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ISO: Cookie with Mint Flavoring?

Grandson coming to visit for his 12th birthday. Loves peanut butter, chocolate, and mint. Got the peanut butter covered: Elvis Cake for the birthday cake and Carole Walter’s Peanut Butter Rolls in the cookie jar. I’d like a mint-flavored cookie, preferably with chocolate, to add to the cookie jar. I’m not trusting what I’m finding online; Ritz crackers dipped in melted mint chocolate chips? I don’t think so. And I once fell prey to a recipe on 101cookbooks.com that supposedly emulates a Girl Scout cookie thin mint. It was a disaster.

Anyone have that, as they say, tried and true mint cookie that my grandson would ask for again?

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  1. Hmmm - does it need to be a cookie? What about mint truffles?

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    1. re: MMRuth

      Along this line, we recently made the Oreo truffles with mint Oreos. Very cool and minty.

      1. re: nemo

        Just checked out that thread on the Oreo truffles and I think that's it. Someone suggested additional mint extract. Do you think that would be overkill? They'll be the same shape as the Peanut Butter Rolls, but I'll turn that into a positive. Thanks for the tip.

        1. re: JoanN

          I actually made them using the Peppermint Jo-Jo's (trader joes version of Oreos) & they came out great! Unfortunately only in stock at holiday time unless they happen to be left over or you've stocked up.

          Anyway, are you near a Wegmans? They have a store version of mint "oreos" too that would work.

          Another thing that's really good is Andes mints melted over brownies

          1. re: pamd

            The closest Wegmans is about 25 miles, unfortunately. I'll look around and see what I can find. If all else fails, perhaps I'll just add extract to the cookie mix and pray for the best.

            The Andes mints is a good idea, too. He's a sucker for brownies.

            Thanks.

            1. re: JoanN

              I make a batch of my favorite brownies, then unwrap all the Andes while they're in the oven. As soon as I pull them out, place the mints on top, then spread after a minute. Let cool & so good!
              I've done it on cookies too, whatever you come up with I'm sure he'll love!

        2. re: nemo

          I think, influenced by the rave reviews on the original thread (and that I can't find the Peppermint Patty bits), that I'll make the Oreo Truffles with mint Oreos. But I can only find the Double Stuf's in mint. In the original thread, momjamin said s/he "found the regular Oreos to produce an easier texture to work with than the Double Stuf."

          Could any of you have done these explain just what that might mean? Should I bother to scrape off part of the filling before grinding the cookies, or do you think that's not necessary?

          1. re: JoanN

            It is a bit too much cream with double stuf, from what I remember reading. What you could do is maybe add some extra cookies in without the cream- like maybe 2/3 regular & 1/3 cookies only? I always use regular so I haven't tried it.

            1. re: pamd

              Thanks, pamd. I'll wing it. Sounds as though the recipe is pretty forgiving.

        3. re: MMRuth

          Hadn't occured to me. Good idea. I'll look into it.

        4. During Christmas I picked up some Andes Mint Chips and used the Toll House Morsels Cookie recipe but replaced half the bag of mint chips and half a bag of mini morsels. My friends and family really enjoyed the minty chocolate flavor. I don't know if the Andes chips are sold year round or just during the holiday season. I haven't seen it since.

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          1. re: mochi mochi

            i got about four bags of the andes mint chips a couple of weeks ago at a super target in cape coral, florida. plenty of stock. i wish there was a super target near me -- they have so many neat condiments and unusual food items.

          2. I saw a Martha Stewart show the other night and she demo'd these cookies. I plan on trying them sometime. Look quite good. The link below also has some good comments from people who made them.

            http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/c...

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            1. re: TrishUntrapped

              I actually bookmarked that recipe. Two positive, one very negative had me leary. Maybe . . . .

            2. Lately I've been adding extracts - almond, maple, vanilla and/or mint to things I like to eat. Had some good results. How about adding 1/8 -1/4 tsp of mint extract to a plain old toll house cookie recipe, or a chocolate-chocolate chip recipe, and substitute mint chips for regular if you can find them.

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              1. re: amymsmom

                i recently made toll house recipe with mini chips but think i like regular size for a better chocolate "hit."

              2. I've made sugar cookies with mint in them and mint fudge. One time we made chocolate cake in (new,clean) terra cotta plant pots with fresh mint as if it were planted in them. Kids tend to get a kick out of "mud cake" (often made mixed with pudding) if it has some gummy worms in it...