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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.


Jillene said...

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

Valerie said...

YUMMY!! They look like they taste incredible!

Mary said...

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

Candice said...

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???

Unknown said...

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

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious!

Lindsey said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Looks very yummy!

K and/or K said...

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

TidyMom said...

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


Anonymous said...

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 :)

Lorie said...

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?