Mint Chocolate Blossom Cookies

Mint Chocolate Blossom Cookies

Oh! Woe is me, it’s the end of the month and the chocolate will soon be gone.  I have had so much fun with this Month of Solid Chocolate, though, that I think it should be a yearly event. So, I am giving you notice.  I will be on the look out for chocolate making and baking bloggers to come visit in 2014!

In the meantime, the last two days will be mine.  Tomorrow is the first reveal of a new blogging challenge that I have joined.  Thank all the Powers that be that I was able to make something chocolate and still be part of the group.  Come by to see what it’s all about and maybe join in the fun.

And now that all of that housekeeping is done, on to these cookies.    Blossom cookies are favorites with my husband and children.  Oddly enough, there are none on this site!  Never fear, I have a few already made and photographed.  Just in time for spring, it will be blossoming cookies all over.   Most of my blossom obsession stems from my weakness for after holiday sales.   I buy bags and bags of candy and then hide it in my closet away from foraging family members.  Actually, my closet has become something of a pantry away from the pantry.  I have chips, marshmallows, drink pouches, candy, and even shortening hiding in there.

Mint Chocolate Cookie Blossoms

You see, some of my children always take a lunch to school while the others always buy.  I have not been able to convince the buying children that I need to have a supply of food for the taking children.   In their minds, bags of chips and boxes of juice should be fair game for everyone.  Hence my hidden closet stash.  Don’t ask about the shortening.  I have too many people reading this who know me in real life to be able to explain that one and not have it get back to the one from whom I am hiding it.

Mint Blossom CookiesThese cookies are yet again another variation of a cake mix cookie that I posted way, way WAY back in 2009.  I have come to rely on quick mix cookies more often as my kids have gotten older and busier.  Did I tell you that my son was accepted into college?  I will tell you more later.  He is going to The Good Guy and my alma mater.

You are probably wondering if I will EVER get to the recipe.  Usually my posts are much more succinct.  My mind is all over the place tonight.  I think my brain is lamenting the end of the chocolate, too.  Before I start rambling any further, I had better just get to the cookies.

Mint Chocolate Blossom Cookies
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Ingredients
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup oil or butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 bag of mint truffle Hershey kisses
Instructions
  1. Mix cake mix, eggs, oil and vanilla in a large bowl.
  2. Scoop by rounded teaspoon onto baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  4. As soon as the cookies leave the oven, press a candy into the center of each cookie.
  5. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
Notes
Mint truffle kisses are a slightly different texture than regular milk chocolate kisses. They melt more and hold their shape less.

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