Grinch Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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by on December 20, 2015

Grinch Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is something about the colder nip in the air, or all the holiday lights around town…but I have had the urge to bake. When my daughter was just a baby, I found a deal on matching “Grinch” aprons and I have been saving them until she was old enough to wear hers. This Thanksgiving I was able to give my daughter her’s (it finally fits!) and she was so excited!

abby and me bakingShe has been asking to wear our matching aprons ever since. I know this special time – where she wants to be like mom – won’t last forever, so I’m cherishing it! Aren’t we cute in our matching Grinch aprons?

The Grinch Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

In my quest to find excuses to bake – and get snuggles from my little cutie – I decided that these Grinch Mint Chocolate Chip cookies would be the next adventure. They are perfect to make and take to any holiday cookie exchanges that you have this year, or if you just want a more festive cookie! What I really like is that they are easy enough for all your “little helpers” to contribute since you don’t have to worry about cookie cutters or being perfectly exact.

Oh, and if you don’t own this Christmas classic, you can grab Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas  on DVD, Blu-ray, or Amazon Instant Video.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 C chocolate chips
  • 3 1/4 C flour
  • green gel food coloring
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 C unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 package Wilton Red  Candy Melts
  • 1 package Wilton White Candy Melts

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until it is no longer grainy.
  3. Mix in the  eggs and egg yolk beating until well blended.
  4. Stir in the vanilla and mix until fluffy.
  5. Sift  flour, baking powder and salt in another bowl. Mix together well.
  6. Gradually add the dry mixtures to wet  mixture.   Mix on low until combined.
  7. Blend the  green food coloring mixing until the color is consistent.
  8. Pour in the  chips and stir until well distributed.
  9. Using a small ice cream scoop drop cookie dough onto the cookie sheet.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees  for 12–14 minutes.
  11. While the cookies are baking using a double boiler melt the red candy melts.
  12. Allow the cookies to cool.
  13. Dip one end of the cookie into the melted red candy melt covering half of the cookie.
  14. Allow to totally cool and candy to harden.
  15. With  the double boiler melt the white candy melts.
  16. Outline and fill in a white heart to the red candy covered cookie.
  17. Allow to cook completely.

I hope you enjoy these cookies! But don’t be a Grinch – make sure you share them!!

grinch cookies 2

"The Grinch" Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1½ C chocolate chips
  • 3¼ C flour
  • green gel food coloring
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1½ C sugar
  • 1 C unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 package Wilton Red Candy Melts
  • 1 package Wilton White Candy Melts
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until it is no longer grainy.
  4. Mix in the eggs and egg yolk beating until well blended.
  5. Stir in the vanilla and mix until fluffy.
  6. Sift flour, baking powder and salt in another bowl. Mix together well.
  7. Gradually add the dry mixtures to wet mixture. Mix on low until combined.
  8. Blend the green food coloring mixing until the color is consistent.
  9. Pour in the chips and stir until well distributed.
  10. Using a small ice cream scoop drop cookie dough onto the cookie sheet.
  11. Bake at 375 degrees for 12–14 minutes.
  12. While the cookies are baking using a double boiler melt the red candy melts.
  13. Allow the cookies to cool.
  14. Dip one end of the cookie into the melted red candy melt covering half of the cookie.
  15. Allow to totally cool and candy to harden.
  16. With the double boiler melt the white candy melts.
  17. Outline and fill in a white heart to the red candy covered cookie.
  18. Allow to cook completely.

 

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