St. Patrick's Day is coming and I've been on the lookout for new treats! I wanted to make it easy on myself this year so I went looking for desserts that are easy to make. I either wanted something green or something mint flavored. Not that mint really says St. Patrick's Day but it's green so it makes people think of it.
What I found was these easy 5 Ingredient Chocolate Mint Cookies. They are made with a box of chocolate cake mix. I was a little skeptical that a cake mix could taste like cookies but I was willing to give it a shot. Part of the problem is that I don't like chocolate cake. You heard me, I don't like chocolate cake. I don't know what it is but it's not my thing. Chocolate cookies or candy? Yep I'll take them but chocolate cake or ice cream? I'll pass.
These cookies are a snap to make. They have the cake mix, oil, eggs, and Andes baking bits. If you've never had Andes baking bits they are simply chopped up chocolate and mint baking pieces. If you can't find them at the store you can buy Andes candies and just chop them up.
So you take those ingredients and bake them in the oven. The cookies come out hot and you sprinkles more of the Andes baking bits on top. I waited a minute or two and then spread the candies around. It makes an awesome chocolate mint topping on the cookies.
So how do they taste? Amazing! They are soft, fudgy, and don't taste like cake at all! There is a hint of mint to them as well. I put some green sprinkles on top to make them more St. Patrick's Day looking and it actually gave the cookies a little bit of a crunch.
I loved these cookies and they stayed soft for up to 3 days. They may have stayed soft longer but they were gone after 3 days. These are the perfect cookies to bake and take somewhere because no one would ever guess they have just 5 ingredients and were made from a cake mix!
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- ½ c. oil
- 2 eggs
- 1½ c. Andes Baking Bits
- Green sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl combine the chocolate cake mix, oil, and eggs. Mix well until combined.
- Mix in 1 cup of the Andes baking bits.
- Drop tablespoons of batter on a cookie sheet leaving 2 inches in between each cookie.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are firm.
- Remove from oven and place on a wire rack. Immediately sprinkle Andes Baking Bits on top of the cookies. After 1-2 minutes spread the melted bits on top of the cookies to form a frosting of sorts and sprinkle with green sprinkles.
St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. It is a great time to celebrate the Irish in all of us, even if there isn't any! There are a lot more ways to celebrate than drinking green beer. So Jan from The Tip Garden and Carlee from Cooking with Carlee got us together to share our best St. Patrick's Day inspired recipes. There is sure to be something for everyone!
Beef and Stout Stew from Caroline's Cooking
Chocolate Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting from Grumpy's Honeybunch
Chocolate Stout Floats from The Chef Next Door
Easy 5 Ingredient Chocolate Mint Cookies from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Grilled Cabbage Steaks from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Irish Tea Brack from Cooking With Carlee
Lucky Leprechaun Minty Milkshakes from Family Around the Table
Nana's Shepherd's Pie from The Tip Garden
Reuben Quesadillas from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Reuben Stuffed Crescent Rolls from From Gate to Plate
Slow Cooker Guinness Pot Roast from Amy's Cooking Adventures
St. Patrick's Day Green Martini - Melontini from All That's Jas
Stout Cupcakes with Irish Buttercream from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Ulster Fry from Palatable Pastime