I've made this recipe only once so far, and I made it as written. I found this to be just a VERY good, basic cookie recipe. Yes, they were very good with the crushed peppermint candies, but you could add pretty much anything to these cookies -- candy chips, raisins, dried cherries or dried cranberries or even just plain -- and they would be just as good. Yes, the crushed peppermint candies (I used starlight mints) DO melt when baking, but I lined my cookie sheet with parchment paper, which facilitated clean up as well as the removal of the cookies from the pan. (The "trick" to removing the cookies from the pan neatly is to allow them to cool for a minute first.) The biggest mess I had was with all the candy pieces on my countertop after sprinkling the crushed candy on the finished cookies. No problem. I just vacuumed them up as I went along. The recipe says to use three dozen pieces of candy, but, with the starlight mints at least, I found that to be WAY too many. After using the amount specified for the dough and for sprinkling on the baked cookies, I had quite a bit of crushed mint left over. (Hmmm. Maybe I could use it in my hot chocolate?) Also, although I didn't actually count, I don't think I got quite the three dozen cookies that the recipe claims. Oh, well. I can always increase the recipe. I WILL be making these again!
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I've made this recipe only once so far, and I made it as written. I found this to be just a...