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Chocolate-Mint Creme Cookies Recipe

Chocolate-Mint Creme Cookies Recipe

Field editor Gaylene Anderson from Sandy, Utah recommends this recipe with an enthusiastic "Delicious!" Your cookie munchers are sure to agree!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Dash salt

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in the chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Transfer to a large bowl; cool slightly.
  • 2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture and mix well.
  • 3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks; flatten slightly. Cool completely.
  • 4. Combine filling ingredients; spread on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 157 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.