Tuesday, December 9, 2008

WFMW: Christmas Cookies

I do alot of baking this time of the year. I bake quite a bit year round, (people at work have started calling me Betty Crocker!) but I love to give cookies and other goodies as gifts.
My Nannie found this recipe last year- and it ROCKS! Check it out- it's sure not to disappoint.

Andes Peppermint Crunch Cookies
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed (dark) brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 lg egg
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup sweetened, grated coconut
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans (I've omitted these before and they are still good!)
1 1/2 cups Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips (save the rest- you'll need 'em)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Cream butter & sugars until fluffy. (at least 3 minutes- this is why a KitchenAid rocks!)
Beat in egg, vanilla, baking soda, salt & then flour on a low speed.
Mix completely. Stir in oats, coconut, pecans & baking chips.

Measure out 1 tbsp and round into a ball. Play on a lightly greased cookie sheet at least 1 1/2 inches apart. Press lightly and sprinkle remaining peppermint chips on top of each cookie.

Bake 12-15 minutes- Do not overbake! They'll be crunchy on the outside but still pretty soft inside.

This should make 50-60 cookies.

*I found the Ande's Peppermint Baking Chips at Aldi's and at Super Target. They were $1.89/bag at the Tulsa Aldi's.
* Sprinkling the extra chips on top really does make a difference- don't skip this step!
* This recipe is on the back of the chips bag! :)

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Allison said...

oh, those sound so good. How I wished I lived by you so you could bake for me! LOL :)

sarah said...

I do need to look for those!

Chi said...

Ok, I wish I were there! I also LOVE to bake during the holidays! BTW, your pumpkin chocolate chip cookies were a huge hit at my school!

Kirstin said...

Those look great. Do you think they'd work without the coconut.

CC said...

Yum, these sounds great!!!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

these sound great!

Audra Krell said...

Fantastic recipe, looks like a winner! I too would omit the pecans, so I really appreciate you addressing that!