Grasshopper Cookies

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Grasshopper recipe; These mint oreo cookies are soft and easy to make, made with Oreo pudding mix.  Grasshopper Cookie Recipe.

Grasshopper recipeSometimes I wonder if my children are learning anything at school.

Take this recent example.  The Hippie Chick was struggling through her math, the same concept she has been taught over and over and over, and her brothers were trying to help her.  It wasn’t going too well, so Robb chimed in with some questions to get them thinking in the right direction.

“How many feet are in a yard?”
Silence.  “Thirteen?”
“Are you serious?”

Let’s move on.  “How much is in a gross?”
“Eight.”
“What?  You’ve obviously never bought fireworks.”  (Robb is from Wyoming.  Does it show?)

At this point it was becoming a game.  “How long is a fortnight?”
“Six.”
“Six what?”
“24 hours.”
“Not even close.”

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“How much is two bits?”
“A dollar.”
*sigh* (followed by long conversation about the answers to all these questions.)

Later on, Robb looked up the history of “two bits,” which was actually pretty interesting, and which I’m sure the Fruitarian would have loved, had he not tired of the conversation long before.  It’s all about pieces of eight, which you’ll know all about it you’ve ever watched the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.  A piece of eight was like a silver dollar, and people frequently chopped them into eight pie-slice pieces, called bits, to have small change.  So two bits was basically a quarter dollar.

Learn something new every day.

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Not that pirate coins or fortnights or even learning something new has anything to do with Grasshopper Cookies.  The Lizard is reading this over my shoulder as I write, and telling me so.

Umm, thanks dude.  I know.

There’s just only so much you can say about cookies, isn’t there?  I mean, it’s soft, it’s minty, it’s got chopped chocolate mint cookies in it, the entire batch disappeared in less than 24 hours… it’s basically the same old story.  The same old wonderful, delicious story.

With mint.

But I’m thrilled to see that he is picking up on some basic writing elements.  Perhaps there is hope for the future after all.

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A soft mint cookie with Oreo pudding mix.
Category: cookies
Serves: 3 dozen
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 4-oz. pkg. Oreo cookies & cream pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ⅛ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 2-3 drops green food coloring (optional)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • ½ cup chopped fudge mint cookies
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla, mint extract, and food coloring and mix well.
  2. Add pudding mix and baking soda and mix well.
  3. Add flour, and mix until incorporated.
  4. Fold in chopped cookie pieces.
  5. Place spoonfuls on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 min.

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Comments

  1. Jen, these are amazing! They look so chewy, soft and minty (yes, I can tell even from the photos that they’re minty ;). Love your photos too btw and your fantastic styling. I’m coveting that beautiful blue leaf shaped dish. Gah, I want to bake cookies so badly now!

  2. So…not only do I get cookies, I’m educated on your blog! I feel smarter. And more hungry.

  3. These look wonderful! No wonder they disappeared in less than 24 hours! I haven’t seen Oreo cookies and cream pudding mix before but now I have a reason to search. :) Pudding cookies are always soft and delicious.

  4. I’m old so I knew how much two bits was but I have never eaten a grasshopper cookie! Can’t wait.l

  5. Amy Douglas says:

    Im new to your site and LOVE it already!!! Found it off of cookie hound. You are too funny ;) I look forward to many more of your ideas as I bake cookies for my husbands work crew at my local Sheriffs department!! Im making the grasshoppers right now!!!

  6. Catherine Farley says:

    Did you use food coloring for this batch? I’m thinking no, but just want to be sure. I like the way yours look and am not sure I want to take a chance trying to get the perfect mint green color.

    • You’re right, I did not use food coloring. I put it in the recipe, because I thought it would make more sense to people if the cookies were green, put it is certainly not necessary. Good luck, Catherine!

    • You’re right, Catherine, I did not use food coloring. I put it in the recipe, because I thought having the cookies be green might make more sense to people, but it is certainly not necessary.

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