Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies with Ice Cream
- 1 package store bought chocolate chip cookie mix (dry ingredients), available on baking aisle of market (recommended: Duncan Heinz or Betty Crocker)- check label to see what the mix-in ingredients are, i.e. butter and egg
- Green vegetable food coloring
- 1 teaspoon mint extract
- 2 pints peppermint stick flavor or mint chocolate chip ice cream
Preheat oven according to the cookie mix package directions. Prepare the cookie mix according to directions with the addition of a few drops of green food coloring and the mint extract. Adjust deepness of the color to your liking, 3 drops is enough to make it a medium color green. Scoop heaping tablespoons of the cookie batter between 2 cookie sheets, you should get about 2 dozen scoops. Bake cookies until just lightly golden at the edges, remove and cool slightly. Serve with peppermint stick or mint chocolate chip ice cream.
For a fun, tasty and minty ice cream sammy, place small scoops of ice cream between 2 cookies. Push the ice cream to the edge and coat in mini dark chocolate chips or chocolate shavings. Place in freezer individually wrapped.