Last night my husband an I were invited over to a close friends house for a Christmas eve dinner. It was a last min. invitation so I was scrambling on what to cook to bring. I thought about a savory dish. But lets face it, a lot of warm dishes either don’t travel really well or, you would rather serve it when it is hot. So, I made deserts! Pepermint-oreo balls (posted recipe on 11/22.. and I have an idea for a new twist on them. Will post at the end), Mint Chocolate chip cookies and homemade dog biscuits for their 2 dogs. I can not take credit for either of these recipes. But they are so easy and so good!
For the mint Chocolate chip cookies:
I got this recipe from Betty Crocker. I am going to post the recipe as they have it printed. But, on a side note. I always put the dough for any cookie in the refrigerator until cool(over night if you can). 1 pouch betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup butter softened
1/4-1/2 tsp. mint extract
6-8 drops of green food color
1 cup each creme de menthe baking chips and chocolate chips( i used dark)
Mix the first 5 ingredients in a bowl or food processor until the dough is soft. Then fold in the chips. using a scoop or a tsp.. drop dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 min. cool for 3 min. then remove from cookie sheet to a wire rack.
I got this recipe from Rachel ray’s October issue. My dogs absolutely love them so, I thought it would be a perfect gift for friends who have dogs. Every time I make these I have to add a ton more flour b.c the batch is so sticky. They still turn out good though.
1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
2 tbsp. dry milk powder
2 1/2 cups white or whole wheat flour
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees in a bow, stir together all of the ingredients;add 2 tsp. water or enough so that the dough comes together. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough 1/2″ thick. Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter. gather the scraps, combine, roll and form more. Repeat until all the dough is used.Place the biscuits 1″ apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 20 min, then turn over and bake until hardened,another 20 min. Let cool on the pan.
Idea for the peppermint balls…. In the spring. Take reg. or white oreos and instead of reg. cream cheese…. use a flavored one like strawberry or pineapple then roll in white chocolate and take a spring colored m&m to top with.. VERY spring like and would be great for easter!!!
Happy eating y’all!