St. Patrick’s Day is over, but it is never too late for a little something green! This past Tuesday, Lauren took her daughter Ava to a friend’s house and so as not to show up empty handed, she decided to whip up a simple batch of cookies. However, we never really like to just do the standard expected variety so Lauren went in search of a fun green option on her favorite online spot … Pinterest! The recipe she used (and modified) was one that tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream but in cookie form using Andes Mints as the highlighted ingredient. How can you go wrong with that?

To make your own mint chocolate chip cookies just follow these 6 simple steps:

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1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a medium sized bowl, mix together 2 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

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2. In a separate bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups sugar and 2 sticks softened unsalted butter. When creamy, add 2 large eggs and a few large drops of green food coloring. Mix all ingredients together.

3. Combine the two bowls (wet and dry ingredients) into one, and mix all together.

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4. Chop up the whole package of Andes Mints and mix into the cookie batter.

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5. Create tablespoon sized rounds on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 18 minutes.

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6. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!

Our week of green inspiration (from eco-friendly events, to the wall coloring in an outdoor courtyard, and even these delicious cookies) is coming to an end here on our blog. We hope you all had a lovely St. Patrick’s Day and kept the pinching to a minimal! Have a great weekend from Side by Side Design!


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