Merry Christmas!!! I absolutely love the holiday season because the cheer around Christmas always lifts my spirits! You know what else lifts my spirits? Baking Holiday Plates! Bake this specific recipe with me here: The Worlds Best Cookie Vlog
I don’t know about you, but our Christmas seasons were showered with cookies and baked goods. Every year we celebrated a centuries-old family tradition: baking Goodie Platters, aka Holiday Plates with scrumptious treats—from salted nut rolls to frosty Santa cookies to chocolate chip chewies—for special, hand-delivery to friends and neighbors!
It was a great opportunity to say Merry Christmas! and see what they were up to lately. They always seemed delighted to open their door and find Gub Ma and I standing there on the porch bathed in reddish green sparkly light shining down from Reindeer heaven!
This year, I tried a new addition to the plates, and it turned out decadently delicious:
Andes Mint Double Fudge Cookies
A few Months back, while standing in the checkout line, I reached over and grabbed a pack of Andes Mint chips from the impulse shelf. I had never seen those in the baking isle, and I thought I could definitely use them somehow. They sat forgotten in my pantry until Christmas rolled up.
There I was: in the pantry, pondering what to do this year. The Andes Mint chips were there on the shelf calling out to me. I also had a classic fudge recipe for cookies, so I decided to just throw in the mint chips to create Andes Mint Double Fudge Cookies.
Usually, my default double-fudge cookies are thin and chewy, but this time I spruced it up a bit by making them soft and fluffy. I envisioned a minty fresh fluffy chewy confection, so I took two of my favorite cookie recipes and combined them to make the perfect minty cookie delight.