Peppermint Snowball Cookies

Peppermint Snowball Cookies

Peppermint Snowball Cookies

I made two kinds of snowball cookies this past Christmas: a pistachio one that ended up being a deflated snowball and this one, that was a lovely pink peppermint snowball.  I was surprised by the amount of red coloring I had to add to achieve the rosy color but they tasted heavenly.  The peppermint chunks by Ghirardelli and the bit of extract provided plenty of flavor. Continue reading

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Andes Mint Cookies

Andes Mint Cookies

Andes Mint Cookies

Andes mints are associated in my mind with restaurants.  I love when they give them as after dinner mints along with the bill.  When I saw this recipe I wanted to try them.  But I did make one mistake.  I bought a 4.7 oz box of Andes Mints rather than the 10 oz box the recipe called for.  Later, after I’d chopped them, and saw the pile of mint pieces I thought they looked like enough bits. Continue reading

Pistachio Wedding Cake Cookies

Pistachio Wedding Cookies

Pistachio Wedding Cookies

This past Christmas I tried two new cookies that turned out nothing like the bloggers’ pictures.  I’m not much of a baker regularly, but I do know how to follow directions to the letter.  I did with these pistachio wedding cookies and they didn’t end up in balls.  They should have been like the traditional wedding cookies, balls rolled in powdered sugar, but they ended up more like puffy cookies. Continue reading