I’m thinking of turning Monday mornings into a time for weekly wedding updates. Everyone okay with that? Mmmkay good.

What’s become very evident to me over the past week and a few days is that I’m a very decisive bride. One who doesn’t dilly-dally over decisions in the least bit. And since Joey and I didn’t want a long engagement, it works out well.

Decisions Made:
*Date: July 9!
*Ceremony and reception locations: Check!
*Dress and veil: Check and Check!

In other news, I made you some cookies. Ugly ones at that. But just because they are ugly doesn’t mean they don’t taste amazingly delicious and deserve to be given a chance. Seriously, these cookies are pure deliciousness. They’re chewy, thin and crispy around the edges with a slight caramel wafer appeal. And for anyone who loves mint chocolate chip ice cream, these will pull at your heart-strings like none other.

Mint Hot Chocolate Cookies
Adapted from Martha Stewart Living, December 2010 
(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients
*2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
*1/3 cup mint-flavored hot chocolate powder
*3/4 tsp. baking powder
*1/2 tsp. salt
*2 sticks butter, softened
*1 cup sugar
*1 large egg
*1 tsp. vanilla extract
*1 cup chopped peppermint patties

Instructions
*Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. 
*Whisk together flour, hot chocolate powder, baking powder and salt.
*With an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and beat until well combined. Slowly add in the flour mixture, beating until just combined, followed by the peppermint patties.
*Form dough into 1-inch circles. Place on baking sheets and flatten slightly with the palm of your hand. Bake 9 minutes per batch. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before transfering to wire rack to cool completely.

Happy Baking!

Madison

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02940090941869112363 Romance In A Glance

    They look yummy! And congrats on setting a date and getting a dress! Once you have those things (and the place) things are so much easier from there!

    xoxox Romantic Savy
    check out my wedding tips and ideas!

  • http://keepitsweet.wordpress.com Lauren at KeepItSweet

    i love hearing about wedding updates, can't wait to get more details! very impressed that you got a dress already:-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12150906404080251854 Josie

    I <3 weddings, my best friend is getting married in April 2012 and she went dress shopping this weekend lol she's trying to get an idea of what suits her body- she's crazy : ) Those cookies look so good!I love that they have pepermint patties in them ( I live in York,Pa where they originated!)

  • http://www.blueeyedbakers.com The Blue-Eyed Bakers

    You're so on the ball! We're impressed. And these cookies sound just perfect for this time of year? Mint and chocolate – sold.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11863427572750525283 Natalie

    hey hey we're on the same page with the mint here!! :) these look yum!

    and yes PLEASE post wedding details, love it! and love that you're decisive, makes it so much easier!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03057737959045604109 Ann

    The cookies look delicious! I'm with everyone else, I would love to continue hearing wedding details! I'm amazed that you picked the venue and dress so quickly!

  • http://rachelbuckingham.wordpress.com/ rachelbuckingham

    Mint chocolate cookies sound perfectly delightful, especially with a warm cup of hot chocolate or coffee!

    And yes, wedding details are a must! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09600451441518554080 kneth

    Oh my, you would post a chocolate mint cookie recipe! There very thing I've been looking for. My mom and I are baking when I get home and I love mint (mint mocha at Starbucks with your mom? of course!). So of course, we will be making these. Love hearing all about your plans. Maybe someday I'll get to meet my host mom's “very similiar to me” daughter! ;-)

  • http://www.scarlettabakes.com Scarletta @ Scarletta Bakes

    Ugly cookies are often the most delicious! And decisive brides are usually most likely to be able to actually enjoy their weddings.

    Congratulations and thanks for the delicious recipe (I love how you used Peppermint Patties to get that mint flavor, since I have been having a really hard time finding mint extract. I can't wait to try these cookies!)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01038648068733766854 Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess

    I nearly laughed out loud (in a good way) that you've already picked the date, the venues, your dress and your veil… you're an ass-kicker! :-) Decisiveness is a good thing, so keep using it to your advantage.

    Thanks for the cookie recipe too!

    xoxo,
    Tanja

  • http://www.pink-apron.com Kelly

    Just stumbled upon your blog. I agree with Scarletta that ugly foods are often the most delicious. Mint plus chocolate is such a favorite combo of mine and the fact that it comes from cocoa seems incredibly simple.