holidays cookies

Nothing Says Happy Holidays Like Cookies

One of the best things about this time of the year is when a group gets together and holds a cookie exchange. There is just something so festive about the entire experience of baking rich buttery cookies and then being able to share them with family, friends and co-workers. At a cookie exchange several years ago, Dr. Holly sampled these Chocolate Mint Cookies and they immediately became one of her favorite sweet treats. In addition to a super busy life of running her own dental practice and being the mother to two beautiful children, Dr. Holly still finds time to whip up a batch (or two) of those yummy cookies every holiday season.

While most of the time depending on the size of your family these cookies don’t last very long, if you do have a few left over just store in an airtight container. Don’t have time to bake throughout the year? Take one day to bake several batches and then freeze. Now you can enjoy these super tasty mint treats anytime you get a craving!

Chocolate Mint Cookies

  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 ½ cup flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp mint extract
  • 36 Andes Mints

Combine butter, sugar and water over low heat until butter is melted. Add chocolate chips and stir constantly until the chips are melted. Add the mint extract and then cool for 10 minutes. While the mixture is cooling, combine dry ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly.

Add the eggs to the wet mixture one at time, beating thoroughly. Add in the dry ingredients until well blended then chill the dough for at least one hour.

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Remove from fridge and now roll the dough into balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet approximately 2 inches apart and bake 8-10 minutes. Immediately upon removing the cookies from the oven gently press ½ of an Andes Mint on top of each cookie. After it melts carefully spread the mint over top of the cookie. This recipe makes approximately six dozen cookies.

Now try as hard as you can to let the cookies cool before beginning to eat them!

Everyone at Ellis Dental would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday season. We will be closed on the 24th, 25th, and 26th so our staff can spend this joyous time of the year with their families. The office will reopen at 8AM Monday, December 29th for all your dental needs.