Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Grasshopper Fudge Mint Cookies

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.

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


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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