These cookies are minty, chocolatey and have a hint of mocha. The perfect cookie for the Grinch to slink up to and snag all for himself.
My daughter, who loves the Grinch, was my taste tester. She was disappointed that a Grinch face wasn’t decorated on top. 🙂 Okay, so I lost points for presentation. In my humble opinion, they taste great with a big glass of milk or a cup of coffee.
Credit: adapted slightly from http://www.sallysbakingaddiction.com
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 Tbl instant coffee granules
- 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Green food coloring (I used gel food coloring. Add as much to your desired level of greenness)
- 1 1/2 cups chopped Andes Mints (you can buy the baking bits or chop them yourself)
- Combine flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt, instant coffee and cornstarch in a large bowl with a whisk.
- In a smaller, separate bowl combine melted butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla and green food coloring.
- Pour wet ingredients into the dry using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
- Fold in Andes chopped mints.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use about 3 Tbl and roll dough into a ball. Place 8 balls on cookie sheet spacing evenly.
- Bake for 11-12 minutes. Allow to cool slightly on pan before transferring to a cookie rack to cool completely.