Monday, December 2, 2019

Midnight Mints

 

If you like mint and chocolate, I think you'll love these cookies that I'm sharing today.  I have had this fiber optic tree for so long and always love seeing it sparkle.  The Comfort and Joy tea from Republic of Tea is perfect for this time of the year.  My daughter bought me this Santa years ago.  

 

I love this pretty plate by Royal Stafford.  Doesn't it have  such a welcoming door? 



I wanted you to see the size scoop that I used, since I didn't have the 1 and 3/4" scoop.  I did mound my scoops pretty large. 



Yield: Around 32 cookies with a small scoop, and around 20 cookies with a 1 and 1/4" scoop
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Midnight Mints

Midnight Mints

I cut this recipe out of the newspaper and had put it aside for a few years, always wanting to try it. I had to adjust the directions.

ingredients:

  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut up
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 and 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 32 Andes Mints (I had the 2" size, and cut them in half)

instructions:

How to cook Midnight Mints

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Break up unsweetened chocolate into a microwave safe bowl.  Toss with the cut up butter.  Melt for 1-2 minutes (mine took 1 and 1/2 minutes).  Stir, and let cool to room temperature.
  4. Crack eggs into the bowl of an electric mixer.  Pour in sugar and add vanilla.  Sprinkle  in baking powder and salt.  Beat until thick and pale, about 5 minutes. Pour in chocolate mixture; beat on low until combined.  Sprinkle in flour; beat on low until combined. 
  5. Use a 1 and 3/4" ice cream scoop (I used a mini scoop, which is 1 and 1/4", as my ice cream scoop is 2").  Portion out domes of dough.  Press a mint into each cookie. 
  6. Slide pans into oven and bake until just set.  Mine took 10 minutes, but directions said 7 minutes. 
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I am sharing this with these lovely parties:



25 comments:

  1. Your Midnight Mints looks so chocolaty and delicious Kitty! I've always loved those pretty Royal Stafford plates, I have two! :) Merry December to you ♥

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  2. They look delightful! This family does have a chocolate mint freak or two... Very Christmasy presentation today. πŸŽ„

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  3. Hi Kitty, I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Those cookies look so good and I bet are yummy! Thanks for the recipe to make them. Hope you have a nice week and Happy December.
    Hugs, Julie xo

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  4. I love chocolate mint and the midnight mints are making my mouth water!

    I have a small (4 ft) purple fibre optic tree that I display in the kitchen during the holidays. A few years ago, one of the base anchors broke so now it's a little wobbly and tends to lean on one side. I only hang non-breakable ornaments on the tree, in case it falls over. Heh.

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  5. Chocolate and mints, two of my favourite, they looks so good. I must try them.

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  6. Dangerously good! I remember a brownie recipe with those Andes mints on them - love, love, love!

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  7. Your cookies look fantastic Kitty! I picked up some Andes last week too:@)

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  8. Oh, my! These sound wonderful! Our son would love these! God bless you, sweet friend. :)

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  9. Oh yum Kitty, my boys would love these, they inhale Girl Scout Thin Mints! Pinned! Your holiday tea vignette is beautiful!
    Jenna

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  10. Your plates are so pretty, Kitty, and the whole setting looks so festive! The tea sounds delicious. My hubby would like those cookies but I'm allergic to mint. I love chocolate and peanut butter together but he doesn't, so I guess we're even! ;-) Thank you for sharing at my little party this week. Hugs...Sandi

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  11. How delicious!Beautiful plates too!Hugs!

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  12. Oh, I love the plate! Such a festive doorway pictured on it!

    The cookies look delicious. I make a chocolate mint crisp cookie with an Andes mint melted and swirled on the top. It sure is a wonderful flavor combination!

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  13. Yummy looking cookies. That Staffordshire plate is so pretty. I love doors.

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  14. Oh my goodness, we have the same taste buds. I would love these! xo

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  15. They look so good and oh so pretty Kitty! You need to be on one of those cooking shows girl! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  16. Those look so good! My youngest son loves chocolate and mint together. We'll have to try these.

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  17. I love your Santa and the plate is beautiful! I think I could eat all of these cookies myself :) I need to get starting on my holiday baking!

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  18. Kitty, I love the mint and chocolate combination. Maybe it's just me, but it looks like you've left the flour out of the ingredient list. Happy December!

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    1. Jean, thank you soooo much! I did leave out the flour, and quickly updated the recipe. I appreciate you finding the error.

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  19. Hi Kitty, boy, do those look and sound good. I took the recipe down and will have to make some. That little Santa is so cute. I love Santa's alot. Thanks for your sweet visit to me. I have had that teapot a long time. I don't drink tea at home that much but I always have it when we go out to eat as coffee is usually too strong or old in restaurants but I do love teapots and that one is most like Christmas to me that I have..Have a wonderful weekend..xxoJudy

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  20. How sweet your Santa looks overseeing your tea party. Your Midnight Mints look delicious. Maybe you should leave out a few for Santa on Christmas Eve when he slips down your chimney. =)

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  21. Kitty these look wonderful!! I was just thinking last night that I wanted to make some new cookies this year (as well as the traditional ones my family loves) and thought I needed to browse your blog lol!

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  22. I love chocolate and mint, what a treat! Love your darling santa.

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  23. Oh my goodness Miz Kitty, your Midnight Mints look amazing, I need 1 or 2 of those special treats! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday,461 and hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  24. Hmmm...chocolate and mint...a match made in heaven! Oh, that beautiful plate...I just want to jump right in that lovely scene and into the front door!

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