Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Grasshopper Mint Cookies

To say that these Grasshopper Mint Cookies were a hit at my house would be an understatement!  My kids loved them and took any opportunity they could to sneak them (and then tell me about it as soon as they were devoured!)  These cookies are chewy, utterly delicious, and start with a cake mix so they're easy to make!  And with the green frosting, they're perfect for St. Patrick's day.  Or Valentines day if you make the frosting pink, but since we're past that, I'll stick with green for St. Patrick's day.

1 box chocolate cake mix (just the boxed mix, not the ingredients to make the cake)
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs

Mix cake mix, oil, and eggs together until well combined. Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes, or until they are puffed up.  Do NOT over bake.  No one likes to eat chocolate flavored rocks. :)

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons mint extract
Green food coloring, optional

Mix together butter, powdered sugar, mint extract and food coloring until well combined. Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Spread on top of cooled cookies.

Chocolate Topping:
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup butter

Combine chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each 30 seconds, until melted.  Drizzle over frosted cookies.

Recipe adapted from Six Sisters' Stuff.

1 comment:

  1. ohhhhhh who does love mint and chocolate together ! sounds like such a yummy cooker for the spring =)I am not a very good baker but I'd probably give these a try and let you know my results haha =)


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