- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 to 2 tablespoons 2% milk
- 1 to 2 drops green food coloring, optional
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon shortening
- Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in cooled chocolate and extract. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in chocolate chips. (Dough will be soft.)
- Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake until firm, 5-7 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- For icing, mix butter, confectioners' sugar, extract and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. If desired, tint green with food coloring. Spoon over cookies.
- In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over tops. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Reviews forChocolate Mint Dreams
"Even though I did win 2nd place in a cookie contest with these, I do agree that you have to flatten before baking. Found that out with the first batch. They pretty much stay in the same ball shape if you don't. Recipe also does not make as much as it said so I doubled the batch of batter and got about 40 cookies out of it. They were a pretty cookie in the end after the chocolate drizzles was added. I added the green food coloring to the frosting to make it look more minty. Somebody commented that the cookie itself was more like a shortbread as well in my office. I would make again after learning the little tricks to perfect them."
"these were the worst cookies i have ever made..... the dough was dry and would not come together.. they did not cook they stayed the exact shape i put them in the oven. I would NEVER let anyone eat these cookies.. Unless that person was my enemy... i am sorry i even gave it a star.."
"This recipe is horrible"
"These small dainties are loaded with chocolate mint flavor. Yum!!"
"I didn't enjoy these cookies. The texture of the cookie was dry and odd. I think because the cookie lacked any eggs or leavener. The dough was very dry as I was adding the last part of the flour to the mix, so I needed about 2 tsp of milk in order to be able to mix it. There was so little dough that I couldn't add 1 cup of chocolate chips; I was only able to add a half cup. I agree with another reviewer when she said that the cookies need to be flattened before baking. I used a cookie scoop and the cookies came out of the oven in the same ball shape that they were put in. Using a tablespoon cookie scoop, I only was able to make 26.5 cookies from the single recipe. It was far from the 3 dozen that was reported. I won't be making these again; I have had better."
"I really liked these minty cookies. Everyone that tried them loved them. They do need to be flatted a bit before baking though if you want a smooth top to frost. I had to make a double batch of icing to make it look like the picture. Don't use too much milk in the icing or it gets too thin and won't set well."
"more like 3 doz. these were awful. too sweet. won't be making again"
"Best new recipe I've tried. Tastes good even after a few days and pretty to look at."
"I have made these year after year with excellent results."
"Theses cookies are really good! They're on of my favorites!:)Anna"