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When I was invited to participate in the Project Christmas Cookbook, I was eagerly testing recipes so that I could add something unique and Christmasy.  This was one such recipe, however, it did not make it to the book – I opted for two other recipes instead.

Green Velvet Mint Chip Crinkle Cookies

I was initially going to name these Grinch Cookies, but there’s nothing Grinch about them.  Sure, they are kinda ugly, but they’re green and crinkly, and very minty – the perfect Christmas cookie!

Green Velvet Mint Chip Crinkle Cookies

Speaking of the Grinch, can you believe that he’s been around for nearly 60 years?  A fictional character created by Dr. Seuss, he first appeared as the main character of the 1957 Christmas story How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  Such a great story, and a Christmas classic at my house every Christmas season.  Why not make a batch of these and cuddle up with your loved ones and Netflix one snowy evening this holiday!?

Green Velvet Mint Chip Crinkle Cookies

Green Velvet Mint Chip Crinkle Cookies
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose, unbleached flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅓ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1½ cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 tablespoons green food colouring
  • 1 cup mini mint chocolate chips
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a stand mixer, cream together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, milk, vanilla, and food colouring. Mix until very well incorporated.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add the sifted ingredients to the wet ingredients, and with the mixer on the lowest speed, allow the mixture to just combine. Do not over mix!
  6. Remove the bowl from the mixer, scrape down the paddle, and with a wooden spoon or spatula, mix in the mini chocolate chips.
  7. Add the confectioner's sugar to a wide-mouthed, shallow bowl. You'll need room to roll the cookie batter around once you've formed them into balls.
  8. Using a small scoop, so that each ball is even in size, scoop up the batter, roll into a uniform ball, and roll the ball into the confectioner's sugar to completely coat.
  9. Place the sugar coated ball on a lined cookie sheet and lightly press down on the ball with the back of your hand.
  10. Bake the cookie for 12-14 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and transfer the cookie to a cooling rack to cool.
 

Green Velvet Mint Chip Crinkle Cookies

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