Grasshoper Mint Cookies

 

Chocolate and Mint are probably one of my favorite flavor combos. These cookies sure deliver on that too. Perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day coming up.  I found this recipe at Six Sister’s Fun stuff. The name of the blog almost reminds me of a shop that I go to in the Summer time. There are some really good recipes on that website and just about everything looks good looks.

I am probably bad for not trying to make these cookies lighter. Sorry for that, but sometimes I just feel like making the real thing. I kind of want to go through some of the really fattening recipes on this website and try to make them lighter.

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Grasshoper Mint Cookies from Six Sisters Stuff

Ingredients:

Cookie bottom:
1 Devil’s Food Cake Mix (I like the ones with pudding in the mix the best)
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs

Mix cake mix, oil, and eggs together (do not follow the directions on the back of the cake mix- disregard them completely). Drop spoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-9 minutes (don’t cook any longer than that! You don’t want them to be overdone!). Let cookies cool completely.

Peppermint Frosting:
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 Tablespoons milk
2 c. powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
Green food coloring (optional- I added about 8 drops to get the colors of green that I had)
Mix together all the ingredients (add more or less powdered sugar until you get the consistency you like). Spread on top of each cooled cookie.

Chocolate Topping:
2 1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 c. butter
Melt chocolate chips and butter together in a double boiler OR in a microwave (I usually microwave for 30-second intervals, then stir and repeat until the chips are fully melted). Spread melted chocolate on each cookie- I have found that it works best to use the back of a spoon to spread the chocolate around.

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