Pecan Creme de Menthe Cookies

There is nothing more welcoming than to walk through the front door and be greeted by the aroma of freshly baked cookies. Whether accompanied by a cup of hot tea or a glass of cold milk, these Pecan Creme de Menthe Cookies will surely warm the heart and soul in this season of winter commute. They are a delightful blend of minty chocolate chips and crunchy pecans, festive enough for the Christmas holidays coming up real soon.

I actually made these cookies a few days before Thanksgiving but they never made it to the holiday table. The family enjoyed them so much, they were gone in a jiffy. I am planning to make more next week to be packed into decorative cookie tins as gifts. In this day of highly commercialized products available for presents, homemade cookies in a tin extends a nice personal touch.

Pecan Creme de Menthe Cookies

Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips are a relatively new addition to my pantry. They are three layered chips similar to their full-sized snacking namesake. These chips provide a refreshingly minty flavor to baked goodies such as cookies, cakes, brownies, and fudge. An alternative would be to use regular chocolate chips and a quarter teaspoon peppermint extract if you are unable to find these baking chips.

Pecan Creme de Menthe Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 16 to 18 cookies

Pecan Creme de Menthe Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 stick (½ cup/115g) salted butter
  • ¼ cup (45g) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (60g) chopped pecans, toasted
  • ½ cup (75g) Andes creme de menthe baking chips**

Instructions

Combine flour and baking soda in a medium sized bowl. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Beat butter, brown sugar, and vanilla until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add flour and beat till dough comes together***.

Mix in pecans and crème de menthe baking chips.

Form into walnut-sized balls and flatten to form disks. Place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly golden. Cool cookies on a wire rack.

Notes

** Crème de menthe baking chips may be substituted with regular chocolate chips and a ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract.

***Do not worry if dough seems to be loose and separate. Continue beating for about 2 to 3 minutes and it will come together to form a soft dough.

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These chewy yet crunchy Pecan Creme de Menthe Cookies are our current favorite cookies. Do give them a try. I know you will enjoy them as much as we do.

Pecan Creme de Menthe Cookies

Check out my other favorite holiday cookies. Please click on the link or image to open in a new window.

Peanut Butter Stamped Cookies

Peanut Butter Stamped Cookies

Gingerbread Nativity

Gingerbread Nativity

Coconut Cherry Chip Cookies

Coconut Cherry Chip Cookies

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8-)

Biren