Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies {For St. Patricks Day}

 St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. I don’t do much in the way of decorating for St. Patrick’s Day, because sometimes Easter is so soon after that I don’t want to bother with getting everything out just to put it away. Any of you like that? While I don’t have many decorations, I do love to make fun food for St. Patrick’s Day! And since I am a huge fan of mint chocolate, and mint is usually green, I’m all about finding ways to add it to our St. Patty’s menu. These Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies taste just as good without the food coloring, but it sure makes them fun!

I adapted this recipe from a wonderful cookie recipe I got from a friend years ago. It called for Andes mint bits. They are wonderful as well! But when I saw these semi sweet mint chips at Walmart, they practically jumped into my cart! You might be wondering why there isn’t any peppermint extract in the dough. I thought about adding it, but I didn’t, and I think they are plenty minty just the way they are!
chocolate-mint-cookies-st-patricks-recipeDon’t they look cute all packaged up with a pretty gift tag? And who wouldn’t love a batch of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies? I know I sure wouldn’t mind!
Tune in tomorrow and I’ll be sharing the free printable gift tag. 🙂

Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies {For St. Patrick’s Day}

2 cups butter, very soft
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
Green food coloring (I used gel food coloring)
6 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
4 cups mint chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugars till creamy. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and green food coloring. Add flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir till blended, then stir in the mint chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased or silpat lined cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.

-Makes 5-6 dozen cookies

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  1. Been making cookies for 55 years. I do a lot of baking. I made these cookies and followed the recipe to a t. It made a lot of cookies and I made them to bring to a St Pats party. I made them on Friday to bring Sat. I never tasted them, until the party and we could not even break them in half, they were as hard as a rock. They weren’t stale or even somewhat soft, They wouldn’t even soak up milk or coffee. We threw all of them away. What a waste.

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