Green Leprechaun Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Green Leprechaun Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies {Apartment 302}

Did you know if you catch a Leprechaun they have the power to grant you three wishes in exchange for their release?  Who needs a genie in a magic lamp when you could have a cute little bearded man with a funny accent!  Besides, they spend all their days making shoes.  Hello!!!  A personal shoe maker?  Dream come true!!  And I wouldn’t mind storing my plethora of gold coins nickels in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow (and I’m positive the interest rates are less than at my bank).  So to honour these little Irish folklore fairies, I have created these bright green cookies bursting with mint and chocolate.  Yeah, I just drooled too, they’re even better than you’re imagining.  So quit twistin’ hay and whip up a batch of these.  They are absolute heaven warm out of the oven.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you if nobody else gets any.

Green Leprechaun Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies {Apartment 302}

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 2-3 dozen cookies

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • green food colouring
  • 300g Mint Chocolate Chips (1 package)
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl.  Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer (or a large bowl and an electric mixer), beat the butter, sugars and peppermint at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Add the egg and mix until just combined.  Stir in 6-8 drops of food colouring until you get your desired shade of green.
  4. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture in several batches and beat until incorporated.  Using a large spoon, stir in the mint chocolate chips.
  5. Form dough into balls or use an ice cream scoop and drop them on a non-stick or parchment lined cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.  These cookies don’t spread out too much so  like to flatten them slightly before baking.  Bake for 13 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking.  For a harder cookie, bake for an extra 2 minutes.  Let cookies rest on the pan for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Green Leprechaun Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies {Apartment 302}

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