Sunday, December 20, 2009


Christmastime is here, and I could not be happier.

I am once again in Florida visiting my family. This means I can play all day, seeing family and friends I don't get to hang out with very often. Sometimes at night while I am at my parents' house I tap into my mom's DVR queue: a gold mine full of Doctor Oz, Oprah and 60 Minutes (3 of my top 10 guilty pleasures).

The house is decorated for Christmas. My dad brings home bunches of bright red poinsettias that fill the house every year. Our Christmas tree is mostly white and gold with hints of red. The nativity sits at the base.

My mom even put little gold ornaments on a regular tree that sits in the living room year-round.

I like making Christmas cookies.

I know I have mentioned that mint chocolate is my favorite chocolate combo so you can imagine my delight when I saw this on a discount shelf at target this evening:

This cookie is a variation of a previous recipe for cakies. It is the same base recipe (so I will not bother repeating it here. I simply added about 3/4 cup of crushed mint M&M's to the dough and a single mint M&M to the top of the cookie. I imagine you could also use mint chips, Ande's mints or even add some peppermint extract to the dough.

While they have been and will always be my favorite girl scout cookie (frozen, please), there is nothing thin about thin mints. However, thin mints were the inspiration for this recipe variation so I will respectfully call these cookies... FAT MINT CAKIES.

1 comment:

The Boston Lady said...

Your parent's tree looks divine and what a beautiful nativity set. Of course, the cookies look delish as usual! Have fun and we'll see you soon!

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