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Chocolate Mint Dreams Recipe
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Chocolate Mint Dreams Recipe

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Since chocolate-mint is my favorite flavor combination, I sometimes eat these dainty shortbread-like treats by the dozen. But I manage to save some for guests because they make my cookie trays look so elegant. -Anne Revers Omaha, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 5 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 5 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • ICING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 to 2 drops green food coloring, optional
  • DRIZZLE:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 123 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in cooled chocolate and extract. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in chocolate chips. (Dough will be soft.)
  2. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake until firm, 5-7 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For icing, mix butter, confectioners' sugar, extract and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. If desired, tint green with food coloring. Spoon over cookies.
  4. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over tops. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Mint Dreams in Taste of Home December/January 2004, p27


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RhondaRisinger
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

"I really liked these minty cookies. Everyone that tried them loved them. They do need to be flatted a bit before baking though if you want a smooth top to frost. I had to make a double batch of icing to make it look like the picture. Don't use too much milk in the icing or it gets too thin and won't set well."

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puffybloomers
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"more like 3 doz. these were awful. too sweet. won't be making again"

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noblelynn
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"Best new recipe I've tried. Tastes good even after a few days and pretty to look at."

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amymenge
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2009

"I have made these year after year with excellent results."

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3sistersbaking
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2008

"Theses cookies are really good! They're on of my favorites!:)

Anna"

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tinkaandme
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2007

"A delicious and very pretty cookie! A wonderful blend of chocolate and mint. Definitely the pretties cookie on the tray and one I will make again next year."

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Abutton
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2007

"These are one of my family's favorites! The shortbread-like cookies aren't too sweet and have a hint of mint. The minty frosting compliments them so well, and the chocolate glaze makes them gorgeous! They ship well, too."

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