- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup 2% milk
- 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup baking cocoa
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound dark chocolate or white candy coating, melted
- Assorted sprinkles
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and extracts. Combine flour, cocoa, cornstarch and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
- Shape into two 1-1/2-in. diameter rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Freeze 2 hours or until firm.
- Preheat oven to 375°. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- Dip cookies in candy coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper. Decorate as desired with sprinkles to resemble wreaths; let stand until set. Yield: 5 dozen.
Reviews for Minty Wreaths
"These were good but I'm just not excited enough about them to make them again. BTW, instead of using candy coating, I used chocolate chips melted with a little shortening. And at room temperature the chocolate gets soft, so they need to be kept refrigerated."
"These cookies are really good....after you dip them. Delicious!"
"The cookies are very good, but I didn't have the time to dip them. I melted Andes mints & spooned the chocolate for the topping. Was alot faster & still had the mint flavor."
"I made a batch of these cookies for a Christmas cookie exchange. As the other poster noted, they are a little labor intensive (by the time you dip them in chocolate and decorate them), so I probably wouldn't make them all the time. If you cut them thin enough, once they're covered in dark chocolate, they really do taste like Girl Scout "thin mint" cookies. Also, as the other person mentioned, mine (once decorated) didn't look nearly as cute as the picture. I couldn't find dipping chocolate, so I made 2 batches of my own dipping chocolate using 1/2 bag of Ghiradelli chocolate chips each time, along with 1 T. of shortening. I first tried dipping the cookies in just the chocolate (without the shortening), and it was way too think and hardened too quickly to decorate. All in all, cute cookies, and I think people will like them at the exchange."
"Our cookies didn't come out looking exactly like wreaths, but they sure tasted good. My daughters had a great time decorating them"