Minty Buttery Bliss Cookies

 
Sigh.  I’m not super thrilled with the appearance of these cookies.

 

Minty Buttery Bliss Cookies

 

Oh, but friends, they are SO tasty.  So buttery and minty.  I love that they have a green cast to them that comes courtesy of steeped mint leaves, rather than food dye.  Let’s ignore their lack of beauty and focus on this stellar list of ingredients, shall we?

 

  • 1/2 cup cold butter (I never think to soften it– this was straight out of my fridge.)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons green creme de menthe (Did you make your Shamrock Shakes yet?  You should have plenty left!)
  • 1 1/4 cups flour (Plus a bit more if it seems too sticky to you– sometimes I have to play with it.  Maybe because egg sizes vary a bit?)
  • 1/2 cup Andes creme de menthe chips (chocolate chips would work fine, too)
  • 1/2 cup (heaping) green mint M & M’s

 

Cream butter and sugar.  Add egg.  Mix in baking soda, salt, and creme de menthe.  It will be green at this point!  Gradually add in flour.  Dump in all candy bits and mix just until incorporated.  Drop rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.  (I do four minutes on a lower rack and four on an upper rack.)  Allow to cool about 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheet to finish cooling on racks or brown paper.

 

*Lick the beater!  This batter will rock your socks off.  Or give it to your husband.  But do NOT give it to your kids, ‘k?  ‘Cause creme de menthe is alcohol.  And I refuse to be responsible for giving minors booze. ;)  (To be fair?  Vanilla extract is alcohol, too.  But people tend to use less than two tablespoons.)

 

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6 comments to Minty Buttery Bliss Cookies

  • Courtney

    Thank you……….. :<} They look and sound yummy!!!!! I love anything with chocolate and mint.

  • Tina b

    So you can give the baked cookies to your kids? Or no…?

    Also where are the steeped mint leaves in te recipe? I’m confused!! Green M&M’s and green Creme de Menthe typically have food dye, right? I’d love to make them green without the dye, though, like you said above. But how? I need it all spelled out :P

    • The baked cookies are perfectly fine for kiddos– no worries! Alcohol cooks out of recipes. Green M & M’s have food dye in them, absolutely. You’d need to use all chocolate chips to avoid food dye entirely. Creme de Menthes vary– all the “syrup” varieties do contain artificial coloring. The true “liquor” variety often does, but not always. Some varieties attain their green color naturally through the steeping of mint leaves in grain alcohol (that’s where the steeped mint leaves come in!) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cr%C3%A8me_de_menthe So sorry for the confusion– I can see how it wasn’t all clear! :)

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