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Chocolate Mint Dreams Recipe

Chocolate Mint Dreams Recipe

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 YIELD:36 servings


  • 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
  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Chocolate Mint Dreams

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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."

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

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

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

"a waste of precious peppermint extract"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

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

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"Pretty and festive-looking, but...4 dozen? Not following this recipe and dropping by tablespoons. And mine didn't turn out flat like in the picture....maybe one of the steps should be to flatten slightly before baking. However, if a cookie is really good I can just double the batch, or tweak the directions. This was just average. If it were on a buffet I would try one but wouldn't ask for the recipe. I realize shortbreads are supposed to be a more "floury" toned cookie but I already have a good chocolate shortbread that is more buttery, less floury, and could easily be laced with mint, green frosting and a chocolate drizzle."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2009

"I have made these year after year with excellent results. HOWEVER, this was the first year I used the online recipe, and I noticed an error: The recipe in the magazine calls for 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar in the batter while the Web recipe calls for 1 cup! I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong! And of course I made a double batch. Grr."

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2008

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


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."

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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