Chocolate Mint Dreams Recipe

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Chocolate Mint Dreams Recipe
Chocolate Mint Dreams Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Chocolate Mint Dreams Recipe

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4 9 26
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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
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 5 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 5 min./batch + cooling

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

Directions

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.)
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.
For icing, mix butter, confectioners' sugar, extract and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. If desired, tint green with food coloring. Spoon over cookies.
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

Nutritional Facts

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

  • 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
  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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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268175
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2017

"These small dainties are loaded with chocolate mint flavor. Yum!!"

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dogcat_8 User ID: 6341559 257978
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2016

"I didn't enjoy these cookies. The texture of the cookie was dry and odd. I think because the cookie lacked any eggs or leavener. The dough was very dry as I was adding the last part of the flour to the mix, so I needed about 2 tsp of milk in order to be able to mix it. There was so little dough that I couldn't add 1 cup of chocolate chips; I was only able to add a half cup. I agree with another reviewer when she said that the cookies need to be flattened before baking. I used a cookie scoop and the cookies came out of the oven in the same ball shape that they were put in. Using a tablespoon cookie scoop, I only was able to make 26.5 cookies from the single recipe. It was far from the 3 dozen that was reported. I won't be making these again; I have had better."

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RhondaRisinger User ID: 8154959 214726
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 User ID: 1501090 134298
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

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

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noblelynn User ID: 2180298 134297
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 User ID: 1052779 52987
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2009

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

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3sistersbaking User ID: 1333913 57079
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2008

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

Anna"

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tinkaandme User ID: 1650238 129253
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 User ID: 308329 52986
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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