Grinch Cookies

Author: Cooped Up Chick  //  Category: Desserts, January 2015

 

So I found this recipe for green minty cookies on Pinterest a year or 3 ago…time is irrelevant when you are Pinterest. Its almost like a time/space continuum.  Intrigued mostly by their odd color, I investigated what was in them (also because mint + chocolate is a marriage made in heaven) so I could give them a go. Problem is…the recipe called for ‘Andes’ mints. What the hell are those? A googling ensued and I thustly found out they can only be found in the US. I found this out because I checked every fricken grocery store in Saint John and surrounding areas with no reward to finish the quest.

The recipe was again brought to mind in December when I happened to stumble across Andes mints in the Great Canadian Dollar store. ARE YOU KIDDING me? I couldn’t remember WHY I wanted Andes mints but I knew I did and I suppose I looked a little crazy as I was hurriedly stuffing box upon box of these green gems into my basket while grunting in delight.

Ingredients/What you will need:

1 package of Andes Mints (stock up!), chopped

2 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp mint extract
15-20 drops green food coloring
Directions:
Preheat oven 375 degrees.  Sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt) together and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and mint extract. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Add green food coloring and mix until even colored. Looks like playdough.

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Fold in the chopped Andes mints.

It looks EXACTLY like Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. SO neat!

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Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, flatten into a patty shape with your hands, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.

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Bake for 8-10 minutes (10 minutes was perfect for my oven. The cookies were a bit crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside).  They are not going to look done. Not sure if this is due to the green coloring but do not overcook. If they start to brown you’ve left them in too long. Let stand on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before moving them to wire racks to cool.

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Try not to eat them all in one sitting. I will admit, I made a batch and liked them soooooo much…I made a second batch a week later. I think if you close your eyes, you would swear you were eating a Girl Guide thin mint cookie.

 

Thank you to Pinterest and craftyc0rn3r.blogspot.ca for the recipe!

Just following the advice of a great muppet…

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Enjoy!

love, peace and chicken grease,

-A Cooped Up Chick

little LITTLE brown chicken

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