Mint Chocolate Christmas Cookies


2 1/4 cup Flour
3/4 cup Cocoa
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup shortening ( I know! Who watches their calorie intake during the Holidays anyway!?)
1/2 cup Softened Butter
3/4 cup White Sugar
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs (beaten)
2 tsp Vanilla
2 cups andes mint chips

1 cup powdered sugar (to roll the cookies in before baking)

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt together, set aside.

In a standing mixer beat together the shortening and butter until creamy.
Add both sugars and continue beating until light and fluffy. Add the beaten eggs and vanilla and mix. Next, add the flour mixture and mix until smooth. Fold in the mint chips.

Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and then roll in the powdered sugar to fully coat.
After placing them on the cookie sheet, flatten the balls into 1/2 inch thick..
Bake 10-12 minutes. After removing from the oven let cool about one minute on the cookie sheet before moving to a wire rack.



Bonnie said...

These look amazing ! I'm not the hugest fan of chocolate and mint together but I think I might give these a try and see if I can't change that !!

andrafaye said...

I need one or two of those about now...with a cuppa.

webbsway said...

AAAAAHHH MAN! These had me drooling! I wish I may - I wish I might - have this wonderful cookie tonight.