12/03/2008

Cookie Swap: Peppermint Frosted Chocolate Cookies

I found this recipe on Country Home. Mint and chocolate is about my favorite combination in all the land. I am going to have to try this one!


What you need:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
2 1-oz. squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 cup all-purpose flour
Granulated sugar

What you do:

In a large mixing bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter for 30 seconds (on high). Add 1 cup granulated sugar, vanilla, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl. Beat in egg and melted unsweetened chocolate. Beat in flour until combined.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Grease the bottom of a glass and coat with granulated sugar; flatten cookies with sugar-coated glass.

Bake in a 375° oven for 8 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute; transfer to wire racks. Cool completely.

For the frosting:

1/4 cup butter, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
2–3 Tbsp. milk
Red food coloring (optional)
Crushed peppermint candies (optional)
1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
2 tsp. shortening

In a medium mixing bowl, with an electric mixer on high, beat 1/4 cup butter for 30 seconds. Beat in powdered sugar, peppermint extract, and enough milk to make a spreading consistency. If desired, tint pink with food coloring. Spread frosting over each cookie leaving a 1/4-inch border around the edge. Sprinkle with candies, if desired.

In a small saucepan heat and stir semisweet pieces and shortening over low heat until melted and smooth. Let cool slightly. Drizzle chocolate over tops of cookies.

13 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH!! I LOVE mint and chocolate together!! I will be trying this recipe FOR SURE!!

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  2. YUMMY!! They look like they taste incredible!

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  3. This is a cookie my husband might actually try!!!

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  4. Oooh. This might be a great cookie to make for a baby shower that I'm helping with next week. Last year our favorite cookies had Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips in them. I wonder if those would be a good addition to the recipe???

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  5. How yummy! I make oreo cookies kind of like this, but I love the idea of the mint with the chocolate!

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  6. YUMMY! Thanks for the recipe, I want to make these!

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  7. Oh, this looks fabulous!! I'm trying them!

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  8. These look super good!!!! I just made some last night that have Rolo's in the middle...to die for!

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  9. OMG these sound WONDERFUL!!! I'm going to clip this recipe for my cookie list this year!! Thanks!!

    ~Tidymom

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  10. I tried these today and they turned out really flat! Disappointing. After they turned out bad I looked at the recipe and realized there wasn't baking soda/powder. Did you forget to put that in the recipe? The frosting is fabulous though :)

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  11. The recipe appears here the same way that it appears on the Country Home site. No leavening. That does seem odd, but I suppose they are intended to be a flatter cookie. Sort of like a GS Thin Mint maybe?

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