Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Andes Peppermint Crunch Cookies by Andes

1 cup unsalted butter, softened **all I had was salted and they turned out great
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut** we left it out b/c my hubby doesn't like coconut
1 1/2 cups Andes mint baking chips
1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped pecans (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
2 Using an electric mixer, cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until fluffy (about 3 minutes).
3 Beat in egg and vanilla extract.
4 On low speed, add baking soda and salt, and then flour. Mix completely.
5 Stir in oats, coconut, pecans, and Andes baking chips.
6 Measure out 2 tablespoons for large or 1 tablespoons for small cookies. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet two inches apart. Press lightly.
7 Sprinkle some of the remaining chips (from the 10 oz. bag) on top of each cookie.
8 Bake for 20 minutes for large cookies or 12-15 minutes for small. Do not overbake.

In my opinion: These are absolutely wonderful!! I will be making these every Christmas for sure. You must try them.

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