A few years ago I made these cookies....and they were terrible! I have a recipe from a book I bought for a fund raiser, and I was certain the recipe was good, it was just me that sucked. Well, me and my seriously crappy, circa 1960's oven I had been given. O.k, I still was getting my real "sea legs" (or, um, baking legs?), but it was a pretty close race in suckiness between me, and the oven. This same oven decided to fully crap out on me while I was trying to bake a multi-layered, multi-coloured cake for a birthday. My husband ended up having to buy a sheet cake from the grocery store. They let him buy a froze, un-iced one because I had already made a jumbo bowl of buttercream frosting I needed to use up! I digress....also, I think I've told this story before...
Anywhooo, I hadn't tried making them again since that time years ago, but I sure wanted to try! I'm not a big fan of letting any baked good beat me, so round 2 was on!
These cookies are super-fudgey, and simple to make for how beautiful they turn out. I mean, really, look at those beautiful cracked (crinkled) cookies? Lovely. Simply lovely.
I added mint extract to make them more Christmas-y, but you can use vanilla extract if you would prefer!
Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies
The best thing about these cookies? They are super-duper freezable (as opposed to just plain old freezable?). Would I share a possible holiday get-together cookie with you if it weren't freezable? I made mine, stashed 'em in an airtight container, and have been pulling cookies out about 4 at a time to add to give boxes and dessert plates. Oh, just be careful to only touch the sides of these though, a giant finger print in the middle of a cookie you're giving too someone else seems yucky.
Today I have a wonderful (beautiful) friend coming over and we're going to try to make Nanaimo bars! I've been told it's easy to do, but I had never tried! So, I'm looking forward to trying something new!
I'll let you know how it goes! :)
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