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Chocolate Mint Wafers

These festive cookies remind my family of after dinner mints. With my husband and our two children munching on these chocolaty treats with cool mint filling, a batch never stays around long. —Annette Esau, Durham, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 7-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 2-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Green food coloring

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and egg. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 1-1/2-in. cookie cutter and place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 5-6 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Combine filling ingredients; spread on bottoms of half of the cookies and top with remaining cookies.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 99 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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