Pinterest Project Creations for the Uncreative (4)
So when I made my “melting snowmen” cookies this weekend, I also attempted these Andes Mint Cookies (Pinterest Link).
In comparison to the snowmen cookies, I thought these guys would be the easy ones. Boy, was I in for a surprise. Again, the original recipe calls for ingredients that I (mostly) had lying around in the pantry:
- 1 cup unsalted butter – softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 49 Andes Créme de Menthe Thins
Although I definitely did not make 49. First of all, maybe it’s just for the uncreative, but the dough wasn’t easy to work with. My cookies in NO way turned out “pillowed” (like the recipe says) and the pizza cutter thing did not work (at all). I basically ended up improvising and taking some dough, flattening it out, putting the Andes Mint on it, and then taking more dough and squishing it together. The end effect is not aesthetically pleasing:
While I am impressed with the golden browness of my cookie, the overall effect was that there was a little bit of mint in an otherwise bland cookie.
This was not as easy as it looks and took more time than the super cute Snowmen Cookies and even though these cookies are easy to transport – I’m going to have to call this one a Thanks, but No Thanks as a Final Verdict.
Also, Pinterest Update: Remember when I made that Christmas Card Wreath
and I was undecided? I’m going to have to with BUST
. It’s not pretty by itself and it’s completely chaotic with actual cards on it. I’m okay with a little chaos – but this is too much for me. There’s also not enough space for all the cards I’ve received.
Yes, I’m still grading papers. Thanks for thinking of me.