Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mint Chocolate Sugar Cookies



Yes, the cookies are green; it's not your monitor. :)
They taste like an Andes mint. If you like mint you will love these cookies.

Adapted from Betty Crocker

Ingredients:

1 Pouch (1 Lb 1.5 Oz) Betty Crocker® Sugar Cookie Mix
½ cup Butter Or Margarine, softened
¼ - ½ tsp Mint Extract
6 - 8 drops Green Food Color - I did 6 which seemed be plenty.
1 Egg
1 cup Mint Baking Chips
1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chunks

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, extract, food color and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in mint baking chips and chocolate chunks.

Using small cookie scoop or teaspoon, drop dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Serve warm or cool completely. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

* I briefly thought about making the cookies from scratch, but ultimately decided it would be less risky to just use the mix and avoid having to adapt my cookie dough recipe.
I immediately stuck them in the freezer to avoid eating them all; saving a few to bring to work. My coworkers raved. My green holiday cookies were a hit.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this post! I LOVE LOVE LOVE mint cookies. I actually made a batch last year for the holidays but I'm gonna try yours this year! Keep up the great posts.

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  2. Aww, I hope you love them!! Mint is one of my favorites. :)

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