St. Patrick's Day Mint Crinkle Cookies - delightfully green, soft and chewy cake mix cookies bursting with mint and covered in blissful powdered sugar sweetness.
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This post was originally shared on March 10, 2015, and has since been updated.
St. Patrick’s Day or St. Patty’s Day as I lovingly like to call it is a bit of an underrated holiday when it comes to baking. There just aren’t nearly enough recipes for this green holiday or maybe it's because green is not the most appetizing color for food.
The good thing though is The Great Big List of St. Patrick's Day Desserts, The Great Big List of Boozy St. Patrick's Day Desserts, and The Great Big List of Rainbow Desserts has you and I covered with all kinds of delicious St. Patty's Day desserts.
Another good thing, I've got a new and improved, delicious St. Patrick's Day dessert for you to add to your recipe box, St. Patrick's Day Mint Crinkle Cookies.
These crinkle cookies aren't just easy, super delicious, and festive BUT they are also pleasant on the eye despite being green.😉💚
St. Patrick's Day Mint Crinkle Cookies are a beyond easy cookies recipe. They require only seven ingredients: white boxed cake mix, melted butter, eggs, mint extract, mint green gel food coloring, granulated sugar, and powdered sugar. This is the perfect amount of ingredients for a St. Patty's Day recipe...lucky seven!🍀
TIP: A little baking basics, you can use mint extract or peppermint extract for these cookies. Mint extract gives them more of a St. Patty's Day flavor, think Shamrock Shake. Peppermint extract gives them more of a Christmas flavor, think candy canes.
The Mint Crinkle Cookie dough is sticky and has a thick, play-doughy texture. The best way to handle the cookie dough is minimally and to use a cookie scoop. This will prevent over-touching the dough and it creates uniform-sized cookies.
TIP: To make perfect crinkle cookies, roll your balls of crinkle cookie dough first in granulated sugar and then into the powdered sugar. The granulated sugar draws out moisture giving your cookies the crinkle and acts as a barrier preventing the powdered sugar from being absorbed into your cookies.
Perfect crinkle cookies require crinkles and powdered sugar ON your crinkle cookies.
Happy St. Patrick's Day Mint Crinkle Cookies, lucky 7-ingredient crinkle cookies never tasted so good!
St. Patrick's Day Mint Crinkle Cookies
- Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
- Bake 9-11 minutes, until puffed and cracked and edges have begun to set but centers are still soft, cookies will look raw between cracks and appear underdone.
- Cool cookies on a baking sheet on a wire rack for 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Eat & Enjoy!