Lucky Shamrock Cookies
It's your lucky day because you don't have to search
for the pot of gold under the rainbow for this winning recipe. Throw out
the old Irish classics and sweeten things up this year with some mint
chocolate chip fun.
If you're in a crunch for St. Patrick's Day and need something
glowing with green, here is a dessert that is sure to have everyone
coming back for seconds (and more).
These Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are as green as four-leaf clovers and
have delicious chocolate chips mixed throughout for some extra sweet
flavor. Served beside a big glass of milk, they are perfect treats for
any St. Patrick's Day party or virtual gathering.
To start the recipe, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a
large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, add butter, sugar, eggs, green
food coloring and peppermint extract for that crisp mint flavor. Beat
with a hand mixture and combine the ingredients in both bowls together.
Add chocolate chips to the mixed cookie batter. Scoop onto a baking
sheet and bake at 375 F for 11-24 minutes until the edges of the cookies
are light brown. Cool on a wire rack before devouring.
With so much mixing and scooping to be done, this is a great recipe for
kids to get involved in the kitchen, too. One of the best parts is the
eye-catching color. Watch children's smiling little faces as the
batter turns from light brown to dark green for a priceless reaction.
After being perfectly baked, these cookies are bright, fun and will be
the hit of any celebration. Soft in the middle, a little crisp on the
edges and as green as can be. You can't ask for much more on St.
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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
30 drops green food coloring
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 package (12 ounces) chocolate chips
Heat oven to 375 F.
In large bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt until blended. Set aside.
In medium bowl, beat butter and sugar until combined. Add eggs, food
coloring and peppermint extract; beat until combined.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients; beat until combined. Stir in
chocolate chips. Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto baking sheet.
Bake 11-14 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
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