Soft, chewy cookies that have a double dose of delicious minty flavor!
Christmas is right around the corner you guys, I can’t even believe it! We almost have all of our Christmas shopping done, we just need to get a few more things for John and we’re done! It’s a miracle. I banged out all of our shopping 2 days ago. 5 hour mall shopping trip with a toddler and he was an angel the entire time, I was amazed. Christmas time is my favorite time of year. Everything is so cozy and all of the decorations and lights just make me SO happy. Lets be real though, the main reason I love Christmas is for the baking! Cookies are being baked out the wazoo around here and I’m loving every second of it. I named these cookies “Grinch Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies” because well, for the most obvious reason, they’re green color and for the fact that the Grinch is one of my favorite movies! They are so chewy, so soft and they taste like your favorite minty ice cream.
Speaking of the Grinch, you guys HAVE to watch this video my cousin Trevor made from some quotes of the movie! His videos are hilarious and this one had me rolling because he’s so good at impersonating him. LOL, I just watched it again and I’m cracking up.
Another one of my cousins, Michelle, actually gave me the idea for these cookies. She is a huge lover of my chocolate chip cookies and makes them all the time but one batch she got creative and added peppermint extract and told me I HAD to try it because they tasted just like mint chocolate chip ice cream. So, of course I listened because it’s my favorite and she was right, they’re a cookie version of it! So, shout out to Michelle for being the brains behind these delicious cookies! Love ya cuz! Wanna know a funny inside joke kinda thing we have together? When we were younger, remember everyone would be all like bffleaea + a million other letters and stuff like that? Well, we were cousins, but we were best friends too so we came up with “bc4e” : best cousins forever. HA! And we still use it today as a joke sometimes. We’re funny.. I know.
The cookies are perfectly minty due to the peppermint extract and to up the minty flavor I threw in some Andes mint chips. I added in some green food coloring just for fun, but you can feel free to leave it out if you just want a plain colored cookie. They’re so super soft, chewy and I just know you’re going to love them!