Chocolate Mint Surprises Recipe
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Chocolate Mint Surprises Recipe

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I came up with this recipe a few years ago and have shared it with many people. I would often snack on these treats after my baby's middle-of-the-night feeding. —Sheila Kerr, Revelstoke, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min./batch + freezing
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min./batch + freezing
MAKES: 72 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • MINT FILLING:
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 pounds dark chocolate candy coating, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 148 calories, 7 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 51 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add melted chocolate. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture and mix well. Shape into two 10-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.
  2. Unwrap dough and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 5-7 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For filling, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, milk and extracts until smooth. Shape into 1/2-in. balls. Place a ball in the center of each cookie; flatten. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  4. Dip cookies in melted candy coating to completely cover; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Mint Surprises in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p90

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 148 calories, 7 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 51 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"Easy but time consuming. Still a favourite from the first taste and a cookie I now make every year. Irresistible."

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"absolutely delicious and easy"

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"Absolutely love them. Taste just like YORK peppermint candy which is one of my favorites. Easy to make."

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