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Chocolate Mint Dreams

Since chocolate and mint is my favorite flavor combination, these dainty frosted treats are hard to resist. But I manage to save some for guests, because they make my cookie trays look so elegant. —Anne Revers, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 5 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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
  • ICING:
  • 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
  • DRIZZLE:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon shortening

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Cream together butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. 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 icing onto cookies.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over tops.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 123 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Joanofarc314
    Feb 26, 2018

    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.

  • Christine
    Dec 13, 2017

    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..

  • hoge
    Dec 11, 2017

    This recipe is horrible

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 20, 2017

    These small dainties are loaded with chocolate mint flavor. Yum!!

  • dogcat_8
    Dec 11, 2016

    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.

  • RhondaRisinger
    Dec 12, 2014

    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.

  • puffybloomers
    Nov 20, 2013

    more like 3 doz. these were awful. too sweet. won't be making again

  • smithl91
    Dec 15, 2012

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  • dwinokur
    Aug 19, 2012

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  • tptaylor13
    Feb 24, 2011

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