Are you ready to take the plunge into cookie-making heaven? Look no further than Mint Grasshopper Cookies! These perfectly chewy, chocolaty-minty treats not only look fantastic, but their melt-in-your mouth flavor will have your taste buds singing. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that these beauties are easy to whip up in no time—you’ll be whipping out platefuls of yummy cookies faster than you can say “sweet tooth!” Conquer your fear of baking and see for yourself how delightful homemade cookies can be with this straightforward recipe.
Mint Grasshopper Cookies
2 1/2 C flour
3/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 C white sugar
1 C packed brown sugar
1 C unsalted butter, room temp
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs, room temp
1 package Andres Mint candies
4 C powder sugar
1/2 C unsalted butter, room temp
1 tsp mint extract
4 TBSP whole milk
1 bag chocolate wafers (Ghiradelli)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Unwrap a third of the Andre mints and chop them into small pieces.
Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda together in a bowl. Set aside. Using an electric mixer, beat both sugars and butter in a large bowl until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla and eggs; beating well. Slowly add flour mixture at one tablespoon at a time, stirring well into sugar mixture and egg mixture. Stir in the chopped Andre mint candy pieces.
Next, using a small ice cream scoop measure out each cookie.
Place each unbaked cookie dough onto the lined cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
Bake at 375 for 7-10 minutes or until the baked cookie is slightly cracked. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for about 2 minutes. Ten transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Using a stand mixer, cream 1 1/3 cups sugar with 1/2 cup butter. Slowly add the mint extract, 2 tablespoons milk, and the rest of the powder sugar into the bowl. Blend well. Gradually add one tablespoon of milk at a time until the desired consistency is reached. Spread a thick layer of frosting on each cookie. Set aside.
Chocolate Topping Directions:
Chop the remaining Andre Mint candies in half.
Using a double boiler, stirring constantly, melt the chocolate wafers. Set aside to cool slightly. After the melted chocolate has cooled/thicken slightly using a tablespoon add a dollop on top of each cookie. Top each cookie with the cut halves of the Andre Mint candies.
While the Mint Grasshopper Cookies may not be for everyone, they are a great way to add classic flair to traditional cookies. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can use different extracts or flavors to further customize your grasshopper cookies. And don’t forget the garnish of powdered sugar on top — it will take your cookie display up a level! Now I’m just daydreaming about a delicious plate of minty, grasshopper-shaped treats in front of me —mmm!
So now that I’ve shared my favorite recipe and reminisced on the joy of home baking, what’s yours? What is your favorite cookie recipe? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to tag me if you try making these Mint Grasshopper Cookies at home! Happy baking!
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