Monday, January 2, 2012

White Christmas Cookies

1 box white cake mix
1 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped peppermint Andes candies (you can buy this at the grocery store in a bag in the baking aisle), set aside some for the top of the cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix and baking powder. Add eggs and oil and blend well. The dough will seem crumbly or grainy. This is normal, but be sure to blend very, very well. Use your hands if necessary. Stir in the chocolate chips and peppermint candy. You may use more peppermint candy if you wish. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on a cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, meanwhile decorated tops of cookies with the extra peppermint candy. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.