chat starts at 7 ET :)



Jen @JuanitasCocina said...

Now THESE are my kinda cookie! YUM!

The Cooking Actress said...

I love Andes mints! They are the perfect "surprise" to put inside a cookie!!!

kelly @ kellybakes said...

I love these cookies for so many reasons. My fondest memories of my grandma are baking with her in her kitchen and she always had a jar of Andes mints in her dining room. I can't wait to try these!

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez said...

Wait! You love to bake? What!? ;P I love these cookies, too...but I haven't had any in a number of years. I don't remember where I tried them, but I think it's time I made some myself. Yum!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen said...

Sometimes the best recipes happen unexpectedly. These are just fabulous, I love mint and chocolate!

Conni thefoodiearmywife Smith said...

GASP!!! Andy's Mint in a COOKIE??!!?? I love Andy's :) GREAT idea!

Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! what a GREAT idea! you can bet I will be baking these for my girls! :)

Renee Dobbs said...

What awesome looking cookies! The layer of the thin mint is so cool.

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts said...

I love baking too!
I used to make something similar to these, haven't made them in forever. Love Andes mints

Donna Currie said...

I like that kind of surprise! Yum.

Sarah Reid said...

That'd be amazing! With we had more mint lovers here

Jeff Young - The Catholic Foodie said...

Andes Mints. Oh man. You coulda stopped right there. Wow. Andes Mints bring back so many holiday memories for me. These look absolutely delicious, by the way. Thanks for the recipe!

cindys recipes and writings said...

Andes candies make this good cookie great!

diabeticFoodie said...

I tried baking cookies with Andes Mints years ago and they didn't live up to their potential. Your version looks SO much better!

Nancy @ gottagetbaked said...

I love this - that pic showing the gorgeous innards of the cookie, showcasing the Andes mint, has me drooling at my desk at 9 am. It'd be ok to have these for breakfast, right?

Katie said...

I LOVE the Andes mint in the center of these cookies! They sound awesome.

Tammi @ Momma's Meals said...

What a fabulous cookie!! LOVE the filling! Thanks for sharing.

Megan Wood said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe. I am going to make them!

Tara said...

Now that is a very cool idea with the mint patty inside. Love it!!!

Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips said...

Yum! Love Andes, so I think this is awesome!

Laura Hunter said...

Oh these remind me of a cookie I made years ago. I love andes mints.

Lyn @LovelyPantry said...

I love surprises! This is a cookie that would have people smiling after the first bite :-)