Friday, December 7, 2012

Soft and Chewy Peppermint Cookies

I had recently tried out a soft and chewy cookie recipe and decided to add my own twist to it.  Instead of chocolate chips I chose to use peppermint M&M's.  Here is the delicious recipe:

Chewy Peppermint Cookies

1 cup of shortening
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of white sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp of hot water
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of vanilla
3 cups of flour
1 bag of peppermint M&M's or any type of your favorite candy 

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.  In a mixer combine shortening and sugars. Next dissolve baking soda in hot water and mix in. Then add two eggs and mix until well combined.  Next add vanilla, salt, and flour. Once these ingredients are well mixed then add the M&M's to the mixer. Roll into balls, and then cook in the oven for approximately 11-13 minutes.  Let cool on cookie sheet and then a wire rack.  Enjoy!

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  1. Those look delicious. I wish I could come over and have a few. I love mint added to just about anything!

  2. Oh yum! And have you tried the peppermint ice cream at Hoffman's? Mmmm!!!

  3. I can't wait to make our first batch of cookies with Nick this year! These look SO good!

  4. Those look fantastic. The use of peppermint m&m's? Brilliant! :)

  5. Uhm, so wonderful ideas for the recipe!!! I have to try this. Sorry I forgot to leave a comment at your last post, I really love your mantel decor! It does looks like a Winther wonderland. Have a lovely week

  6. These sound wonderful! I absolutely love peppermint. I had no idea that there were peppermint M&Ms, either! I must find some and try these. I love Pinterest, too. :)

  7. These look amazing! I hope you'll share them at our Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap going on now through next Tuesday:

  8. Thanks for this yummy sounding recipe! I just printed it out, and if I can find the peppermint M & M's in the grocery story where I live (New Brunswick, Canada), I'm going to makde some of these. Thanks again!

  9. i'm thinkin peanut butter m&ms in these, yes?

    if you haven't already, we would love to have you stop by the blog for our giveaway!

    smiles to you.


  10. This looks so tasty! Yummers☺ You make Whimsy Wednesday look so good!

    Thanks for joining us,
    Kelly at Smart! School {House}

  11. I'm sooo going to try these!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  12. I think I commented on this on FB but OMG this looks soo yummy!

    Thanks so much for linking up at last week's Humble Brag. This week, The Better Half, along with a bunch of other awesome bloggers are hosting a link party to support the Sandy Hook area - $1 will be donated for every project linked up. Its up and running now. Hope to see you there!

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