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This mint chocolate chip cookie recipe is perfect for any green theme celebration. Remember it for National Creme de menthe Day or St. Patrick's Day. It's also fantastic for green garden parties, tea parties, birthdays & green goblin parties for Halloween too.
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Recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
6 to 8 drops green food color
1 egg
1 cup creme de menthe baking chips
1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix,
butter, extract, food color and egg until soft dough
forms. Stir in creme de menthe baking chips and
chocolate chunks.
2. Using small cookie scoop or teaspoon, drop dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Serve warm or cool completely. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

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Is this recipe really good for holidays and celebrations?
Yes! You bet it is! Cookies are popular for most every kind of get-together you can think of. Be it a simple picnic, a potluck or a National Holiday like National Cookie Month. it just doesn't matter.

The color green
Now the color green is a good give away for why this recipe is popular for Creme de menthe day and Saint Patrick's Day. Green and purple are popular colors for Halloween too. We can think of green witches and green goblins just to start. So it goes without saying; platters of cookies like these are great for a green goblin party.

Here's another great idea. What are the most popular colors for Christmas? Red or green right? Well cook these mint chocolate chip cookies up for Santa and you know he will leave you the best gift ever under the tree. :)

Do you love sports? Is your teams colors green? If it is then remember this recipe for game day. You could take a batch to a tailgate party too.

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Do you want to know more about Creme de menthe?
Crème de menthe is a sweet, mint-flavored alcoholic beverage. Its flavor is primarily derived from Corsican mint. It is available commercially in a colorless (called "white") and a green version (which obtains its color from the mint leaves or from the addition of coloring, if extract and not the leaves are used to make the liqueur). Both varieties have similar flavors and are interchangeable in recipes, except where the color is important.
wikipedia.org/me_de_menthe
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Crème de menthe is used as an ingredient in several cocktails...
such as the Grasshopper and the Stinger, and is also served as an after-dinner drink and can be used in food recipes as a flavoring (like Mint chocolate). Yep just like the recipe above.
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Recipe: Bettycrocker.com
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