Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling my name....inside it's the perfect time for a little Ultimate Grasshopper Cookie! This is the cookie-version of our family-favorite Mint Brownies (often fondly referred to as "Starbucks Brownies"), a very special treat usually made only for Christmas and St. Patrick's Day!
A soft and chewy brownie cookie base, topped with Mint Buttercream Frosting, drizzled with Chocolate Ganache and topped with chunks of Andes Mints? SO MINTY GOOD!
This is the "brownie cookie" that I use as a base for many of our chocolate cookie favorites. It always turns out so good, and it is fabulous all by itself. But take the time (seriously!) and add the minty buttercream frosting? Perfect! But topped with just a drizzle of chocolate ganache too, you say? And tuck a little Andes Mint on top? Now we're talking serious minty-brownie-cookie-heaven!
These cookies take a little bit of time, but they are so worth it for a special occasion! They get some serious attention whenever I put them out!
If you want to shake things up, you can also spread the brownie cookie base with the Chocolate Ganache, and then drizzle the Mint Chocolate Buttercream on top of that, but it's all good! And if you have a taste for a red, white & pink candy cane looking cookie, you can leave the Mint Buttercream a snowy white (or tint it pink) and top with Andes' Peppermint Crunch Thins or sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Isn't it nice to have so many choices?
Hope that you get a chance to taste these soon - always a crowd and family favorite!