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With the holidays in full swing, many of us are in the kitchen cooking and baking up a storm, have a to-do list a mile long, and add to that the stress of holiday gatherings and Christmas parties.  Is it any wonder most of us feel stressed during the holidays? 

I try to reduce some of my holiday stress by taking short cuts when I can.  I’m going to let my little secret out of the bag …….. I’m a big fan of the bagged cookie mixes,  and I don’t hesitate to use them in some of my holiday baking! 

What if I told you that you could make a cool chocolate mint cookie in no time with just a few simple ingredients?

Of course you could make these using a basic sugar or butter cookie recipe from scratch, but if you’re pressed for time (and less mess) this is great alternative!  Leaving you with more time for shopping, wrapping or dancing to your favorite holiday tunes!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies & P&G Beauty Giftset

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 24

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies & P&G Beauty Giftset


  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1 egg
  • green food color
  • 1 cup creme de menthe baking chips
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 350°. In large bowl, stir in cookie mix, butter, extract, food color and egg until soft dough forms.
  2. Stir in creme de menthe baking chips and chocolate chips.
  3. Using a small cookie scoop, drop dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Coll 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  5. Cool completely before storing tightly covered at room temperature.
  6. Enjoy!


from Betty Crocker Recipes

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The green food color is just to give the cookies a “mint” look, but you can certainly eliminate it if you wish.

I used CK leaf green gel food color and just a bit of  Americolor bright white gel food color.

Doughmaker Aluminum cookie sheet is a great pan for cookie baking.

That’s my secret to stress free holiday baking!

 These cookies would also be perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day treat!


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P&G Beauty is here to help reduce some of your stress by taking the guesswork out of gifting this holiday season, with an array of P&G Beauty Holiday Gift Sets from Olay, Crest, CoverGirl and more.   The indulgent products in each gift set are hand-selected favorites that provide head-to-toe pampering and will surely delight everyone on your gift list!  They are in stores now, and with a suggested retail price of only $9.99, they are budget friendly too!   Great for yourself or to give as a gift!  I plan on personalizing a few for teachers and neighbors (also great for bus drivers and office exchange) by taking off the plastic, replacing it with Christmas cellophane, tied up with pretty ribbon, an ornament tied into the bow and a nice handwritten note!

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    I have tried since I was a “grown woman” to make yummy treats and give them to family and friends. The Boss and I also have a tradition of listening to all the Christmas CDs and tapes (yes, we still have some tapes!) from Thanksgiving until Christmas. We have so many that it usually takes that long to listen to them all.

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