Thursday, December 16, 2010


  IMG_3603 This recipe is a Flowers Family favorite and my brother’s girlfriend graciously shared it with me. Haley raves about these cookies so I thought I should give them a try.  Turns out they are megasimple and oh so good with a cup of coffee.

3/4 c margarine
1 1/2c dark brown sugar (packed firm)
2 tablespoons water
2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
2 1/2c flour
1 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 boxes Andes chocolate mint candies

Melt margarine, sugar and water in a saucepan then add the chocolate chips and stir until almost melted. Remove from heat. Cool for 10 minutes. After cooling, add 1 egg at a time and beat until mixed. Add dry ingredients, blend on low. Refrigerate for one hour. Roll mixture into balls about 1 1/2". Place on a non greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 13 minutes at 350 degrees. After removing from the oven place an Andes mint on each, let melt then spread with a spoon.  These are good freezer cookies. This recipe makes about 4 dozen cookies.IMG_3584-2 IMG_3596
You will see in this picture I tried a half a mint on some of the cookies, my personal preference is definitely a whole mint per cookie.

Haley – Are these supposed to be crunchy or soft the next day? My were crunchy and I liked them, but wondered if I cooked them too long. I know you are busy and all, but If you could let me know when you get done gallivanting around New York City that would be fab. Yes, while I’m home baking cookies Haley and Alex or off to New York City for her company Christmas Party. Huh? What? Seriously…they are like 22. When I was 22 the company I worked for didn’t even have a Christmas party. I’m totally jeal.

If you don’t know what jeal means…it means jealous. I learned it from this blobber who actually lives in New York.  That’s not a typo, Reagan’s blog is called Reagan’s Blob so I think that makes her a blobber.  Hey Reagan, if you see Haley and Alex tell Haley Happy Birthday for me!

Oh and BTW…Haley, please stop reading my blog until after Christmas (you do read…right?) because I’m going to be posting your Christmas gift on here soon. Thanks.


  1. I LOVE Andes Mints! Thanks for sharing I can't wait to try these!

  2. Hey Meg! They don't stay soft like sugar cookie, but they soften up and melt in your mouth after a quick 10 second in the microwave! And about the Christmas party - what can I say... I'm kind of a big deal ; )