Allison was chosen to do today's Follower Friday. Allison married my brother's best friend. We were all at BYU-Idaho together and I remember when she started dating her husband. I kept hearing a lot about her and when I finally met her - I loved her She is FUNNY, smart, creative, and an avid runner (gosh I wish I could be an avid runner!) She has an adorable little boy.
And....they live 2,000 miles away from me. So sad.
ENJOY HER RECIPE!
One of my favorite Christmas cookies to make/eat since I was little is called the Mint Melt-Away. It has a nice combination of chocolate and mint, and who doesn't love that combo? (Ok maybe some don't but I love it).
3/4 C butter
1 1/2 C dark brown sugar
2 Tbsp water
2 C semisweet chocolate chips
2 1/2 C flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 lb of Andes mints broken in halves
(you could also use the crushed Andes mints in the chocolate chip aisle)
Cook the butter, sugar, water until melted, add chocolate chips until melted. Remove from heat. Pour into mixing bowl. Let stand for about 10 minutes then mix at high speed. Add the eggs. At lower speed, add mixed dry ingredients. Blend until just blended. Chill for 1 hour. Line cookie sheet with foil. Place small balls 2 inches apart. Bake 350° for 12-13 minutes. Place 1/2 of Andes' mint on hot cookie, right from the oven. When melted swirl around on top of cookie with spoon, end of knife, or toothpick.
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