It’s that time of year! It’s time for cookie exchanges and sweet treats! This year I got to participate in a virtual cookie exchange hosted by Goodcook and with other awesome bloggers and kitchen experts. They sent me this fun cookie making gift pack which included a cookie turner, sweet mixing bowls, cookie scooper, high temp rubber spatula, cookie baking sheets and a set of 12 holiday cookie cutters. Then it was mine turn to get creative in the kitchen!
To make the Grinch Mint Cookies I used all of the items pictured above except the cookie cutters. We will be using those when Grandmas comes to visit to make cookies for Santa! I’ve been really impressed with these Sweet Creations products. They are very good quality and very affordable. My favorite thing that I got was the cookie scooper. I’ve seen them before but never thought it was something that I needed. Now I’m thinking how did I ever live without it!! I love it…seriously! It make the cookies all the same size and shape.
As part of our virtual cookie exchange our readers can get 5% off goodcook.com for any sweet creations products by entering the code: COOKIES during check out.
You can win one of your very own Cookie Kits.Go to the Good Cook Facebook page and like my Grinch Mint Cookies ( or any of the other fabulous cookies…but don’t forget to like mine too 😉 ) There will be 10 winners in all! ( Contest should start December 17th)
Now on with the recipe….
Here’s the dough. I added about 10 drops of green food coloring to the dough for the coloring.
The fabulous cookie scooper….did I mention that I LOVE this little gadget!
My little helper! Making Christmas cookies is a yummy tradition to pass down through generations!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 4 tbsp milk
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 teaspoon mint extract
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- In a large mixing bowl combine butter, sugar, eggs, milk, vanilla and mint extract. Beat the ingredients together until it's all combined.
- In another bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until it's all combined and forms a nice soft dough.
- Roll the dough into a small ball ( about the size of a quarter) and drop onto a prepared cookie sheet. You can flatten them out, press them with a fork or leave them in the ball shape.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes at 325 degrees. Let cool on the sheet for a minutes or two and then transfer to a cooling rack.
- You can decorate with frosting, sprinkles or dip in melted chocolate!