Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Grasshopper Fudge Mint Cookies

Yum
I love savory food, but I am also a big believer that you must cleanse your palate after a savory meal with something sweet and maybe even minty like a Creme de Menthe Chocolate.  These easy little grasshopper fudge mint cookies provide the perfect little hit of sweet and minty in a cookie.  If you are curious about the name "grasshopper" in this dessert, I'm not exactly sure where it comes from other than the fact that mint is green and so are grasshoppers.  There is a popular after dinner mint drink called the grasshopper and many mint ice creams, cake and pie desserts that also share the name.  Even the Keebler Elves have created their own grasshopper fudge cookie based on the great combination of chocolate and mint.   So of course I had to throw my own quick and simple spin on this combination after seeing a package of  Creme de Menthe Chocolate chips at my grocery store. These cookies are fun and refreshing.  They take less than 20 minutes to make (including bake time) and you too can have a stash of after dinner mint cookies to enjoy too.



Ingredients: 
1 box of Devil's Food Cake Mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup of canola oil
1 cup of mint chips 






Directions:


Use an electric mixer to mix the cake mix with the eggs and oil.  Then add your mint chips and incorporate well. 


 Roll into walnut size dough balls and line on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  All cookies to cool completely on the cookie sheet to finish setting up.  Store in an airtight container.

 Enjoy.  Makes about 18 cookies.

 

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30 comments:

  1. Awesome cookies.......even i was wondering regarding the name............superb recipe

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  2. I'm such a sucker for Andes Candies. In fact every tine we're at Olive Garden I ask for extras when they bring the check. My husband always teases and says, you know you can go out and buy those right? Where's the fun in that!?

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  3. And for the love of all things holy will you please add an email subscribe box to your blog!!

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    1. Omgosh Jen.. I'm so clueless when it come so computer stuff. I think I did it. Had no idea I had that option. LOL! :)

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  4. Oh Man! There goes my diet! These look so good!!!!

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  5. These look thick & chewy, just how I like them! I'm a huge fan of those Andes candies, so that makes these even better!

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  6. I'm giggling at what Jen said. That second thing. I love a woman who can speak her mind. She was right though.

    The cookies look yummy. Another one of those things that I know the family would be all over. Gone in a heartbeat! I'll need to find some of those Andes things.

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  7. Ramona these look yummy. Can't believe they are ready in 20 minutes. I am going to have to look for those Andes baking chips.

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  8. Totally YUMMY

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  9. I say: come to momma, little pretties! :)

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  10. Wow - I'd love these without the mint (I just don't like mint and chocolate!), but my wife and her in-laws would polish off the rack before the cookies could touch a bowl/tin. Looks great!

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  11. yummy, these look fantastic! I have a box of devil's food cake mix and I wanted a good cookie recipe! thanks! C:

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  12. the cookies looks so chocolaty and minty,,,,YummY : )
    Ridwan

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  13. I have never seen those Andes chips, but now I need them. These look fabulous!

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  14. For some reason I really like anything that is called Grasshopper for mint flavor. I think it is so cute and clever.

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  15. My kids would love these! They look fabulous...and perfect for a busy day when you're having chocolate withdrawals :)

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  16. this looks beautiful and delicious hope you can join the tea time snack event :)

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  17. Another great idea! I love the retro grasshopper flavor combination, and I love that these baked up so high!! I'm sure they're chewy and delicious :)

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  18. You really need to have a giveaway with these cookies, but if you do - I need to make sure that I win! :) OMG! These look SO, SO GOOD!!!

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  19. What a GREAT cookie! Another winner, Ramona! No surprise there!

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  20. *reaches in, grabs the plate, and pulls a cookie monster*

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  21. Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible click,super tempting cookies.

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  22. I LOVE chocolate and mint together, and these look so good! I pinned them yesterday, and am so excited with how easy they are to make!

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  23. I absolutely love chocolate and mint together! i pinned these yesterday, and am so happy to see how easy they are to make!

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  24. The Andes chocolate is my mom's favorite from her high school days when she studied in the US (how funny huh). I wish to eat this after meal too. That will complete my meal! Looks very delicious, Envious!

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  25. These look good and I have a half bag of the chips in my cupboard. My daughter loves these mints and I'm sure she'd be thrilled if I made her a batch of these beauties.

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  26. I'm not usually a big mint person, but these cookies look too good to pass up!

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  27. I'm like you! I even have dessert with breakfast :D

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