Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day: 19: Andes Mint Cookies

We met 3 new people again today. The first place we went to was an old man. He was real chatty and invited us in but we still had a couple other places to go to since he only took 1 cookie (he's trying not to eat a lot of sweets). And also we had our walk to take and Matt needed to study. But anyway he was real friendly and said we could come over anytime, even in the middle of the night..Matt asked. AND he has a facebook, hehe. The next place we went to was another man. He was into the health talk thing but he has a baseball tournament in Santa Cruz that weekend but said he'd tell his gf because she might want to go. And the last one was a man that's working on our neighbor's apartment repairing some water damaged walls and we just happened to catch him as he was leaving their unit and asked if he could check our place for water damage as well. Turns out he lives right down the street as well and we even went by his place before but he wasn't home. He does emergency repairs when the regular guy isn't around to do them. He told us the owners of our townhouses bought them from the government, they used to be military housing. And that the reason why our rent is so cheap is because they have to rent out to a certain amount of students, which is why there's so many around here. Otherwise our rent would go up to $1200! Good thing there's students around here to rent to :) We gave him some cookies and told him about our little event so him and his wife might come. So you think by now i'd maybe be getting sick of cookies. I wish. I really do think I could eat them everyday..Maybe it also helps that it's not the same exact cookie everyday. I hate that I love them so much. I don't really have anything to say about the recipe but they're real good, if you like mint and chocolate give em a try.
Andes Mint Cookies
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
36 chocolate mint wafer candies (Andes)

In a large pan over low heat, cook butter, sugar and water until butter is melted. Add chocolate chips and stir until partially melted. Remove from heat and continue to stir until chocolate is completely melted. Pour into a large bowl and let stand 10 minutes to cool off slightly.
At high speed, beat in eggs, one at a time into chocolate mixture. Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients, beating until blended. Chill dough about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Roll dough into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes. While cookies are baking unwrap mints and divide each in half. When cookies are brought out of the oven, put 1/2 mint on top of each cookie. Let the mint sit for up to 5 minutes until melted, then spread the mint on top of the cookie.
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  1. right before i looked at this post I had just finished writing down ingredients i need to get at the store tomorrow to make this exact cookie!! haha! did you get this recipe from my mom? I absolutely love these cookies! can't wait to make 'em tomorrow!

  2. oh thats weird! what are u making them for? or have u just been inspired to make some cookies. yea i think matt did a while ago i also got it from allrecipes

  3. I was just gonna make em for the heck of it, but now i've decided to postpone making them until the weekend and bring some to my visiting teachees. your blog is inspiring cookie making all over the continent haha