oh so pretty: chocolate mint slice & bake cookies

After seeing these beauties on the baker’s rack, I had to give them a go. They just looked so pretty and festive and the colourful nonpareils looked like twinkly Christmas lights. I had all the ingredients, so last night at one in the morning, I mixed up a batch. This morning I got up at 8am and sliced up the cookie logs and baked them. I wasn’t pleased with the results – the chocolate ones weren’t very chocolately and the mint ones weren’t too minty. I haven’t made slice and bake cookies since I was a wee youngin’ and I don’t think I’ll make refrigerator cookies again as these were too much work for one in the morning. But don’t they look pretty??? Yes, they do and I’m taking them to my bowling party pot-luck tonight.

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11 comments to “oh so pretty: chocolate mint slice & bake cookies”

  1. 1
    Jana   December 19, 2005 at 7:18 pm

    Sometimes with holiday cookies, it’s all in the presentation, I say! They’re gorgeous.

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    Joe   December 19, 2005 at 7:55 pm

    They look fantastic! Sorry they didn’t taste as well as you would like!

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    Michele   December 19, 2005 at 9:57 pm

    I say make them agian but add some extra chocolate extract and mint extract next time. They are too pretty to give up on, LOL!

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    Alanna   December 20, 2005 at 4:26 am

    My vote’s with Michele! And it’s funny, I saw these on Baking Sheet too and thought she said that the chocolate ones were too chocolatey? SCANNING of course so who knows …

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    kickpleat   December 20, 2005 at 10:11 am

    Thanks Jana for the true words of Christmas confidence!

    Joe, they do look so beautiful and they are by no means horrible cookies…they just didn’t turn out fantastic.

    Michele, thanks for the tip!

    ak, maybe I somehow goofed up the recipe (it did require many steps and it was late in the night when I did make them!)

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    Michelle   December 20, 2005 at 12:00 pm

    I think mine came out a little minty because after reading your post I went and looked at the bottle of extract that I used and it wasn’t peppermint it was just pure mint extract. Like spearmint. Sorry they didn’t come out well. Happy Holidays!

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    tania   December 20, 2005 at 2:23 pm

    bowlign party potluck?? dang- i should move to vancouver!
    they do look so pretty-
    :)

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    Melissa CookingDiva   December 20, 2005 at 5:42 pm

    They look so delicate and delicious. Love the bright colors. Hugs & Happy Holidays from Panama :)

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    kickpleat   December 20, 2005 at 11:29 pm

    Michelle, I think I was a bit stingy with the mint because last time I had used it, I used too much so I think I was pouring with a light hand! They are the most beautiful cookies tho :)

    Thanks Tania! I’m sure bowling potluck parties exist in Toronto too — if not, you’ll just have to move west ;)

    Why thank you, Melissa! I send you rainy but warm hugs from the Wet Coast!

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    Rorie   December 21, 2005 at 7:35 pm

    Bowling Potluck party?!!!! Such fun – BTW I love your blog and am adding you as a link on mine!

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    shaz   December 25, 2005 at 10:50 am

    great blog… nice to meet fellow foodie blogger.
    http://www.nookbistro.blogspot.com

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