When I think about the holidays, one thing immediately comes to my mind.
Thanks to Hershey’s my family and I were sent an amazing set to create cookies and have an Horneando Juntas! What is a Horneando Juntas you may be wondering? It is a Latin Cookie Exchange party! Cookie exchanges are a longstanding tradition in the United States where the host and each of their guests bake and bring a batch of cookies, and then get together to trade and try each kind. After the horneando juntas, everyone will leave with new holiday memories and plenty of cookies to enjoy, share, and even give as gifts to others.
I had the chance to host one, we actually had one among a few of my neighbor’s which was nice. But I have to share with you what my daughter and husband created….perfect for the holidays. Check out the recipe below and then head to the entry form below and enter a very special giveaway!
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
(warning- these cookies are YUM but very rich!)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 2 drops mint extract, or more to taste
- 3 1/2 teaspoons water
For the cookies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a mixer beat together the butter with the sugars until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating until smooth after each addition and scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add in the vanilla. On a low speed beat in the flour mixture a little at a time. Gently mix in chocolate chips.
On an ungreased cookie sheet, drop teaspoons of the batter about 2 inches apart. Bake until just cracked on top, about 8 to10 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the cooking time. Cool completely.
For the glaze:
In a small bowl mix together the sugar; mint extract and water until smooth. Transfer mixture to a medium resealable plastic bag and snip off the corner. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies. Let cookies stand until set, about 10 minutes.
These cookies were amazing and my guests LOVE them. In fact, they keep knocking on my door asking when we are making them again! Thanks to Hershey’s I received a great gift pack filled with lots of goodies to help me this year with my cookie exchange. You can also win a wonderful prize pack like mine.
The prize pack includes:
(1) bag of HERSHEY’S® KISSES® Chocolates
(1) can of HERSHEY’S® Cocoa
(1) $10 Visa Gift Card for the purchase of additional recipe ingredients
Apron and Mixing Bowl
Enter to win on the form below! Ends 12/24 at 11:59pm EST, US Only, Void Where Prohibited
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