Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Yummy, Chewy Andes Peppermint Crunch Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

We're back! After a fun filled Thanksgiving filled with food, family, & fun, I'm ready to get back to blogging. We had a brother return home from an LDS Mission in Brazil over the weekend. It was great to see him, talk to him, and hear about the last 2 years of his life where he changed many lives. It made for a great Thanksgiving celebration! I love Christmas! I love baking during Christmas. I have my favorites that I bake every year. I will be baking a few batches of my favorite Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies, Andes Mint Cookies, Cinnamon Rolls, Peanut Butter Balls, and I'm sure I am missing something else. I love the aroma of homemade sweets during the holidays. Especially when they have the tastes of Christmas as peppermint, mint, cinnamon, and peanut butter and chocolate fit in all year round...right!?!

This little cookie I put together was awesome! I used Prudy's recipe for her Chewy Oatmeal Cookies. If you can't tell, I love Prudence Pennywise's blog! She has got amazing recipes. Click her link on our sidebar for a sight to see! Her Chewy Oatmeal Cookies were a perfect match for my Andes Peppermint Crunch Chips I snagged last year after the season. I have been waiting all year to use them. The time has come, and they are delish! With a great peppermint taste, and a little crunch to top them off. They were perfect in the Chewy Oatmeal Cookies! I also threw in some chocolate chips that really completed this cookie. My good friend introduced me to some chunky chocolate chips you can get in the grocery store. The brand is Gitard, and they are big chocolate chips. I love them, and they make such a difference in cookies. Try them out. They can be pricey, but just watch the sales. They are worth it! So if you are in the mood for some awesome Chocolate Chip cookies this season, jazz them up with Andes Peppermint Crunch Chips!

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies from Prudence Pennywise, Recipe found here:

Add Andes Peppermint Crunch Chips and Chocolate Chips to your liking. Serve with milk. Chewy, Pepperminty, Chocolatey, Yum!!!


Amy said...

These look GREAT!! I love peppermint!

Rachel said...

It sure was a fun weekend! It's good to have Dan home. These cookies look really good! Thanks for posting.

Emily said...

How fun to see your bro again! When I got back from my mish I was a total spazz for a while (sad because I met my hub 3 days after I got back!) so patience and understanding are key . . . although my mom said that girls seem to have a harder time adjusting than guys . . . go figure! I am loving your cookies! Anything with mint has me all wrapped up! They seriously look delightful! Happy baking!

Steffani said...

Those look so good!!! I'll definitely have to try them!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your brother coming home! My brother also served in Brazil.
These cookies look amazing! I never would have thought to add peppermint to oatmeal cookies, but I am sure going to give it a try.

Prudy said...

I have totally and completely missed your blog! If only I didn't have to sleep! The cookies look so delicious, I only wish I had your Andes peppermints to pop in my dough too. I'll be on the look out. And welcome home to your brother. My little brother served in Brazil also, although quite a few years ago. Merry Christmas to both of you sisters and all that are yours, too!