"The Grinch may have stole Christmas but he also stole our hearts. This classic Christmas character is one of our favorites and these cookies are too!"
Grinchy Mint Cookies
Servings – 24 munchies Prep Time – 20 Minutes Cook Time – 10 Minutes Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup light brown sugar 3/4 cup white sugar 2 large egg 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 20 drops green food coloring 2 cups chocolate chips, mint chocolate chips, or red and green candy-coated chocolate pieces
1 cup chopped walnuts, or your favorite nuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.
Cream butter, brown sugar, and white sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Add egg, vanilla extract, mint extract and food coloring, and mix until well combined.
Gradually add flour mixture to the wet ingredient and continue beating until all the green color is uniformly distributed. Mix in about 1 3/4 cup of the chips or candies and chopped nuts. Batter will be stiff.
Scoop tablespoons of dough and roll into balls. Place on the prepared cookie sheets and decorate by gently pressing remaining chips or candies onto the tops of the balls.
Bake in the preheated oven, about 10 minutes.
"The tree was decorated, it was cold out and the kids wanted a pajama Christmas movie night in... The popcorn was popping and the grinch mint cookies were born. I was able to turn our favorite ice cream, into a warm gooey cookie and make it a Grinch Stole Christmas night!"
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