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Chocolate-Mint Snow-Top Cookies

Feb
6

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Snow cookies! These are my celebrating winter cookies! My I :heart: being-snowed-in cookies! My who-needs-warm-weather cookies! My– Oh, I am so making that up.


These are my farewell-to-snow cookies!
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My I-won’t-miss-you-when-you’re-gone cookies!
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My don’t-let-the-door-hit-you-on-the-bum-on-the-way-out cookies!
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Because today, it’s supposed to warm up to the 40s! And stay in the 40s and 50s and maybe even make it all the way to 60 for the next week or more!

I shall get my car unstuck! I shall visit the world again! I shall buy fresh vegetables and– I don’t know. Go home to the farm again cuz I like it here. But I won’t be stuck here. And there’s a difference between staying home and being stuck there.

So here are my celebrating-the-difference cookies!
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(They’re also just really-darn-delicious cookies.)
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And we really like cookies here.
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Clover: “You can’t have my cookies.

Yeah. You’d better make your own.

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How to make Chocolate-Mint Snow-Top Cookies:

12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Melt chocolate over low heat in a small saucepan. Meanwhile, beat butter with an electric mixer. Add sugar; beat again. Pour in melted chocolate.
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Oh my.

Add eggs, vanilla, and mint.
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We are very farm-fresh here. I look at my eggs I plucked from the chicken house and think about the hen I watched turn around and around in her nesting box, wiggle her fluffy butt, and turn around some more, and then I stop thinking about it because, well, that’s kinda gross if you think about where those eggs came from.

Except for the part where it is miraculous. I love my chickens. I can’t wait till spring when it is warm and I will let them keep some of their eggs and make me some of this:

Sigh.

Back to the cookies…. Beat the chocolate and eggs and etc. into the butter/sugar mixture. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Combine with a spoon. Wrap cookie dough and place in the fridge for about half an hour.

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
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Roll in powdered sugar and place about two inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350-degrees for approximately 10 minutes, until tops are cracked.
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Here’s to the-snow-will-start-melting-today cookies!

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on February 6, 2009  

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  1. 2-6
    3:52
    am

    Those cookies look so good! I’m sick of all this ice, snow and cold, too. I’m am so looking forward to summer so we can complain about the rain, sun, and heat.

  2. 2-6
    4:04
    am

    We even have a taste of that weather in England this week!
    Suzanne, your goats look so adorable in their fluffy winter coats, and my was I surprised to see Coco patting one of them – she’s so HUGE and they’re so SMALL!
    When I can get to the shops to buy choc chips and mint essence I’m definitely going to make those cookies!
    Spring, come soon!!! :ladybug: :butterfly: :sun:

  3. 2-6
    5:33
    am

    Your killin me! I love cookies but I’m trying to get in better health. What a great picture. I doubt I’ll be able to get it out of my head all day. Why you don’t own a bakery is beyond me.

    I ordered 3 of your books from Amazon yesterday. Can’t wait to see if they are as fun as your blog.

  4. 2-6
    5:57
    am

    I feel a sugar rush coming on!! LOL

  5. 2-6
    6:02
    am

    Oooooooooooh, the picture of Coco and the goat (sorry, don’t know which goat it is) is priceless! My chow does that to my lab all the time — like he’s protecting her!

    And the cookies……….when did you bake those to make the weather straighten up? If I make these today, will I have summer like you’re having in a couple days? At this point, I will try anything! :lol:

  6. 2-6
    6:30
    am

    What part of England are you in? My daughter has lived in Birmingham for 10 years or more now. SHe was raised in WV and I sent her this web this am.
    It is like a visit home for me. I am really new to the blog. It is really cold here in Ohio and we have had snow on the ground for weeks now.
    The cookies look really good!. Denise P

  7. 2-6
    7:28
    am

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who things about eggs that way sometimes. lol.. I bet clover and coco will be enjoying the thaw as much as us! Its hard to believe as cold as it is this morning that warm weather is on the way, but it will be a nice change. I love the recipe! Chocolate chip mint is my favorite ice cream and I have never heard of these so I will be giving these cookies a try for sure!

  8. 2-6
    7:33
    am

    Those cookies sound wonderful!

  9. 2-6
    7:51
    am

    What a pretty set of photos. An idyllic setting and wonderfully tasty looking cookies. Winter is good. Being snowed in allows us to think a moment.

  10. 2-6
    8:14
    am

    I am so blessed to have come across your blog a while back! You make me smile with your delicious recipes, photos, and commentary! I admire your life on the farm! Thanks for making me smile on the days I am able to view your blog and read about whats going on in your world! All the best to you and yours!!

  11. 2-6
    8:26
    am

    The cookies look wonderful and the pics of the goats make me just want to cuddle and pet them so much. Good thing I don’t live close I would be over pestering you to pet the animals all the time.LOL

  12. 2-6
    8:28
    am

    Cookies are my very favorite thing, and these look amazing.

  13. 2-6
    8:31
    am

    Wow! Those look amazing! I may actually have to try those.

    Oh and I found your blog while I was voting for the bloggie awards. Hi! :wave:

  14. 2-6
    8:38
    am

    Thanks for the recipe and the photos and the daydreams of spring chicks and for opening a window into your life. Enjoy your freedom and buy some beautiful vegetables!

  15. 2-6
    8:40
    am

    http://chickensintheroad.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/snoopy.gif

    What a great blog. How do you have time to write while cooking, taking astounding photographs, and creating an award winning blog?

    I’m sorry I discovered it too late to vote, but I’m doing my part to get the word out on my blog.

    Thanks for sharing the unbelievable recipes.

  16. 2-6
    8:54
    am

    Watch out for flooding if all that snow melts at once! Sure wish we could look forward to 50’s even. Still stuck in the 30’s here with low clouds.

  17. 2-6
    8:55
    am

    Ooh – they look much better now that I realize the tops aren’t green – it’s your kitchen lighting! I had to scroll down thru the recipe to see what in the world you had put on the top to make them look like there were lichens under the surface of the snow! I know I’m a little weird sometimes!

  18. 2-6
    9:19
    am

    “And there’s a difference between staying home and being stuck there.” Truer words were never spoken. I take care of my Mom with Alzheimer’s, and between the snow and -30 wind chills, there was a four week period where we didn’t go anywhere. I can’t take her out in that kind of weather, and I can’t leave her alone, so here we sat. It wears on a person. At least I can get groceries delivered though.

  19. 2-6
    9:22
    am

    Those look fun to make! I haven’t made the pepperoni rolls yet… but I showed DH your post… and he can’t wait! I am soooooo happy about warmer :sun: weather coming this weekend! (I can turn the furnace down!) :heart:

    Suzanne @
    http:www.sugarloafcottage.blogspot.com :woof:

  20. 2-6
    9:52
    am

    Hey! Those are Chocolate Crinkles! Never heard of them being made with mint before…

  21. 2-6
    10:03
    am

    I learned of your blog due to the blog award voting. So glad I found it! http://chickensintheroad.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/sheep-jump.gif
    We live in Texas on a small ranch and we’re going through a drought. It has been unseasonably warm here and if there was moisture we’d be into spring already. But, everything is critically dry. Seeing the snow (which we don’t get here) is lovely and heartening. I know (from living in NM) that it makes serious mud when it thaws, though! The thing I like best about your site are the pictures. We are into photography and using photos the way you do (and the way Ree does on her pioneer woman site) speaks to me! Story telling with them! As you say, yours are like childrens’ storybooks! Keep ’em comin’! On the post today, the one of the goats all reaching through different squares in the fence is terrific!! I just started a blog last month. Still need to find my “voice” but, I’m enjoying seeing what others do on theirs’. Yours is in my favorites! Mine, by the way, is lynnmargason.blogspot.com

  22. 2-6
    10:17
    am

    Oooh, I love crinkles, we only make them around Christmas though, and never with mint. I made them for my residents this Christmas (I’m a resident assistant at a college) and they loved them. I will have to try putting mint in along with the vanilla.

  23. 2-6
    10:59
    am

    Coco looks like a giant!!!!! Can’t wait to see Annabelle with him. It was extremely cold here yesterday but we too are going to start seeing warmer weather. But I’m afraid the P. Phil says 6 more weeks of bad weather :hissyfit:

  24. 2-6
    11:11
    am

    YUM, and who doesn’t like chocolate mint!!!I have made a similar cookie – from my late mother’s Betty Crocker Cookie cookbook. They didn’t have mint in them, but they looked the same. Some call them Chewy Brownie cookies…something like that. The ones at the Cookie Company in the mall, have a glossy top and I like that too. My husband loves them. So, there are alot of variations to make…and they are YUMMY!!!!
    I just wish I were at your house, to eat one! :hissyfit: :heart: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  25. 2-6
    11:11
    am

    P.S. – we are due to be 70 or 80 this weekend!!! But, our cold is not over yet…our weather is erratic here.

  26. 2-6
    11:15
    am

    Yay for warmer weather! Yay for leaving the farm, and returning and staying there because you WANT to and not because you have no choice.

    But mostly yay for warmer weather!

  27. 2-6
    11:32
    am

    Those look delish! I think I know what I’m making this weekend!

  28. 2-6
    12:07
    pm

    Umm! Those look just like my chocolate crinkle cookies, would just need to add the mint extract! I love the pic of Coco playing with the goats…She would never let anything happen to one of them! :) C U!

  29. 2-6
    12:28
    pm

    I know many people in my house alone that will love these cookies! :chef:

  30. 2-6
    1:29
    pm

    Those do look good. Anything that celebrates winter ending is okay by me!

  31. 2-6
    3:28
    pm

    I love cookies!

  32. 2-6
    5:59
    pm

    Man, those look good! Thanks for sharing! Hope your snow melts soon.

  33. 2-6
    8:39
    pm

    Yummy. I can’t wait for it to get warm either. I want a few of my hens to go broody and hatch me some chickies :duck: of their own. I already have some eggs in the ‘bator but I want to see a momma hen raise some chicks around here also. Also I will have some of these :sheepjump: (lambs) born here pretty soon. :snuggle: Come on Spring!

  34. 2-6
    8:56
    pm

    DEELISH! :chicken:

  35. 2-6
    9:38
    pm

    Sounds yummy! Good luck with the rising river when the snow melts… get your 4WD fixed. OH 52 she needs YOU!

  36. 2-7
    5:51
    am

    Hi Denise,

    I’m in Northamptonshire – about 50 miles south of Birmingham.

    I’m sure your daughter is going to LOVE Suzanne’s site!

  37. 2-7
    7:18
    pm

    We hatched baby chicks last year. It was indeed magical. We did it the old fashioned way, just let a broody hen stay on her clutch of eggs. I adore my chickens, they are such wonderful little creatures. I hope you get some babies this spring!

  38. 2-21
    8:47
    am

    These cookies sound fabulous! I’m soooooooo enjoying your site! I just started blogging, and found your site…marked it so I can follow along with all your animal adventures! I have so many more bloggy subjects lined up, but your site has inspired me to do my “chickens” entry next. I, too, LOVE chickens. Thanks for all your great pics, too.

  39. 3-28
    8:22
    am

    I have a question! In the ing list, you call for 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder, but in the recipe, you say to add baking soda. Should the recipe use powder or soda? Thanks for your help.

  40. 3-28
    8:26
    am

    ack!!! That is a mistake! Thank you!! I’ll edit the recipe to correct that now. It is baking powder!

  41. 12-17
    5:52
    pm

    :woof:
    Suzanne–does the powder sugar have a green tint–or is it me.
    JO

  42. 12-17
    6:15
    pm

    Jo, it’s me, or rather my photography skills (or lack thereof, LOL). In other words, it’s the lighting. The cookies don’t really have a green tint.

  43. 12-20
    3:28
    pm

    :woof: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman:
    Suzanne–i am making dough today and will be baking the next 2 days, can I make this dough and keep it in the fridge over night>?
    Thank you.
    JO
    :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman: :snowman:

  44. 10-8
    4:08
    pm

    I make cookies just like these without the mint (although the mint sounds good) every year for Christmas.
    JOJO, I’ve as much as tripled the recipe before and kept it in the fridge for up to 2 days and had no problem.

  45. 11-30
    4:07
    pm

    Suzanne do you ever plan on coming out with a cookbook? if so please let me know , I’d love to add it to my collection :).

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