Save on Pinterest

Chocolate Mint Creams

This recipe came from an old family friend and is always high on everyone's cookie request list. I make at least six batches for Noel nibbling and give some away as gifts. —Beverly Fehner, Gladstone, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring, optional

Directions

  • Cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add chocolate, egg and vanilla; mix well. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, beating well. Divide dough in half; shape each half into a 2-in.-diameter roll. Wrap in waxed paper; refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400°. Unwrap dough and cut crosswise into 1/8-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until edges are firm, 7-8 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Combine all frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Spread over cookies; let dry completely. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 73 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links.

Recommended Video

Reviews

Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • glenda gramma
    Dec 5, 2019

    Can margarine be subbed for the butter - I have a grandchild that is allergic to dairy products(milk,butter)

  • muffbear74
    Mar 17, 2018

    Good for people who like their cookies crunchy. A nice idea for for St. Patrick’s Day,.

  • shawnba
    Feb 1, 2018

    This is a very tasty and easy cookie. I added a little drizzled chocolate to the top, and it went from good to great!! My family loved these!!