So it's almost St. Patrick's Day! The time of all things green which just happens to be one of my favorites colors. Especially food (well except moldy green food because that's just gross)!
I'm always looking for other uses of my molds and cookie cutters and started thinking about the gingerbread man cutter, which usually gets stored away most of the year except to be dusted off around christmas time. Of course these guys are not exactly leprechauns, but maybe if you use your imagination a little they can be. AND I pinned this mint chocolate chip cut out cookie recipe ages ago from Flour De Lis and thought mint chocolate chip men cookies for St Patty's Day would be a great excuse to make them.
I followed the recipe pretty much exactly except I used mini chocolate chips.
Roll out the dough with a little bit of flour to prevent sticking and cut out your
I put the cut out cookies in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes before baking (the recipe suggests the freezer but I couldn't get the cookie sheet to fit, and I'm assuming this helps to prevent the cookies from spreading while baking, and keeps the shape a little better).
I also did some mini chocolate chip men in another mini mold I have. I made them around christmas time here as mini super heros and also turn them upside down to make reindeer here! Definitely love re-using the molds for other ideas!
Then just add some fun St. Patty's Day sayings or little shamrocks to give them a little something extra. I used royal icing but you can using regular frosting or candy melt too. To speed these up a lot you could also use store bought sugar cookie dough and add about 1 teaspoonful of peppermint extract, some mini chocolate chips, and some green food coloring.
And if you like mint chocolate chip, you have to make these! Eat some with a big glass of milk (or a shamrock shake!) and you'll be so happy you did. Mint Chocolate is a flavor that all 3 of my kiddos like (go figure!) so these went over really well as an after dinner dessert today.
Thanks for stopping by and happy early St. Patrick's Day! Having a virtual green beer (or cookie!) with you all. Cheers!
Here are some other fun mint chocolate chip recipes that I'm planning on making soon!
Mint Chocolate Chip Scones from Created by Diane
Thin Mint Muffins from The Food Librarian
Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes from The Idea Room
Mini Dark Chocolate Cakes with Mint Chocolate Chip Icing from The Realistic Nutritionist
Mint Chocolate Brownies from Nish Whips Up a Dish
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