Monday, December 20, 2010

Cookie Exchange - Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms

For the past two years I have been invited to a wonderful cookie and ornament exchange. Last year, I admit I bartered with another friend of mine to make the cookies.  I brought the ornaments and she provided the homebaked cookies. I had that whole “I just moved excuse” but really it was “I have no idea what to do, can you do it for me”.  Without that excuse this year, I had to find something I could bring (plus she was not able to attend so I am forced to do it myself J).

I bought the Better Homes and Gardens holiday cookies issue to look through and find a recipe.  B has a big sweet tooth so with his help a great looking cookie was picked out, and of course he convinced me that we needed to try to make the cookies before in order to be sure they will turn out ok! A did this a couple of weeks ago so I was ready this past weekend to bake and attend the party! Here are the results! I also made a name plate so everyone would know what kind of cookies they are with scrapbook paper.

Choco Mint Blossoms
From Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Cookies Mag

1/2 C butter-softened
1/2 C shortening
1 C sugar
3/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 tsp peppermint extract
1 1/2 C all purpose flour
Hershey candy cane kisses

1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
2. In large bowl combine: butter and shortening, beat with electric mixer for 30 seconds
3. Add sugar,cocoa powder and baking powder
4. Beat in egg,milk, and peppermint extract.
5. Beat in as much flour as you possibly can with mixer
6. Cover dough and chill for 1 hour or until firm and easy to work with
7. Form 1 inch balls and bake for 10 - 12 min
8. Place candy in center as soon as you take out of oven
I transferred mine to another baking sheet and placed in the refrigerator right after. Otherwise the Hershey’s kisses melted!

And… a fantastic ornament at the exchange! J

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  1. These turned out wonderful! I'd love to have you share your recipe at Delicious Dishes link party on Balance Today.

  2. Thank you for posting this- I was just looking for this recipe today and was finding a lot of brownie-mix ones (yuck). So glad this is from scratch. :-)

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