Grasshopper Cookies

Grasshopper Cookies, chocolate mint cookies perfect for St. Patrick's Day

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day...or really any day that you have a craving for chocolate + mint! Grasshopper Cookies! 

*this recipe was created in partnership with Imperial Sugar

What are they? Thick chocolate cookies with mint buttercream and a glossy mint chocolate ganache. I top the cookies off with an Andes Creme De Menthe Thin Mint...or what I just call an Andes Mint. 

grasshopper cookies on plate

I took a batch of these to some 5th and 6th graders last week; they were a huge hit! "Miss Bridget, you should make these more often!" was one (very earnest) comment! 

Our mint flavors come from these:

mint chips, candies, and extract

Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips, Andes Mints, and mint extract. Here's my word of warning in making these cookies. You might be tempted to use more mint extract than is called for. DON'T. Mint is powerful, potent stuff. 

More chocolate + mint recipes to love:

Let's Make Grasshopper Cookies! 

Grasshopper Cookies, chocolate mint cookies

First up, make the cookies. The dough comes together in a flash. The key here is what happens after they come out of the oven. 

grasshopper cookies

Immediately upon removing from the oven, press the back of a melon baller or tablespoon to the cookies to create a divot. 

When the cookies are spread with the buttercream, the divot is filled, creating a little pocket of goodness. 

imperial sugar powdered sugar and kitchen scale with bowl

Next, we'll make that buttercream. This makes just enough to cover the cookies. You'll need just 8 ounces of Imperial Sugar Confectioners Powdered Sugar. (This is the kitchen scale that I love.) 

Again, here is your warning to not add more mint extract. We're making buttercream, not toothpaste, people. 

mint buttercream

Add just a smidge of green gel paste food coloring. I use a toothpick to add just a bit to tint the buttercream pale green. If you'd rather have SHOCKING green...go for it. ;)

grasshopper cookies
grasshopper cookies

Spread this onto the cookies. 

mint chocolate ganache, chips in bowl

Next, let's make chocolate mint ganache. You'll start with a mix of dark chocolate chips and Andes mint chips. 

mint chocolate ganache

Cover with cream that's been heated until steaming. Let sit, then stir until smooth and glossy. 

how to make grasshopper cookies

Spoon this over the cookies. IT. IS. GORGEOUS. 

You'll have extra ganache. Pop it in the fridge, then heat and pour over ice cream. OH. MY. 

Grasshopper Cookies, chocolate mint cookies with bite

Top it off with an Andes Mint. It'll nestle right down into that divot we made in the cookies. Voila! 

I created this recipe for my friends at Imperial Sugar. Find it on their website today! 

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