December 1, 2010

Double Chocolate Mint Cookes plus a Giveaway!

This recipe came from a cookbook that I just received from Tate's Bake Shop.  The first time I had ever heard of Tate's was in a Rachael Ray magazine where they rated best chocolate chip cookies.  Since I fancy myself a bit of a chocolate chip connoisseur I was intrigued.
But sometimes the universe works in funny ways and I was contacted by the nice people over at Tate's not only to sample their cookies, but also to take a gander at their new cookbook.
The cookbook is not picture heavy..something I usually prefer, but instead is loaded with recipes that they serve right in their sweet Hampton's shop ~ no copy-cat recipes here!  
I thought I would try the season appropriate Double Chocolate Mint cookies for the maiden baking voyage.
They turned out to be the perfect combo of chocolate and mint...just a touch of the minty and loads of chocolate.
 Double Chocolate Mint Cookies
from the Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook
1 1/2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
2 1/2 c. AP flour
1 1/2 t. baking soda
3/4 t. salt
1 c. salted butter, softened
2/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. packed dark brown sugar
2 t. vanilla
2 eggs
1  4.7 oz. box Andes Creme de Menthe Candies unwrapped and broken in half
*I adapted this part and used Andies Peppermint Crunch Baking chips that I found in the baking section of my supermarket (pictured below)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat to 375
Prepare cookie sheets by greasing them or lining with parchment
Melt 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chips over double boiler or in microwave until just melted.  Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Combine dry ingredients in small bowl, set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine butter, sugars and vanilla. Beat them together until creamy.  Add eggs, scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again.  Add the melted chocolate and beat ingredients until light and fluffy.
Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.  Add the Andes Candies and 1 c. chocolate chips.  Stir until combined.
Drop mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls or with a small ice cream scoop into the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for approx. 10 minutes until they spread and centers don't look wet.
Let stand for 2-3 minutes on cookie sheets and then transfer to cooling rack.
So, since it's the first day of December I think I will share...
share because you read my blabbering, share because it's the holiday season , share because I heart you guys, share because cookies fuel my soul and finally, share because the people at Tate's said I could :)
Here's what you'll get...
The cookbook that includes their super famous chocolate chip cookie recipe plus a ton of other cozy recipes guaranteed to make your belly smile.
AND in case you need to try for yourself you'll get this...
A beautifully packed assorted cookie gift pack that includes three 7-oz. boxes, one each of chocolate chip, white chocolate macadamia nut, and oatmeal raisin. It's the perfect hostess gift!
Here's what you need to do to win...
Leave me a comment telling me if you would keep the gift for yourself or give it to someone for the holidays.

For additional entries:
Feed my ego and:
Follow using google friend connect on left side of my page.
Don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you!
For each additional entry leave me comment telling me what you did!
Also since not everyone can win...I know it's a sad reality...
Tate's in offering a 15% discount on any Tate's Bake Shop purchase between now and December 31st!
Just use the discount code "cookie" at the time of purchase.
This giveaway is open to US resident only.
Contest closes Sunday, December 5th 11:59 pm
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contest closed!
Winner is "Andrew's Mom" comment #4 chosen by random.org
she wrote..
"I would keep the cookbook and share the cookies on Christmas love Tate's!"
Thanks everyone for entering!

177 comments:

Jan said...

It's so good I'd have to share!

Maddie Mae said...

Not going to lie, I would keep the cookie book to myself as a little birthday present, BUT I know someone very special that would get those cookies. His cookie jar needs to stay filled at all times! And I've already liked and fanned you as much as I could. Sooo... :)

TRAN! (www.thinktran.com) said...

Of course I would keep it all to myself.. !!!

Andrew's Mom said...

I would keep the cookbook and share the cookies on Christmas love Tate's!

TRAN! (www.thinktran.com) said...

I'm a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on FB (Namtran Nguyen)

Andrew's Mom said...

I already like Tate's on FB and you on everything too!

TRAN! (www.thinktran.com) said...

I definitely follow you on twitter (@thinktran)

I Like To Cook 222 said...

In the spirit of the holidays, I'd have to say share, despite the fact I'd rather hoard them for myself!

TRAN! (www.thinktran.com) said...

I'm a fan of Cookies and Cups on FB (Namtran Nguyen) .. thumbs up!

CaryManda said...

So, i'd have to keep the book for me. ( i looooove them and collect them!)
But, I would TOTAlly share my goodies with my whanau! :)

CaryManda said...

I'm already a fan of yours on facebook :)

CaryManda said...

I like Tate's on facebook now too :)

wendipooh13 said...

ohhhh what a yummy giveaway... I have to say I would keep it for myself since I LOVE to bake!!

Jessica said...

I would totally keep the book, but give all the cookies away. Probably just take the cookies to work and let everyone have at it.

Jessica said...

I'm already a fan of yours. But now I'm a friend of Tate's Bake Shop.

Rebecca said...

I'd keep the cookbook, but probably use the recipes to make make some Christmas cookies to share :-)

Kate H.(www.sprinkletherapy.blogspot.com) said...

I'll definitely have to try this recipe! I love mint chocolate and peppermint anything! I'm a fan of yours!

Stephanie Rose said...

Mmmm . .. . I would have to share. =+)

Stephanie Rose said...

I follow you on facebook

Stephanie Rose said...

And I am a fan now of Tate's on facebook

Jennifer said...

That's sounds delicious. I'm going to bookmark this post and get my daughter to make them for me. haha

lisaj11679 said...

I would keep the cookbook for myself but definitely share the cookies with someone special

lisaj11679 said...

I'm a fan of yours on facebook :)

lisaj11679 said...

I am also a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on facebook

Stephanie said...

Mmmm those cookies look so good!
I would probably share the goodies. It is Christmas after all! :)

suburban prep said...

I would so love to have these for myself. So perhaps I will do the next best thing and give them to my husband and then I would be able to have a taste of them.

suburban prep said...

I am a new follower of your blog via GFC.

Ms. Morgan said...

I have to admit. If you had asked me any other year...any other month...I would have said I was keeping it for myself (but of course sharing with friends and family). However, this year is different. One of my best friends (a woman who for many years could hardly boil water but could turn out cakes that would make your head spin) is going through a hard time right now. She, her husband and their 18month old live with her parents and sister (helping with ailing parents and other medical issues)...I found out over the weekend they're losing their house. It's going up for auction (can't pay the bills on only one person's income) and they don't know where they'll be for Christmas. I've already started buying presents for the baby and planned to bake a tin full of cookies for the rest of the family. If I were to "win" this prize it'd go right to my bff. <3 her so much.

Sue said...

Let's see...how about I keep some, and share some! The last photo of your cookie is calling to me! I need to buy some of those mint chips:)

Barefoot Belle said...

I'd have to share the cookies, but I would keep the fabulous cookbook for myself!

Barefoot Belle said...

I'm a fan of Tate's on FB!

mrsmonje said...

those look amazing! I cant wait to try them

Shauna said...

Leave the gun, take the cannoli. I mean, share the cookies, keep the cookbook.

And thanks for alerting me to those Andes bits...a new holiday thing to scour the stores for!

Alisha said...

At first I thought I'd keep the cookbook, give the cookies, but now I'm thinking I just might have to sample some of those cookies. You know, purely in the name of science.

MamaMzee said...

Oh how I love cookies, I would keep the cookbook for myself and share the cookies!

MamaMzee said...

I now follow you an FB!

Erin said...

Oh my gosh! Those little Andes mint chips are the best!!! I (in theory) would give them as gifts but I might have to try them too =o) www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

MamaMzee said...

I now follow Tate's on FB!

Erin said...

I'm a liker of Cookies and Cups on FB! crazybulldogs@comcast.net

Erin said...

I'm a follower on GFC! www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

Erin said...

I'm also a liker of Tat'es on FB!!! crazybulldogs@comcast.net

Heather, TJ, Brock, and Jillian said...

I would TOTALLY keep this myself!
Queenieh@aol.com

Heather, TJ, Brock, and Jillian said...

I'm your facebook fan!
Queenieh@aol.com

Rebecca (Indecisive Baker) said...

I'd give these to my Mom- she's so generous!

Rebecca (Indecisive Baker) said...

I'm a follower
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Heather, TJ, Brock, and Jillian said...

I follow your blog!
Queenieh@aol.com

Rebecca (Indecisive Baker) said...

I follow on facebook too!
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Bakers Treats said...

Sorry this would be all mines!

Cara said...

I would have to keep the cook book (I'm the baker of the family) but would share the cookies with others!

Erin F. said...

I would totally love this and keep this for myself!!!

Meghan @ Domestic Sugar said...

No one likes to try new recipes without a good review - if you say this is good, I'm going to try the book out :) I would keep if I won, and of COURSE share the cookies <__<, >___> O___O!

Cara said...

I'm a fan!

Joy said...

I would have to keep it but I would use the cookie recipes to share with my friends and family.

Topher said...

Cookbook for me, cookies give away to family and friends. Thanks for the giveaway!


Chris

zekks at yahoo dot com

Laura said...

I'd keep the oatmeal raisin and choc chip cookies as well as the cookbook but i'd give my mom the white choc mac nut cookies...they are her favorite. :)

Laura said...

i'm a fan of yours on facebook

Laura said...

i'm a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on facebook.

Rebecca said...

I'd bring them to the office. That way, I can have some and I can share!

Hola said...

Mmmm those look yummy! I know I would keep the book as I am a book/cookbook fiend and I would share the cookies with my loves :)

Jocelyn said...

What awesome looking cookies...mmm I can't resist choc and peppermint:-) I would give this away even though I would want to keep it all to myself. I have a couple people in mind who would love it.
boydbear25@yahoo.com

Danelle said...

I'd keep the cookbook and give away the cookies, just so I didn't eat them all myself!

Danelle said...

I'm now following you on Twitter!

Felice said...

I couldn't give it away. I would make lots of the recipes inside it to share with family and friends.

Felice said...

I am a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook.

Felice said...

I became a fan of Cookies and Cups on Facebook.

Felice said...

I am following you on Twitter.

Taylor said...

I would share the cookies (and try one for myself of course!) but probably keep the cookbook...Merry Christmas to me! :)

Taylor said...

I am a fan of yours on facebook!

Taylor said...

I follow you on Twitter :)

Taylor said...

Aaaaand I follow you through Google Reader

Anne said...

I would keep the cookbook but share whatever I baked. I follow your site, am a fan of yours on FB and became a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on FB. Oh, and I have 6 bags of those peppermint chips to use up this year during the holidays and could use all the help I can get!

have-cookie.blogspot.com

Diane {Created by Diane} said...

I love the minty time of year :) What a delicious looking cookie you have there! I may just have to peek at the recipes and then share the book, would that be wrong?

nash said...

KEEP!!!

Yael said...

I would keep the cookbook for myself and give the cookies as a gift (but to someone close, so I can taste the cookies too!)

Yael said...

I'ma fan of yours on Facebook!

Holly said...

First off these cookie look and sound soooo delish!!!
I'm pretty sure I'd share-can't guarantee it though;) lol

Monet said...

I am about to receive my own goodie package from Tate's in the mail. I can't wait to try one of their recipes out. It looks like you picked a great one! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a great Thursday.

Lisa said...

I would keep the book but share the goodies. rhisomers(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa said...

I'm following you on Twitter (ps152). rhisomers(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa said...

I'm following you on Google. rhisomers(at)gmail(dot)com

Fallon said...

I would keep the gift for myself but share it with everyone I know!

Fallon said...

I'm a fan of Tate's on Facebook.

xladyf54 at gmail dot com

Fallon said...

I'm already a follower with you on google!

xladyf54 at gmail dot com

Becky said...

I would definitely share with my wonderful roommates :)

Brenna Hawley said...

I would keep the book for myself, so I can share the recipes as cookies later!

Emily said...

I would keep it for myself but share with those around for the holidays! Yum!

Kelley said...

I would keep it for myself.

Kelley said...

I follow you on twitter @momentsinalife

The Rouse House said...

I would keep the cookbook, but I'd share the cookies :)
angierouse@gmail.com

The Rouse House said...

I liked Tate's Bake Shop on FB.
angierouse@gmail.com

The Rouse House said...

I liked Cookies & Cups on FB too!
angierouse@gmail.com

The Rouse House said...

I follow you via Google.
angierouse@gmail.com

mom2ross said...

Also keeping the cookbook, but sharing the cookies. I liked Tate's. The link you have for Twitter doesn't work. I manually searched and found "Jersey girl bakes"? I'm assuming that's you? Either way, three missions accomplished. Thanks for the giveaway!

Cara said...

I would probably share this with my coworkers!

Cara said...

I follow via GFC

stacysings said...

I live with a cookie monster, I so would keep the book but as I always do- send the cookies to work with my hubby, his co-workers really love him!

Sharon said...

I love your site - thank you for giving me many fun recipes!! I have to adjust them from to 6,700 ft, and actually will email you as I was wondering what your altitude is --
:)
Anyway, I would share the cookies at the Valencia County Shelter in Los Lunas, NM, an animal shelter I volunteer at. There aren't many people that go there so any little cheer I could bring helps. Thank you again. :) Sharon

Sharon said...

Oh, my email is sharon@sharonbice.com

Shari said...

Keep it...I prefer to give away homemade goodies, so I need the cookbook for that, and cookies for inspiration!

Jessie said...

I may keep part for myself, and share some with others. Hard choice...

Joanie Harbor said...

I like you on facebook! haha, and I woul have to share just because I need to learn how to do that better. I think my hips would be happier if I mastered that art.

Meredith said...

I would keep the cookbook for myself (shhh) but would definitely share the cookies!

Debbie said...

I would definitely keep the cookbook (I'm the only one of my family and friends who bakes!) and probably give away at least some of the baked goods.

Beth said...

I would keep the cookbook (I LOVE cookbooks), but I would definitely share the cookies.

bethhansen@hotmail.com

Beth said...

I am a fan of yours on facebook!

bethhansen@hotmail.com

Beth said...

I am a google friend too!

bethhansen@hotmail.com

Teacher Lady said...

If I gave it to my man, I could have my cookies and give them away. :)

katie@tulsadetails said...

I would keep them for myself....but host a party so I could share!

Lisa said...

I would share the cookies but keep the cookbook so I could make more whenever I wanted!

katie@tulsadetails said...

I am also a follower ;)

Claire said...

Hmm, I'm going to have to go with most of the other people here, and say that I would definitely keep the cookbook (I mean, I love baking and that's why I hang out around your blog!), but I would definitely share the assorted cookies, which look positively delicious! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Patti said...

I would definitely give the book to my daugher for Christmas. She has just found a new love for baking and I love to foster that enthusiasm all I can. I would share the cookies too, with a good friend and a cup of coffee. :)

Patti said...

I like you on FB too! :)

Joanna said...

I'd give the cookies, but the book is all mine!

Joanna said...

I am a fan of Tate's on FB!

Joanna said...

I follow you on twitter @jojobean26

Elizabeth said...

I would keep the book and share the cookies!!

tracym2303 said...

I would probably share the cookies and keep the book!

Samantha said...

I would keep some for myself and give some as gifts!

Heather said...

I would give the cookbook to my sister who loves to bake. But honestly, I would give all the cookies to ME!!
heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com

Mollie said...

I would give them to my older sister and her fiance! They're getting married in 2 weeks! :)

Mollie said...

And I follow you on Twitter.

nancycreative said...

I would keep the cookbook and share the cookies! :) It sounds like a great book!

Hammett's said...

Oh my gosh, I would totally keep them!!! I do have 5 kids, so the cookies would be gone in an instant :)

Hammett's said...

I'm so your fan on facebook!!!

Heidi V said...

Both! I'd share the yummy treats but probably keep the book for myself (I'd be willing to share that too though!)

Heidi V said...

I follow you through google reader!!

Kewl Granny of Six said...

I would share the Cookies and keep the book for myself. I would then have to try the recipes and share again. I've been to Amazon and this book is on my wish list. Thanks for the recipe and the inspiration. Happy Holidays and Great Cookies!

Mandy said...

I would give the cookies away to my mom's neighbors because they are so kind to her. I would have to keep the cookbook for myself, however.....perhaps I could make some delicious cookies of my own to give away in the future.

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Renee said...

I would TOTALLY keep it! But I'm really the only one who likes to bake!! :)

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Renee said...

I'm a fan of Tate's on Facebook!

osuwife@yahoo.com

Renee said...

I'm a fan of Cookies and Cups on Facebook!

osuwife@yahoo.com

Renee said...

I flow you on Twitter...and I tweeted about your giveaway!

osuwife@yahoo.com

BigBearswife said...

OO I love you're site!! its to cute!! I'd give this to my mom as a christmas present!!

theregoesthecupcake said...

I would give them away as gifts, the packaging is very nice for the holidays but I would keep the book. :)

Kelly

Raina said...

Yum...peppermint crunch in a chocolate chocolate chip cookie...sounds great. Reminds me a bit of my favorite peppermint bark.

Awesome giveaway!

I am a follower, still not on Facebook...I know weird..lol

If I won this, I would love to give a few as gifts, but there is no way my husband or two teenagers would let one leave the house..lol

Kara said...

can't lie...i would probably keep the book for myself! but i would consider sharing the cookies...

Rebecca said...

Your pics of the double chocolate mint cookies are making me soooo hungry! I would definitely share those cookies because my work schedule this year doesn't allow for my normal holiday baking! I know my family would devour them :)

Sondra said...

I would read the cookbook but then give it to my boyfriends mother. She loves cookbooks and likes to make cookies for everyone.

amanda said...

These look AWESOME. -- I would definitely keep the cookbook, and probably half the cookies... then give the rest away before I eat myself to death.

amanda said...

I am following you on Twitter!

amanda said...

I liked your blog on FB!

amanda said...

I liked Tates on FB!

amanda said...

And I'm following you on Google Friend Connect. (Forgot to leave my email-- it's amanda dot mahnke at gmail dot com)

Mary said...

I think I might do half and half... keep half and give the rest away. I would need to try it out. It all looks so yummy.
laadefly@aol.com
mary

Megan said...

I would make goodie bags and share the wealth!!! But I would keep the cookbook. You know, so I could share later! ;)

Megan said...

I follow Tate's and you on FB!

Megan said...

Like you and liking Tates is two different entrys right??? I hope!

Megan said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Megan said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Megan said...

And I follow your blog. I LOVE it!

leraustin said...

Yum minty chocolate cookies! I love that combo. I'd keep the cookbook but I would totally share the cookies. I've heard a ton of great things about Tate's the past few weeks. Mmmmm!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Ahh those look gorgeous!!! I'd love to win the cookbook, it sounds really interesting :)

Btrflywmn said...

I would keep this to myself :)

Btrflywmn said...

new fan of Tates on facebook - Charlene G

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Btrflywmn said...

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Btrflywmn said...

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Btrflywmn said...

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mapearson said...

Ohhh...that's a hard one...we'll see if I can share with my mom if I have the will power!

KAS said...

DEFINITELY keep it for myself! I always ask for baking books, so we'll just think of it as one less thing someone else has to buy me :)

Jennifer Lynch said...

I would have to have a few for myself, but I'd shar the rest with my homegroup, a group of friends from church who come over every Sunday afternoon. We always have some goodies to munch on, so these would be perfect! As long as I don't eat them all before the next homegroup!

Aimee B said...

I might keep some and share some. I love cookies but I don't need to eat them all! sunshine4342 at juno dot com

Aimee B said...

I liked you on Facebook sunshine4342 at juno dot com

Aimee B said...

Following now on GFC and in reader
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Elizabeth Joy said...

hmmmmm... they likely wouldn't make it past this hungry family of 7, we'd keep them. :)

Heather said...

I'd keep the cookbook for myself, but I'd definitely share the cookies! Yum!

sublimatedangel said...

Keep the cookbook and gift the cookies, most definitely :)

Cherloo said...

I would so keep it but share with my roomies

Megan Louise said...

It'd be mine. All mine. I'd be the shamefaced one stashing the cookies in the top wee corners of my pantry away from sticky fingers and constant demands of, "Oh I want one!!" or "Those look great, can I taste one?" or "That's so many cookies and we have so little time, I should probably help you eat those" No way baby-I would handle those cookies just fine thank you : )
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Renae said...

I would keep the cookies(of course I'd share them with my hubby)and I would share the cookbook with my Culinary Arts students, they LOVE making cookies!

LatondraS said...

I would share! My dad loves to bake as much as I do so I would gift the cookbook to him and share the cookies with the rest of the family.
Love your blog!

Patty said...

The book would go to my sweet niece who has become quite an accomplished baker. I will miss her when she goes away to college in May but I know she will share her favorite recipes from the book with her old aunt.

Sherry G said...

I would give this to my mom! (That way she could share it with me hehe)

Tracy Lea said...

I would have to share, but I would try some of those delicious cookies!!

Barbara said...

Nice giveaway, and nice chocolate peppermint cookies!
I'd keep everything myself to share with family when they arrive!

Krystle C. said...

I would keep the cookbook for myself, and share the cookies (The ones I won, and the ones I make :) )

Andrew's Mom said...

So happy that I won - sent you an e-mail - thank you again!

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