Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
45mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
25 mins

I got this recipe in my e-mail from a Betty Crocker mailing, and it was a 2010 prize-winning recipe. The cookie dough is tinted green, so they are great for St. Patrick's Day or a holiday tray.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 (17 1/2 ounce) sugar cookie mix (the 1 lb. 1.5 oz Betty crocker pouch)
  • 12 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 14-12 teaspoon peppermint extract (NOT mint, mint is like a toothpaste smell or taste)
  • 6 -8 drops green food coloring
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup creme de menthe baking chips (such as Andes baking chips)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, extract, food color and egg until soft dough forms.
  3. Stir in creme de menthe baking chips and chocolate chunks.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop or teaspoon, drop dough 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set.
  6. Cool 3 minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer to a wire rack.
  7. Serve warm or cool completely. Store tightly covered at room temperature.