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Green Mint Crinkles from Honest Pretzels

Green Mint Crinkles

Green Mint Crinkles
Green Mint Crinkles

Green Mint Crinkles

As soon as we got back from Thanksgiving in Seattle, I was ready to make Christmas cookies. It was all I could think about. I knew the family upstairs had a cookbook that I loved as a kid, and that there was a recipe in that cookbook that I couldn’t wait to make for Jonah.

This is a children’s cookbook, so the greatest thing about it is that after the lists of ingredients and equipment you’ll need, there’s also a list called “Ask an adult for help with” and then the next page shows you, in illustrations, how to make the recipe. I turned right to the Green Mint Crinkles (page 126) and got started.

Green Mint Crinkles


1 stick of butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 (2.25 oz.) jar of green cake decoration crystals


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking sheet with butter or oil. In a large mixing bowl, mix together melted butter, sugar, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract. In a small separate bowl, beat the egg, then add to the sugar mixture along with the milk.

Then add the flour, baking powder, salt, and green crystals. You’ll want to mix this by hand if you’re using a mixer, being sure to mix the green crystals in well. It’s always awkward when there’s a little patch of green at the bottom of the bowl, am I right?

Now make balls of dough roughly the size of a ping pong ball (I did mine a little smaller just so I could have more cookies) and place the balls on the prepared baking sheet. They can be close together because they barely spread, but they shouldn’t touch. Put them in the oven and bake for 12 minutes.

Let them cool a bit before removing them from the tray as they can be pretty fragile when you remove them. My favorite part of eating these cookies is to eat them when they’re still pretty warm and, when your mouth is full of cookie, to inhale. You get this minty steam and it tastes so good and feels like mint oil but in your MOUTH. Ok, I’ll stop. Enjoy with a glass of milk!