Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Last year I discovered the deliciousness of Andes Candies Creme de Menthe baking bits. This year, after SP accidentally grabbed the pink/red instead of green bag, I discovered the almost as delicious Andes Peppermint Crunch baking bits.

I think these baking bits are chunks of peppermint-white chocolate. I wasn't quite sure what to do with them because none of the Peppermint Crunch recipes on the Andes Candies site intrigued me. The cookie recipe on the back of the bag used rolled oats, pecans, and coconut - yuck! I finally decided to use the Creme de Menthe cookie dough recipe with these peppermint bits.
They turned out good, but not, in my opinion, great. They have a very nice minty flavor, but not so much white chocolate flavor, and I wish I had gone ahead and added some chocolate chips to the dough. Or maybe drizzled chocolate on top? The baking chips might be tastier in a chocolate cookie. I considered a chocolate cookie, but in the end rejected the idea simply because usually I don't really like chocolate dough cookies. I prefer cookies with chocolate chips or dipped in chocolate to an actual chocolate dough.
I think if we bought these again, I would make a chocolate dough and add these baking bits. I love peppermint flavor, especially at the holidays, and these bits are definitely pepperminty.

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