Mint St. Patrick's Day Cookies

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Mint Cookies


Mint Cookies (1)Mint St. Patrick's Day Cookies
Ingredients:
 Green Side 

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Green food coloring
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all purpose flour
Chopped mint chocolates or mint chocolate chips (about 1-2 oz.)

Chocolate Side 
 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup all purpose flour
Chopped mint chocolates or mint chocolate chips (about 1-2 oz.)

Instructions: 
Green side: In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, sugar, vanilla and green food coloring until creamy - about 1-2 minutes.  Beat in egg until well combined.  Sift in baking powder, salt and flour, and mix until just combined.  Stir in chocolate until combined.

Chocolate side: In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, sugar, vanilla  until creamy - about 1-2 minutes.  Beat in egg until well combined.  Sift in baking powder, salt, cocoa and flour, and mix until just combined.  Stir in chocolate until combined.

Press the doughs together on plastic wrap to form a log.  Wrap in plastic wrap.  Chill for 1 hour or overnight.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Slice logs into 1/4-inch thick rounds, place on cookie sheets, and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden around edges and crisp. Cool 1 minute before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

27 comments:

  1. Aww, Cashew! What a sweet kitten. Congratulations on the new addition to the family - lucky cat to be rescued!

    Those cookies = perfect for the upcoming holiday or anytime. Love mint & chocolate.

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    1. Thanks so much, Liz! Hope you're doing well!

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  2. omgosh I'm not even a cat person but what a cute little kitten!!!!

    and these cookies are PERFECT for St. Paddy's--yummy!

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  3. I am so happy for you! Post away - he is adorable. Kudos to Eric. Cat people "get" each other. ;)

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  4. Love your kitten...congratulations!!! absolutely adorable...oh and the cookies look yummy too!

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  5. A WITTLE KITTY!!! Congratulations! I LOVE the name (and nut). I don't know which pictures are more scrumptious - the kitty or the cookies! Enjoy both!

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  6. Awww, I love your kitty! I got my husband his rag doll a few years ago and I have one, too... so, we are the proud owners of 2 cats! lol! Eric is def. a keeper! :)

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  7. mmm the cookies! your kitty has the prettiest eyes!

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  8. What a beautiful furbaby you have! What a sweetheart Eric-Cakes is to find this little one for you. The cookies look great too!

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    1. Thanks, Anj! I love that you call him Eric-cakes. :)

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  9. Seeing as how I live with a mint chocolate ADDICT - I'll be making this long after St. P's day and well before Christmas (i.e. year round).

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  10. Congratulations, Emily, I know how long you've wanted a cat! And how sweet of Eric was it to get one for you! Cashew is a great name, too!

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    1. Aww thanks, Tom! It was very sweet of him. Made me very happy!

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  11. Cashew's white paws are so cute! How sweet of Eric to bring this little guy home for you :) Our cats watch TV like that too. Sounds like you have a little troublemaker on your hands. No matter how many bad things they do, you can't help but love them. I wish I could squeeze him!

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    1. I knoww. I love his white paws and feet. It was very sweet of him! What a nice surprise! You will have to come visit him. Oh yes, even when he is bad I can't resist him.

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  12. There's never a 'wrong' time for chocolate mint cookies!! I knew after your other cat posts that it wouldn't be long until you got one ;-D

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  13. Cashew is just gorgeous, and has great taste in television.

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  14. Cashew is just grogeous, and has great taste in television.

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