Andes Mint White Chocolate “Oreos”
[As I recover from my surgery, I have asked some of my blogging friends to do a few guest posts for you. These women are real life friends and wonderful people, and I asked them to share because I trust their recipes and believe you will enjoy their creations!]
Hi friends! As we get into prime cookie baking time, I’m excited to share this Andes Mint White Chocolate “Oreos” recipe with you! It is the genius creation of my friend Carrian from Oh, Sweet Basil.
How sweet is Carrian and her family?! Carrian is one of the cheeriest and sweetest people I know, and she has given me a lot of support over the years. While I was in the hospital last month, she visited me in the hospital with Jenny, Aggie, and Rachel, to surprise me and cheer me up while in NYC for a brand trip. I’m sure she would have brought me a tray of these cookies if I had been allowed to eat something.
Take it away, Carrian!
Hi friends! Or soon to be friends, as this is my first time guest posting on Fifteen Spatulas. I’m Carrian from Oh, Sweet Basil and I am so excited to be here! I just adore Joanne, and I’m pretty sure that it’s hard to not adore her food even more! I mean, have you tried these peanut butter sandwich cookies? I have them pinned to try with the kiddos asap! Anyway, I was so inspired by those cookies that I decided to bring you a little holiday sandwich cookie, andes mint white chocolate oreos! I’m kind of really into holiday cookies like, molasses white chocolate cookies, and our favorite peanut butter chocolate meltaways. I just had to jump at the chance to share these with you! My gosh they are good!
In fact, they aren’t just good they are crazy awesome and I know your neighbors will totally love you forever if you ding dong ditch them. Don’t tell me you don’t say ding dong ditch. Apparently I have a few little phrases that our friends like to tease me about, but we will save those for another post on my site so I don’t get too far off track. Basically ding dong ditching is leaving treats on the doorstep, ringing the doorbell and taking off as fast as you can. But I’m sure you knew that already. 🙂
My family did that a lot growing up, treats, money for those in need, toys for kids at Christmas and so on. Now our own little family really enjoys doing the same and it’s a family tradition that I wish I could do for Joanne right now. She’s been through so much and I would do anything to help this sweet friend which in my world often means yummy treats on the doorstep. So my dear, I wish you didn’t live so far away but know that these andes mint white chocolate oreos would be yours if I were closer.
And thank you all for letting me come and visit!
Thanks to Carrian for the recipe (which is below). I will definitely be making these in the next few weeks…or maybe, right after I get off the computer, haha. Enjoy!
My top three favorite recipes of Carrian’s:
Andes Mint White Chocolate Oreos
For the cookies:
- 1 1/4 cup butter softened
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups andes mint chips plus more for garnish
For the white chocolate frosting:
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- 6 ounces white chocolate for baking
- 1/2 cup butter unsalted, softened
- 4-5 cups powdered sugar depending on how thick you like the frosting
- For the cookies, heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until smooth and lightened in color. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until just combined.
- In a separate bowl, sift together all of the dry ingredients. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix only until the ingredients are well incorporated. You don’t want to over mix this cookie. Add the mint chips and fold in to combine. Spoon onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack.
- For the frosting, place the white chocolate and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl, and heat for 30 second intervals, stirring between each one until smooth and melted. Add the butter and powdered sugar to the chocolate and using a hand mixer, mix until smooth. Frost the underside of one cookie and then place another on top. Devour!