Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mint Cookie Cupcakes


I experimented last year and totally forgot to share my fantabulous success! So I figured with St. Pat's Day coming in a few weeks, it would be the perfect time to share my Mint Cookie Cupcake recipe!

You will need a Betty Crocker Super Moist Chocolate Fudge cake mix. A package of Wilton green Candy Melts. A package of Keebler Grasshopper Cookies, and some Chocolate Frosting with a bit of mint flavoring thrown in.
{oh and some cute plaid cupcake liners found at your local grocery store in the baking isle.}

Make the Cake Mix as directed & set aside. Fill Muffin pans with cupcake liners. Drop 1 Grasshopper Cookie in the bottom of each cupcake liner. Add about 1/4 cup of Cake Mix batter. Bake as directed.

While the cupcakes are baking, make the shamrocks and frosting.

For the Shamrocks: Melt some Candy Melts in a Ziplock baggie in the microwave. Cut a small tip in the corner of the bag. Pipe some shamrocks onto Wax Paper. Let air dry and harden.
For the Frosting: Chocolate Buttercream Frosting with a bit of Mint Flavoring thrown in.

Frost the cooled cupcakes and add one of the Shamrocks to the top as a fun "garnish". You can faintly see the cookie at the bottom of the cupcake in the picture below. They are SO good!

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P.S.
A reader made these but substituted Girl Scout Thin Mints for the Grasshopper cookies. She didn't like the way the turned out. So I bought a box of Thin Mints the other day. There is definitely a difference in the cookies. So I wouldn't recommend using Thin Mints for these cupcakes.
Here's another great recipe - this time for Turtle Cupcakes!
A Pretzel Crust with a Caramel Filling and topped with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting!

Click HERE for the Recipe

37 comments:

Michelle said...

Yummmmm! Pass about 10 of those over here, would you?
be blessed,
Michelle

Vickie E said...

unreal! you never cease to amaze me

Jackie said...

mmmm.... chocolatey minty goodness! Yum!!

greetingarts said...

Hope tomorrow is another nice day, and the day after that and the day after that and the day after that...

Linda said...

Sounds yummy. I wish we had those cookies here in Ontario.

jlk said...

That just looks delicious. I will definitely try those this year!

Miriam said...

Ohhhh they look sooo yummy! Mint and chocolate is my favourite combination!!!


I hope you have lots more good days!

Rachel said...

Oh dear... these look just TOO good!

Stephanie said...

These look yummy!

Allie said...

Oh my...these look so good!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh. My. Goodness! Must try these...and I know someone else who will like them too! Thanks a bunch...glad you are feeling some better!
XOXO
Joni

brigette said...

hey, i'm impressed with the ziploc-piped shamrocks! glad to hear you're feeling a bit better.
your cupcakes look wonderful!!!

Kim G. said...

These are just perfect for St. Patty's day!

Julie Harward said...

Those look so good! I'm not sure I could make such cute shamrocks..I might try though! They are perfect for Shamie Day! :D

amylouwho said...

first snickerdoodle cupcakes and now these? It's a good think I'm pregnant! Can't wait to try them.

Jilly's Space said...

oh,those look sooooo good! Thanks for sharing :-)

rachel griffith said...

and you are officially my hero now.
:)

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Thanks so much for these! The look wonderful. Can't get enough chocolate and mint at our house. And the shamrocks are a great touch. Can't wait to give these a go! Hope today is also a good day!!

Deb said...

Thanks for this nifty idea! We have a cookie monster who lives in our house, plus he loves mint! How perfect. Glad you are feeling better.

Thimbleanna said...

Yum! Those look amazing Jodi!!! And I'm SOOO happy that you're feeling better -- we need to get back on track for March!

TracyJ said...

I am dieting and those pictures just about killed me. If I make them for my family, just ONE wouldn't hurt, would it??? Hope you are feeling MUCH better real soon!

Patti said...

Did you want to share with us your frosting recipe? I love how the frosting "sits-up" on the cupcake. I recently bought a frosting tip that will pipe the frosting nicely, but unless you start with a good recipe, it's wasted!

Des said...

grasshopper cookies......totally my favorite!! need to go shopping!

quiltmamajb said...

Thanks so much for these yummy cupcakes! And so glad you hear you're feeling better!!! Take care....piece...

eamylove said...

I must get the stuff to try these! You made me giggle when you just said to "make" the shamrocks --- yours are sooooo cute. Do you really think I could make those??? I'll TRY...

Michelle said...

I'm definitely gonna be trying those!!! Mmmmmm!!!

MJ said...

YUM! :) Do you have a good chocolate buttercream recipe? I've never made it from scratch, but I'd love to!

Amber said...

Mmmm, these sound delicious! Bookmarking this recipe!

Pamela said...

Oh, Divine!!!

Pokey said...

So glad to hear you had a better day, Jodi! Your cookie cupcacakes sound yummy.

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

They look delicious! If you get a chance stop by my blog and see what I made into shamrocks.

Dawn said...

Wow, I'm really impressed with your shamrocks - I can see myself garnishing with strange green blobs!! :) Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

Sherry said...

Yum! My kids would love them. Great idea!!

LivingInspired said...

Yea, I totally made these, with a few twists (thin mints, chocolate cake recipe) and they came out gnarly! I'm so glad yours came out so delicious.

http://laurenspired.blogspot.com/2010/03/cupcake-monday.html

MeckMom said...

Can't wait to share these with my readers. They look fabulous. Thanks for posting!

Stephanie said...

I made these are they were super cute! Thanks!

http://www.eyeballgirl.com/2010/03/i_really_need_to_catch.html

Pashay said...

I made these for my co-workers, and they were a hit! I absolutely love this recipe!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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