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Chocolate Mint Delights

I tuck a chocolate-covered peppermint patty into every one of these rich cookies. The drizzle on top adds a nice touch. I revised a brownie recipe to create these take-along treats. —Heather Sandberg, Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 24 bite-size chocolate-covered peppermint patties
  • ICING:
  • 18 bite-size chocolate-covered peppermint patties
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • Shape dough into two 6-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Unwrap dough and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place one slice on waxed paper; top with a peppermint patty and a second dough slice. Press edges of dough together to completely cover the peppermint patty. Repeat.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 11-13 minutes or until set, watching carefully. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks.
  • For icing, in a microwave, melt peppermint patties and butter; stir until smooth. Cut a small hole in the tip of a pastry bag or in a corner of a food-safe plastic bag; fill with icing. Pipe over cookies as desired.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Pearson's Mint Patties.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 261 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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