Hi there ATPF friends! It’s me, Claire from A Little CLAIREification, and I am thrilled to be back sharing these easy and fun Minty St. Patrick’s Day Cake Mix Cookies with you today.
They taste just like Andes mints in a cookie. Sooo good.
Even though I am mostly Irish, thanks to my sweet Grandaddy, I have to admit that we don’t do too much as far as decorating or celebrating for St. Patrick’s Day around here.
While I certainly feel lucky – and definitely blessed – with my family and our three boys, it’s just one of those holidays that slips right through the cracks for the most part.
My Mom was an elementary school teacher – she retired about four years ago – and she would always have her fun holiday themed “teacher outfits” or holiday pins she would wear.
One simply cannot teach elementary school and not wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. That would never do.
Sometimes, for certain holidays that I wouldn’t bother too much about, I think about my Mom and how she always would do just a little something extra to make them fun for me and my brothers when we were younger.
This encourages me to try and make those holidays special for my own boys as well.
I thought it would be fun to surprise them with these minty green cookies in their school lunches this year on St. Patrick’s Day and, since this recipe uses a cake mix, they are so easy to make too.
Rolling the cookie balls in granulated sugar followed by a little confectioner’s sugar helps to give them that slightly powdery “crinkled” look.
I have a batch of these cookies frozen and ready to go and I’m also going to send a little treat bag in to each of their teachers on St. Patrick’s Day, too.
Since I probably won’t remember to wear green, maybe it will help me avoid a few pinches! 😉
I’ve included a free St. Patrick’s Day gift tag printable below so you can print them for teachers and/or friends if you’d like.
Here’s the easy recipe:
And here’s the free treat bag gift tag printable – just click to download and print. I usually just send the file off to my local copy center and have them print on card stock for me.
I hope you enjoy these and wishing you all the “Luck O’ the Irish” until we meet back here again!
Claire is a wife and busy working Mom to three boys and A Little CLAIREification is a lifestyle blog committed to bringing readers “Bright Ideas On A Budget” – from recipes, crafts and DIY projects to time management tips, meal planning and inspiration.
A self proclaimed CHEESE addict and lover of Sharpie markers in every color known to man, Claire also likes to throw a little fun and laughter in the mix as well.