March 15, 2011

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I feel like I am cheating by posting this; it was that easy. I mean, it uses ready made cookie mix. No measuring, no opening flour & sugar & baking soda. While I do try to avoid making cakes & cookies from boxes, sometimes, the box works in a pinch & produces great results. And when I saw this recipe last week, I knew that a doctored up mix would taste just as good as any similar from scratch cookie.

I made these for a St. Patrick's Day picnic I am attending on Thursday. Perfectly festive & who doesn't like chocolate + mint? If you need a quick & festive & yummy green treat this week, give these a shot.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Betty Crocker Recipes

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
1/2 C butter, softened
1/4 to 1/2 tsp mint extract
6 to 8 drops green food color [I used gel coloring - it's all my local grocery store had - & wished I would have added more, to get the cookies a darker green; I would recommend being liberal with the food coloring]
1 egg
1 C creme de menthe chips [Andes brand]
1 C semisweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix cookie mix, butter, extract, food color and egg with a hand mixer until soft dough forms. Stir in creme de menthe baking chips and chocolate chips.

Roll into teaspoon sized balls and drop dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 10-12 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.


Emily Curfew said...

Super cute st patty cOokie idea- I love that it doesn't scream st patrick or leprechaun, etc- subtle genius. I like that you go for substance (taste) over making a cookie in the shape of a leprechaun and having it have no flavor- do u get what I'm saying? Or did I use the word leprechaun way too many times in one comment? Hehehe

Have I mentioned yet that I really miss you and bummed I only was your neighbor for a few months? I just know i would have wanted to hang with you every week.

Michelle said...

These look so good. Perfect for st pattys day. Think I'll make some today for the kiddos~!

Trish said...

A lot of the recipes we make during our annual bake day at Christmas call for the Betty Crocker mixes. The recipes must have been together in one of those checkout magazines? Anyway, I think they're delicious. Can't beat easy sometimes...

Love chocolate chip mint! And the color is really fun.