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Chocolate-Mint Creme Cookies

A minty filling sandwiched between rich chocolate cookies—what’s not to love? —Gaylene Anderson, Sandy, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Dash salt

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in the chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Transfer to a large bowl; cool slightly.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture and mix well.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks; flatten slightly. Cool completely.
  • Combine filling ingredients; spread on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 157 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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