St. Paddy’s Day is coming up! You know what that means? Lots and lots of GREEN!!
So last year at about this same time, I attempted a couple batches of green cookies. They were okay but not fantastic. This year, I think I got it right! I’m sorry, but I think they are so cute! And who doesn’t like Andes Mints?! They are perfect to celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday!
Even when it’s not St. Patrick’s Day, my boys love anything mint. My mother-in-law buys a huge box of those meltaway peppermint candies for my oldest at Christmastime because he loves them. Their favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip and they love Andes and York peppermint patties.
Let’s just say these cookies were a home run with them. They’re soft and have the perfect amount of mint. Plus a little bit of chocolate in every bite. Too bad they’re not healthy! 😉
- 2-1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1-1/2 cups white sugar
- 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp. peppermint extract
- 15-20 drops green food coloring
- 1 cup Andes Mints chopped (about one (4.67-oz) package)
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a medium size bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
- In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream together sugar and butter. When creamy, add eggs, peppermint extract and food coloring. Mix until just combined - do not overmix.
- Add in flour mixture and mix on low until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
- Add in chopped mints and chocolate chips, mixing briefly on low until incorporated through.
- Drop by tablespoon on ungreased cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 18 minutes. Yield approximately 3 dozen cookies. ENJOY!!
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Soooo yummy…What are your St. Paddy’s Day traditions??
Looking for more yummy dessert ideas?
Christine Bell says
Jen-these are perfect and so cute! I just pinned them to my St. Patrick’s Day board! Thanks for sharing! I always make yummy St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes (something that my mom used to make) leading up to the day and I’m sure these will become a new tradition too!
Kathie SassyLittleLady says
Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady is LIVE! I’d love to have you share your post!
Wendy Sondov says
We love soft chewy cookies and the chocolate mint combination is always a winner. Thanks for a delicious looking recipe!
Amber Brady says
First of all I love your blog design! Adorable! Second of all these cookies are right up my alley I want one right now! Would love for you to come share this & any other recipes over at Sweet & Savory Saturdays! http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com/2013/02/sweet-savory-saturdays-1.html
Hope to see you there!
~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
These look delicious! I bet they would make great “cookie bars” in a 9×13 inch pan.
Janine LaTulippe says
These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them. I will probably make them for my husband’s birthday because he is not a big cake fan, but loves mint chocolate chip ice cream and cookies. Pinned! Hope to see you at True Aim.
I seriously am craving Mint Choc. Chip Ice Cream after seeing these cookies! What a great combo and a fun cookie recipe! 🙂 You are a Featured Favorite this week and we can’t wait to see what you have been up to this week!
Have a great weekend!
Pint Sized Baker says
Yummy! I love mint chocolate! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I’ve pinned it!
Ericka Breedlove says
I love mint chocolate, and I bet it would be a great combo for cookies! Pinning this one, and thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!
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These cookies look absolutely delicious! Sharing them on my blog’s facebook page today, hope you check it out 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/HappyHouseOf5
Thanks for posting this. I just made a batch per your instructions, and they turned out great. The only thing I will try differently next time is to maybe use something other than Andes mints. I love those mints, but the little chocolate crumbs discolored the green dough a bit. But this will definitely be a recipe I use again!
I made these last night – 2 thumbs up!!
Woo HOO!!! Thanks Karen!!
These cookies are the best!
amy stanton says
I’m going to make the cookies today. One question, I don’t have any green food coloring available, would it be o.k. if I used food coloring gel instead. Will it make a difference?
I think gel would be just fine! Good luck!!
Cookies are great! I used 70% dark mint chocolate squares, and formed the cookie dough around them so there is a delicious dark chocolate soft center. Worked out great!
Ooohh…great idea Jess! I’ll have to try that! Thanks for the comment. 🙂
Just made these today to sample before St. Patrick’s Day and they are amazing! So yummy and just minty enough! They taste just like mint chocolate chip ice cream, which is our go to ice cream at my house. Thanks for the recipe!
Thank you so much for the sweet comment, Jenny!! I’m so happy you liked them! 🙂
Delicious and easy!! Thanks!
I love these cookies! Found this recipe about 2 years ago and make them as a Christmas tradition. Will be making these with some hot coco soon!