These creme de menthe cake mix cookies contain no liqueur but have the same great taste! Easy to make!
Perfect For St. Patrick’s Day
These cookies are easy enough to make year round, but when you color them green, they are just perfect to serve on St. Patrick’s Day!
You will need about one to two teaspoons of green food coloring to get the right shade. I use gel or paste food colorings, but the less-expensive liquid will do just as well.
Mint And Chocolate
I admit to being a huge fan of chocolate and mint put together–especially in ice cream! However, I didn’t really think about combining those flavors in a cookie.
My inspiration for these came from my friend Renee P. She had a similar recipe on her site, Renee’s Kitchen Adventures, and I fell in love with it immediately!
Some of the ingredients Renee used, I couldn’t find, so I improvised. The result was fantastic and they reminded me of the flavor of creme de menthe.
Easy To Make
You wouldn’t think such a fancy schmantzy cookie could be so easy, but it is!
It starts with a cake mix which cuts a lot of prep time. I used white cake mix because it’s pretty neutral tasting and the batter would be easy to color and get a more “true” color.
Then you just have three or four (depending on your desired add-ins) remaining ingredients to add. Then just mix them up and bake!
- 1 box (2-layer size, 15+ oz) white cake mix--I used Duncan Hines
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup oil
- 1-2 tsp green food coloring (optional)
- ½ cup mint morsels (see NOTES)
- ½ cup chocolate morsels
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Blend cake mix, eggs, oil and food coloring (if using) in a large bowl.
- Fold in the mint & chocolate morsels.
- Shape into balls about the size of a walnut and place 2-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet. Remove to a rack to cool completely.
*Adapted from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures Yum