Mother’s Day is just around the corner…time to start planning gifts and food to share with your family. The #CreativeCookieExchange is baking cookies with mothers in mind. Whether it is a cookie you bake for your mom or with your mom in mind, we’d love to hear what you are baking this month. Mother’s Day is most often thought of as a happy day but we keep close to our hearts friends and loved ones who find Mother’s Day to be a difficult day to get through for any number of reasons and want you to know that you are on our minds as well.
The first food that comes to mind when I think of my mom’s favorites would have to be mint chocolate chip ice cream. The bright green kind. The green that you know is not natural flavoring but you eat it anyway kind of mint chocolate chip ice cream. I wanted to put those flavors of mint and chocolate into a cookie for my mom and made these mint chip chocolate cookies with a recipe from Hershey’s. Hershey’s recipe called for mint chips (which they conveniently make but I could not find in my local store) so I used Andes crème de methe baking chips to bring out that minty flavor. These cookie lack that green color but the mint flavor is a nice combination with the chocolate cookie and chocolate chips. I’ll have to make these again the next time my mom comes to visit and I think they’d be even better converted into an ice cream sandwich with bright green mint chocolate chip ice cream in the middle!
Check out Hershey’s recipe here. I used regular chocolate chips then added a full cup of the Andes crème de menthe chips.
You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes. Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:
- Classic Spritz Cookies from All That’s Left Are The Crumbs
- Chocolate Chip Cookies (Baked) from Baking in Pyjamas
- White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies from 2 Cookin’ Mamas
- Crystallized Ginger Cookies from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Candied Flower Shortbread Cookies from Live… Bake… Love…
- Oats and Nuts Cookies from Basic N Delicious
- Coconut cookies from Flours and frostings
- Brown Sugar Maple Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cherries from The Spiced Life
- Mint Chip Chocolate Cookies from A Baker’s House
- Rhubarb Sauce Cookies from Food Lust People Love