If You Give a Mouse a Cookie…

April 15, 2011

…he just might post the recipe. Time to take your mind off taxes today and bake something sweet. We found this recipe during the holiday season (and unfortunately I cannot recall the source, just a scribbling on a piece of paper), but if you like chocolate and mint, these are awesome any time of the year. Nothing fancy here, just a nice twist on the usual chocolate cookie recipe. The creme de menthe baking chips are actually easier to find than I expected. Enjoy!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) sugar cookie mix

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mint extract

6 to 8 drops green food color

1 egg

1 cup creme de menthe baking chips

1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, extract, food color and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in creme de menthe 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. Eat!



  1. I had to read your post because the “If You Give A…” books are my daughter’s favorites. Great post title…looks yum!

  2. Thanks! Yeah I’m not sure how many non-parents will get the reference in the title…but it seemed appropriate with my blog’s name! 🙂

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