Creme de Menthe Cookies ~ Giveaway!

Chocolate Mint Cookies

It’s officially Holiday Season. Time to focus on family, friends, giving of yourself, and creating memories. Andes Creme de Menthe Chocolate Mint Cookies make an irresistible edible gift that no one will want to return.

We all have different traditions and ideas of what makes this season special. Some prepare a ceremonial meal each Christmas Eve.  Others have a candle light walk through the neighborhood. Some trudge through the snow each year to cut a fresh tree, others hide an Elf on the Shelf. Some leave their shoes out to be blessed on December 6th, others make potato latkes and brisket. I love hearing what different families do around the holidays.

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There are several things we do each year that have my kids brimming with anticipation. I (try) to live my life by a less-is-more philosophy, so our holiday traditions may not be as elaborate as others, but they are special to us…

  • To start off the holiday season we always visit the National Gingerbread Competition held each year at the Grove Park Inn here in Asheville. The artistry and intricate details of the elaborate creations are a sight to behold. Competitors start working on their entries months in advance.
  • We hang advent calenders and fill them with tiny trinkets that make the kids pop out of bed each morning faster than a jackrabbit.
  • We make cookies…Not just a few cookies, but dozens and dozens of cookies to share with friends and neighbors. Our few days of outlandish cookie production allows us to offer a delicious token to our loved ones, to let them know just how much they mean to us. This is a tradition I remember vividly as a child, and I hope my children will treasure “making cookies with mommy” with as much tenderness as I do.
  • We hide a glass pickle ornament on our Christmas tree each year. On Christmas Eve, we all open a pair of new jammies. We come down stairs dressed in our snuggle-y attire and sit down to read the Christmas story. Then we let the kids hunt for the hidden pickle on the tree. Being green, it’s hard to find. The person who finds the pickle gets to open a bonus gift that night, a game that we will all sit down and play together before bed.

To make cookie baking day(s) extra special, we always make a few favorites from previous years, then create a few new varieties to test on our friends.

As I’ve recently discovered Andes Mint Chips, Chocolate Mint Cookies were high priority. I love the old tradition of handing our friends a tin loaded with treats of various colors, shapes, and flavors. The Chocolate Mint Cookies offer serious visual appeal, as well as addictive mint chips.

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Yield: 40 cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Chocolate Mint Cookies (Andes Cookies)

Ingredients:

2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups AP flour + 3 Tb. divided
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup Andes Creme de Menthe chips
1/8 tsp. mint extract
1 drop green food coloring

Directions:

Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy--3-5 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.

Sift 2 cups of flour, baking powder and salt together, slowly add to the butter mixture until well combined.

Divide the dough into thirds, leaving 1/3 in the mixing bowl. Add the mint extract, 1 drop of green food coloring and 2-3 Tb. of extra flour to the dough and mix well.

Form the green dough into a flat rectangle and wrap well. Place in the fridge.

Place the remaining 2/3 dough back in the mixing bowl. Add the cocoa powder and mix until well combined; stir in the mint chips.

Wrap the dough and refrigerate both doughs for at least an hour.

On a floured piece of wax paper, roll the chocolate dough into a 14 X 5 inch rectangle, about an 1/8 inch thick.

On another piece of wax paper, roll the green dough into a 14 X 4 inch rectangle and place over the top of the chocolate dough leaving a 1 inch border on one side.

Carefully roll the dough toward the end with the chocolate border. You may want to cut the dough in half to make this easier.

Once rolled press the roll down on the end to seal. Pinch any cracks together. Wrap the log(s) in the wax paper and place back in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven t0 375 degrees F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Unwrap the dough log and slice into 1/3 inch pieces.

Spread 2 inches apart on the baking sheets and bake for approximately 10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on the sheets before transferring.

Andes Cookies

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by P&G. I do not ever write about products I do not personally use and enjoy.

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    Susan in the Boonies — December 2, 2011 @ 6:23 am

    Our favorite holiday tradition is decorating sugar cookies together. It wouldn’t be Christmas without it!

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    Jessen — December 2, 2011 @ 6:38 am

    To be honest, we never had a holiday tradition, but I’ve sort of created one myself, with serving a great family dinner and dessert…if you’d call that a tradition?

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    Denise Brode — December 2, 2011 @ 7:05 am

    putting up the christmas tree. We all do it together every year just likemy family did when I was youger.

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    Cara — December 2, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    Gorgeous cookies and a great giveaway! Something very important to me around the holidays is to really put some effort into thoughtful gifts, and try my best NOT to resort to gift cards.

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    Cara — December 2, 2011 @ 7:34 am

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    ladywild — December 2, 2011 @ 7:43 am

    Every year I make apple butter for my friends and family.

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    Mary Horowitz — December 2, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    We’re starting new Hanukkah traditions this year with our new son–different types of latkes (carrot & zucchini anyone?), taking turns lighting the menorah, and telling the Hanukkah story each night to start.

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    Terry — December 2, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    Have to be decorating the tree! Love that time.

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    pam — December 2, 2011 @ 7:56 am

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    Tiffany — December 2, 2011 @ 8:55 am

    Those cookies would be the absolute death of me. But I’m not opposed to making them (and of course trying a few to make sure they turn out ok) if I had someone to give them to!

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    Tiffany — December 2, 2011 @ 8:56 am

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      i love this recipe

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    Helene — December 2, 2011 @ 9:32 am

    Love the color of your KA. Would like to be your neighbor to taste your cookies :)

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    Helene — December 2, 2011 @ 9:32 am

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    Erin — December 2, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    I make the holidays special by making cookies for everyone!

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    Caroline @ chocolate and carrots — December 2, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    I help fill the belly’s of my family with lots of goodies! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Maria — December 2, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    Perfect cookies for the holidays!

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    Colleen Bierstine — December 2, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    These are so pretty! I love Andes candies, so the flavors here must be delicious. What a perfect cookie for the holidays:)

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    Andrea @ Recipes For Divine Living — December 2, 2011 @ 11:42 am

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    Andrea @ Recipes For Divine Living — December 2, 2011 @ 11:43 am

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    PancakeNinja — December 2, 2011 @ 11:57 am

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    Erica — December 2, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

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    Veronica @ Café con Leche — December 2, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    We always set up our christmas village, make christmas cookies, and drink eggnog when I come home from school! It’s so fun with my mom and sisters :)

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    Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) — December 2, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    You have a mixer that matches your cookies. How festive! :) These look delish. I love Andes mints. The holidays are my favorite time of year. Since I purchased my first home, my favorite thing to do is decorate the fireplace and the Christmas tree. It’s something I’m really looking forward to doing next weekend.

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    Nell — December 2, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    We decorate the tree together on Dad’s birthday….December 17th…while feasting on fireplace popped corn and homemade fudge. Think this year I’ll be trying your peppermint fudge. It looks wonderful.

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    Jessie C. — December 2, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

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    Bonnie K — December 2, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

    I, too, hang a Christmas pickle ornament on our tree for someone to find. A tradition we love doing is watch A Child’s Christmas in Wales. We never tire of doing this. We also will have plum pudding at Nana and Papa’s house–an English tradition.

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    Sharon — December 2, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    We make cookies together (and date nut loaf).

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    Melissa M — December 2, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    going to see all of the Christmas lights here in Salt Lake City

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    Eileen — December 2, 2011 @ 2:26 pm

    Those cookies look yummy. I love baking and sharing for the holidays – it’s my way of showing how much I care.

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    Pat R — December 2, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    We purchase our tree then have our 10 grandchildren over to decorate the tree. Afterb web have hot chocolate and cookies while sitting by the fireplace.

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    ErikaMC — December 2, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

    Every year my mom, sister and I get together and spend the day baking cookies, bars, fudge, kringla and more to take to our co-workers and neighbors. Although the work might not be simple it is joyful!

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    Laura — December 2, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

    I think that one of my favorite holiday traditions is having French Toast for breakfast on Christmas or around there.

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    Kristen — December 2, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

    At the beginning of December, I either make or bake some kind of gift for each of our neighbors and friends. Then we pick a night, all pile into the car and drive around delivering them. It’s always a memorable night.

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    Kari — December 2, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    One of our Christmas traditions is going to the tree farm the weekend after Thanksgiving to pick out the perfect tree. Then we bring it home, set it up and decorate the house house while listening to Christmas music.

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    Shelly — December 2, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

    Decorating Christmas sugar cookies is a great way to make the holidays special.

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    Janet@FCTC — December 2, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

    Oh wow, those cookies look delicious! My husband loves the Creme De Menthe cookies I make every year but I think I may change things up this year and make these instead!

    As for traditions, it would have to be the cookies we make. Like you, every year we make a TON of cookies. Some to keep, some to give away :-)

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    Dennis — December 2, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    One or Christmas traditions is the whole family gets together I mean aunts,uncles,couisons,brothers in-laws and we have a feast then we have music and just visit and find out how everyone is doing and what happened during the year. Then the host gets a gift that everyone has made. My mom host till she does not want to or can’t. I bake cookies to take and it is the first thing everyone ask did you bring cookies. Yes.

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    Cassie — December 2, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    These are gorgeous. I love the color (of the cookies and your mixer!)

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    Nancy Long — December 2, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    I make Kahlua Chocolate Cakes for friends and neighbors and Christmas Eve is always my Cheesy Shrimp Potato Soup w/salad and baguette for dinner. Dessert is usually Molten Chocolate Cakes.

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    Donna G — December 2, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

    I like to make goodies for the neighbors and friends, so I guess that’s a tradition, right?

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    Taylor — December 2, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

    We always got a new pair of Christmas pajamas for a gift on Christmas eve, then wore them that night.

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    Judy — December 2, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    One early tradition we have is watching “Christmas Vacation” on Thanksgiving evening after everyone has gone home and we can sit down to relax.

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    Mb — December 2, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    candles!

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    Tracy Slater — December 2, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

    We eat way too much food. Baked ham with homemade horseradish, pierogi’s, baked corn, green bean casserole, rye bread, nut roll, pizzelles, and enough cookies for the whole neighborhood!

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    Janice Cooper — December 2, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    On Thanksgiving my entire family decorates my grandmothers house. We do the outside and the inside. Always fun.

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    Parsley Sage — December 2, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    What beautiful cookies! I think that needs to be a new tradition here. My husband and I always like to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas as we put up the tree :)

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    Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet — December 2, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    These cookies are simply lovely. Wonderful flavors :)

    HUGS <3

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    Brittany — December 2, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

    I make a pumpkin roll which is always a holiday hit.

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    Nelly Rodriguez — December 2, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — December 2, 2011 @ 8:27 pm

    Every year we buy each of our children a special ornament that reflects something they’re really into that year. Like this year my son got a mushroom ornament. That way when they get older and move out, they already have a bunch of special ornaments for their own first Christmas tree.

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    Alicia Keen — December 2, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    keep the christmas traditions every year!

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    Tricia @ saving room for dessert — December 2, 2011 @ 10:19 pm

    Baking and decorating cookies as a family!

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    Audra — December 2, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

    We like to share a cheesecake while playing a good game of rummy on Christmas eve after going to the Christmas eve candle light service. Of course this was before kids… Now I’m sure we will adopt some new traditions (0:

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    Kim Bee — December 2, 2011 @ 11:25 pm

    I’m a Canuck so not entering the contest but just wanted to stop in and say how much I love these cookies.

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    Donna — December 3, 2011 @ 12:10 am

    We have special picture books that we take out only at this time of year. Yummy cookies!

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — December 3, 2011 @ 12:21 am

    We have a lot of traditions. The tree trimming, the choir concerts we attend and like you , the cookie baking. I’ve cut back on baking a bit and am making more adult gifts now that my kids are grown…liqueurs are us. :}

    I love a chocolate mint cookie that is so time consuming to make; these have to be tried to lesson that half a day process…whoo hoo!

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    Christina Z — December 3, 2011 @ 1:39 am

    We do things I did as a kid with my family we do baking and make cookie tins to give away, I take kids to see The Nutcracker and go downtown on horse carriage ride. We listen to Christmas music I try to make as special as it was for me when I was a kid.. I want my kids to have great memories like I do.

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    Daryl — December 3, 2011 @ 4:56 am

    Making gingerbread houses on Christmas eve

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    Angie's Recipes — December 3, 2011 @ 5:33 am

    I love those cookies..beautiful colour contrast.

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    Barbara — December 3, 2011 @ 7:16 am

    We always have a Christmas breakfast with as many family members as we can get together.

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    Liz — December 3, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    My family makes a polish Christmas cookie together every year, on the Sunday before. It’s been happening for generations.

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    NanaScriv — December 3, 2011 @ 10:33 am

    I love these cookies. Favorite Christmas traditions: making cookies, reading the Christmas Story from the Bible together as a family. Sharing love and joy.

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    NanaScriv — December 3, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    I follow you on Facebook and shared you as well.

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    NanaScriv — December 3, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    Love the mixer that matches your cookies. I also follow you by e-mail. I love Christmas.

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    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — December 3, 2011 @ 10:51 am

    These cookies look amazing! I think that food is one of the simple ways to make the holidays special!

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    Liz — December 3, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

    Fabulous cookies, Sommer! We always get a chocolate Advent calendar and make an Advent wreath with fresh greenery~

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    Kiri W. — December 3, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    I love your green kitchen aid, I just have to say!
    The cookies look amazing!!
    The tradition in my family is to put up the Christmas tree and decorate it on the 23rd (in Germany we put up decorations right before and they stay up unto January), and then have everyone sit down and chop ingredients for our traditional herring and beet based CHristmas salad :)

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    Leann Lindeman — December 3, 2011 @ 3:58 pm

    I always put the tree up the day after Thanksgiving.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — December 3, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

    I love these cookies!! They look so fun and festive too! And my favorite tradition is making cookies with my momma!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — December 3, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

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    Lucy@acookandherbooks — December 3, 2011 @ 7:50 pm

    Lovely cookies! I keep the holidays simple by picking just a few activities that are important to my family – we don’t have to be everywhere and do everything before Christmas. After all, the 25th is the first of the 12 days of Christmas.

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    P Burr — December 3, 2011 @ 7:55 pm

    One of our family favorites is a treasure hunt; it started when we didn’t have a lot of funds for Christmas gifts. We sent the recipient on a hunt around the house, leaving cryptic clues on colored post-it notes, leading from one location to the next, and the last destination held the present. It never mattered what the present was, because all the fun was in the hunt!

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    Lucy@acookandherbooks — December 3, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

    Liked P&G & P&G Beauty on Facebook.

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    Lucy@acookandherbooks — December 3, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

    Liked A Spicy Perspective on Facebook.

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    Lucy@acookandherbooks — December 3, 2011 @ 7:57 pm

    Tweeted the giveaway.

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    latonya r — December 3, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    My favorite holiday tradition would still be caroling.

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    latonya r — December 3, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    yes – http://twitter.com/#!/vivaciousgold/status/143159461383643136- tweeted on twitter

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      please delete- duplicate sorry

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    latonya r — December 3, 2011 @ 8:50 pm

    fb follow p&g as livivua

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    latonya r — December 3, 2011 @ 8:50 pm

    liked ASP on facebook as livivua

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    Sharon B — December 3, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is that I purchase pajamas for my family, usually matching. We open our new pajamas on Christmas Eve and wear them that night and the next morning when we open our gifts.

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    Sharon B — December 3, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    Like ASP on facebook.

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    Dmarie — December 4, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    even if you never gave anything away, Spicy, your site would still be well worth visiting…love this recipe! as for a holiday tradition, I will share one that a friend’s family has: Each year they pull mattresses around the Christmas tree on Christmas eve and the Mom, Dad and all their young’uns have a pajama party sleepover under the twinkling lights.

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    Rachel — December 4, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    My family’s holiday tradition is to gather in our living room and decorate our Christmas tree. We put Christmas music on, make hot chocolate, and bake holiday goodies to enjoy. As each person hangs an ornament, they share a reason they are blessed. Afterwards we all pile on the sofa and watch Christmas classics.

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    Rachel — December 4, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    I shared the giveaway on facebook.

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    Rachel — December 4, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    I shared the giveaway on twitter.

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    Rachel — December 4, 2011 @ 9:55 am

    I liked P&G on facebook.

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    Rachel — December 4, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    I liked P&G Beauty on facebook.

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    Rachel — December 4, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    I liked ASP on facebook.

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    Tiffany — December 4, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    Love these cookies….. our family makes homemade raviolis every year, not just a few, we make over 1,500 and share them with EVERYONE! We also freeze a bunch and enjoy them all year long! Happy holidays to you!

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    Diane {Created by Diane} — December 4, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

    these look wonderful, I love chocolate and mint!
    I try to remember it’s never the gifts everyone remembers it’s the memories of spending time together!

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    Sandi — December 4, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

    Oh! So lovely. Seeing these fantastically made cookies make me feel guilty about my recent guilty pleasure w/eating the Hershey’s peppermint chocolate kisses :/

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    Monet — December 4, 2011 @ 6:42 pm

    Smile. These look too cute! I love to make handmade ornaments each year. Thank you for making me smile (and my stomach growl!) I hope you had a blessed Sunday and I wish you a warm and peaceful week.

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — December 4, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    These look delicious Perfect for xmas morning!

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    Lori — December 4, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    Ah, favorite holiday tradition. Many. Our Polish Christmas dinner with all of us making pierogies from scratch.

    These cookies look so incredibly fabulous.

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    Amanda — December 4, 2011 @ 11:23 pm

    This is a silly tradition, but every year we have a different “holiday” hat and make everyone put it on and take a picture of each person wearing it. It is funny to see the hat make its way around and the pictures are hilarious. One year the hat consisted of deer antlers and another year it was an inflatable tree hat!

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    Amanda — December 4, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

    Liked ASP on Facebook!

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    Amanda — December 4, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    LIKED P&G on Facebook. (Also P&G Beauty)!!

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    Amanda — December 4, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

    Shared on Twitter! My handle is @GirlCleveland

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    5 Star Foodie — December 5, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    Love the swirl on these scrumptious cookies! Junior & I love making latkes, of different kinds every year, that’s our fav holiday thing to do!

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    Delishhh — December 5, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    I baked and baked all weekend and wish i could do more – somehow baking during the holidays is just so much more fun. Since i am Swedish i celebreat Christmas the Swedish way, advent candles just a small thing and making glögg with the smell of that just bring the whole house into the spirit!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — December 5, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    These remind me of the creme de menthe brownies my mom used to make. They look absolutely wonderful!

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    vianney — December 5, 2011 @ 11:46 pm

    love these cookies and your green mixer, cool!!

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    marla — December 6, 2011 @ 7:32 am

    Seriously, who wouldn’t LOVE these cookies for a holiday gift. So pretty. Chocolate & mint are always the perfect pairing :)

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    ACMommy3 — December 8, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    A simple way we make Christmas special is by reading one or two Christmas stories each night from Dec. 1- Dec. 25th, kinda like a Christmas Book-Reading Advent. I don’t wrap the books or anything, just collect the holiday books we own, check out a ton from the library and then collect them together in a basket or such. Easy, fun, and making memories!! :-) creedamy [at] yahoo[dot] com

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    Joy — December 8, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

    I have been hearing a lot about the elf on the shelf lately. I may get one for the kids. This is a great cookie recipe.

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    gopher — December 15, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    What is AP flour?

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    Andrea — November 29, 2012 @ 7:20 am

    I focus on the traditions to make Christmas easier. Music, food and family :) (rather than the gifts).

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    Andrea — November 29, 2012 @ 7:20 am

    I follow a Spicy Perspective on Facebook.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — November 29, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    I love your traditions, they sound very similar to ours. Simple but memorable.
    Chocolate and mint is one of my favorite combinations this time of year – your cookies look perfect!

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    shawna — December 6, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    hey

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    Cookie Monster — September 24, 2013 @ 6:43 am

    So pretty! I too love choco-mint anything, but do not include it in my Christmas cookie gifts. I found that the oh-so-fragrant mint flavored every other kind of cookie in my gift boxes. Horrors!

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