These Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies start with a cake mix and are so simple to whip up!
Looking for a simple treat to whip up for St.. Patrick’s Day?
Totally last minute, shame on you.
But hey — these are super simple. You can surprise the kids when they get home from school, or drop some off in the teacher’s lounge (wow, you are a GO GETTER!) and everyone will think you are right on top of things.
There will be no rainbow cakes, Pot of Gold Cupcakes, or Mint Chocolate Chip anything.
It will be a miracle if my son makes it to school in a green shirt. Don’t teachers keep emergency green ribbons and safety pins for such occasions?
I am a failure at semi-holiday festivity.
However — I am super great at preparing festive treats way BEFORE said holiday, to help internet people I don’t even know. My poor kids.
The cobbler’s children and all that.
Feet and delicious fruit desserts just don’t go together. Couldn’t someone think of a better word? Who even gets to be in charge of that?
Seriously people, we need to band together and get a handle on things around here.
Starting with super simple cookies. We’ll work on the cobbler thing later.
- 1 box white cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
- 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
- 1 stick salted butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons mint extract
- Few drops green food coloring
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of a mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add cake mix, egg, extract, and food coloring and beat on medium until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Using a large cookie scoop, scoop onto lined baking sheets, a couple of inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges just start to turn golden.
- Let cool before removing to cooling racks. Store in refrigerator or freezer for a cool treat.
Enjoy and have a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day!
And keep your feet out of the cobbler, for Pete’s sake.