Speaking of the North Pole…

Which I wasn’t, but these cookies make me think of Elf, The Santa Claus, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer… all those fun Christmas movies that are playing every 3 hours on tv these days. We got rid of our cable so I bought Elf because I found that I missed seeing it all the time.  There’s just something about a fun Christmas movie while it snows!  (Of course, we only had snow for a few hours yesterday, but I was hopeful while it lasted.)  We only get a few channels over the airwaves and I found myself watching The Santa Claus 3 last night while I folded laundry.  Matt was drinking a homemade mocha so I tell you, I was feeling very Christmas-y.   This is the last of my Christmas cookie baking for the year.  I’ll be baking a maple cream tart for Christmas with my family and probably call the dessert making done for the year.

Chocolate Chunkers, Peppermint Mocha Swirl Cookies, & Choco-Mint Crunch Cookies

I finished up wrapping the gifts today and finally have room cleared on my craft table to work on the gifts for each of the kids.  Flannel sheets for Liam and shoes for Sylvia.  Thankfully, I have them already cut out and ready to be put together.  I hope to be done before Christmas Eve.  Otherwise, I might actually turn into my mother!  She made us flannel pjs every year for Christmas and there were many Christmas Eve days when she was finishing hems or sewing on buttons.  Next year, I’ll start my projects in September!

Choco-Mint Crunch Cookies

  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. white sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 c. chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c. Andes Peppermint Baking chips
Cream together the butter, sugars, egg and vanilla.  Then, sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together.  Gradually add them to the butter mixture.  When the dough is well incorporated, stir in the chocolate chips and the peppermint chips.  Drop Tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper lined baking sheets and bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.  Makes 4 dozen.
The recipe is linked up with the Christmas Cookie Blog Hop at the Farmer’s Daughter!  Check it out for more great recipes!

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