Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hershey's Chocolate Double Mint Cookies

What goes to better than chocolate and mint? Not much. You could use Hershey's mint chips or you could even use Andes mint chips. These are super simple to make and pack a really yummy bang! You should add these to your Holiday cookie making list. They would be super easy to make for a cookie exchange or for neighbors.



2/3 cup butter or margarine , softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Mint Chocolate Chips


Heat oven to 350°F.

Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in mint chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8 to 9 minutes or just until set; do not overbake. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 3 dozen cookies.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Coffee Talk

I am loving the coffee talks with Natalie of The Spunky Poser. I think they really let you get some insight into the blogger behind the blog. If you guys missed it I just posted a super easy, home made recipe for some Christmas cookies that are sure to get you into the Christmas mood Clicky. Okay onto Coffee Talk.


1. How did you meet your partner?

My husband and I met while he was retraining into another field of the military. He was at Fort Gordon and I lived near by. It's hard to resist a hunk in a uniform ;)

2. How did you feel about your partner when you first met them?

I was a little cautious because I was in a bad relationship and didn't just want to jump into something else right away.

3. Where was your first date taken place?

We hung out at the park at Fort Gordon where there is a beautiful gazebo, we hung out there and talked for hours.

4. Where do you see y'all in 5 years?

I see us in a house, hopefully one we've been able to buy and hopefully in Warner Robins Ga. We recently just got orders to Pope Air Field/Fort Bragg and not really loving that but going to make the most of it for sure. It's hard to really picture where we will be in 5 years because things change so much with the military but wherever we are I hope we are financially stable enough to adopt.

5. Show a picture of you and your partner!


I gotta say I love my husband and this crazy life we lead! I loved this Coffee Talk for sure!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Peppermint Blossoms

I needed to get in the Christmas mood. I love to bake and especially around the holidays. I have just been in a funk lately for some reason. So I decided to surprise the boys and bake some for them and my husband's office.

These were the perfect cookie to make. They are so cheerful and use my favorite Christmas candy made by Hershey. You really have to have the candy cane kisses if you haven't yet. They are just the most addictive thing ever! I even use those to make my peppermint bark.

I hope you enjoy the recipe. They are super simple to whip up and really yummy!



Decided to eat one while they were still nice and warm and they were fantastic!


Candy Cane or Peppermint Blossoms
Recipe: Hershey


HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Candy Cane Mint Candies
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine , softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
Red or green sugar crystals, granulated sugar or powdered sugar


Beat butter, granulated sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended.

Spray cookie sheet with non stick cooking spray and line with parchment paper.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in red sugar, granulated sugar, powdered sugar or a combination of any of the sugars. Place on cookie sheet.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookie is set. Remove from oven; cool 2 to 3 minutes. Press a candy piece into center of each cookie.

Bakers Notes:

The recipe said it makes 48 but I didn't make that many, I may have made the cookies a little bigger than 1 inch.

I also unwrapped the candies while the cookies were baking to save them from getting to soft.

To keep your cookies from going flat make sure your butter is not too soft just soft enough to cream with the sugar.

If you don't have colored sugar you can always make your own by mixing some food coloring to about 1 cup of sugar. Add enough color until you get the desired color and just keep mixing. It should dry over night so this should be done before hand.