Mint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies Recipe

mmm…St Patricks Day yumminess.

Or any day yumminess, I show no favoritism to chocolate.

There are 3  good things about this cookie.

1. It’s loaded with icing.

2. It’s chocolate.

3. It travels well.

Here’s what you need..

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FOR COOKIES:

6 Tablespoons butter

1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar

2 Tablespoons water (but I would recommend a bit more)

12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

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FOR ICING:

2-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/4 cup butter-softened

3 tablespoons milk (I used a little more)

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (you could add more if you LOVE peppermint)

3 drops green food coloring

dash of salt

1.  Combine butter, brown sugar, water and chips over low heat until melted. Stir often. I burn chocolate nearly every time I make it. Literally. Ask my husband.  So don’t be like me and walk away to do 6 other things while the chocolate is melting.

2. Let it cool for a bit.

3. Beat in egg and vanilla.

4. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to chocolate mixture.

5. Drop by spoonful onto cookie sheet.  I got a little carried away (ie-completely over this project) and made my last batch GIGANTIC. Like sugar-comma size. It’s not pretty, don’t do it. Make them small and flatten them out a little, which I also didn’t do.

6. Make at 350 about 11-12 minutes.

7. Remove to rack to cool.  This cookie looks like a desert doesn’t it? All cracked up, but that’s right, and the inside is still nice and soft. :)

Now make the icing. yum.

8. Combine all ingredients for icing and blend well.

8. Pipe or spread on cookies.

9. EAT.

See more St. Patrick’s Day ideas.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

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I am linking to:

At the Picket Fence

Whipperberry

Funky Junk

Be Different Act Normal

Sweet as sugar cookies

Recipe Excahange at While He Was Napping

The DIY showoff

Comments

  1. Akkkkk!! Mercy!! You are killing me with these treats! How beautiful and how yummy they look. Honestly, Christine, how do you do it? Even your icing piping looks magazine-quality. Mine would look like a kindergartner. :)

  2. oh my…these look mouth watering…would love for you to share them @ http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/03/fridays-unfolded-9.html

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

  3. To. Die. For. !!! Thanks for linking up!!

  4. oh, wow!….
    need some now…

  5. This looks delicious! I’d like to invite you to link it up to my Recipe Exchange! It would be a wonderful addition. Hope to see you there!

    Krista

  6. I bet there’s one more good thing about these cookies, they’re knock-your-socks-off delicious. Great idea. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-8.html

  7. I KNEW I should have bought semi-sweet chocolate chips today. Dangit…
    They look lovely!

  8. I’m going to make these for St. Patrick’s Day! They look wonderful and completely addicting. I can’t wait to add the ingrediants to today’s shopping list.

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