Oh Christmas cookies how I love thee! I remember the cookie tradition we had growing up was to make sugar cookies with my mom a few weeks before Christmas. Halfway through she would kick us out because she couldn’t handle us
sneaking eating anymore of the dough. She would always wear one of her ‘cleaning’ shirts or her 1980 pepto bismol pink sweatshirt and have flour streaked across it by the end. Back when I was a kid I didn’t understand why she cared so much, but now I do the same thing to my kids. Halfway through the cookie process I just want to get it over and done. I want the mess cleaned, the kids to stop eating the dough and for them to stop fighting over who is going to lick the spatula! Yet, every year since I have moved out of my parents house I have tried to host a cookie making day at my house with my younger brother, sister and my boys. Everyone has requests as to which cookies they want to make and by the end of the day I am frazzled out with flour covering every inch of myself and kitchen but I know it is creating memories my boys won’t forget! That makes every bit of the day worth it!
When I decided to host the cookie exchange on my blog I thought it would be a great way to bring new cookie recipes to your family. Who knows – maybe one of these cookies will make it into your Christmas tradition!?
Since the thin mint cookie recipe I shared last year was such a hit (among all of you AND my husband) I decided to use the Andes mint chips in another cookie this year. I bring you…. drum roll please …. DOUBLE RICH CHOCOLATE MINT CHIP cookies!
Get the printable 4x6 recipe card HERE.