Chocolate Mint Cookies

These chocolate-dipped peppermint cookies are easy to make and perfect for holiday cookie exchanges. For an extra touch try sprinkling the chocolate-dipped portion of each cookie with crushed peppermint candies. Crush your candies in a plastic bag with a meat tenderizer or heavy plate. My daughter is a fan of chocolate and peppermint so thought these were excellent. I liked them for something a little different for a Holiday cookie. They only make a small amount though so you might consider doubling them.
Chocolate-Mint 
SERVINGS: 24
INGREDIENTS
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
4 ounces semisweet or milk chocolate squares
1 tablespoon shortening
DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with Parchment Paper.
 In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
 In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in milk, vanilla, and peppermint extract until combined. Gradually beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour mixture.
Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, drop batter 2 inches apart on prepared 
cookie sheets. Bake about 15 minutes, or until cookies look dry and edges are set. Transfer cookies on parchment to a wire rack; cool completely.

 In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine semisweet or milk chocolate squares and shortening. Microwave on high for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Dip one end of each cookie into the chocolate mixture. Let cookies stand on a sheet of parchment paper until the chocolate is set.

4 comments:

  1. I love chocolate and mint together.

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  2. Love these. I think I could eat a doz. when they first come out of the oven.
    Only thing I do different is I first dip the cookie in white chocolate first; letting that set and then I dip in the melted chocolate and covering the white chocolate about 1/2 way or just dip in white chocolate and sprinkle on some Christmas colored sprinkles.
    No matter how you do, they taste delicous

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    1. Hi Colleen, good idea. My daughter is a fan of white chocolate so I bet she would really like that.








      I like your take on these, the white chocolate sounds delicious and I bet looks festive. My daughter is a white chocolate fan and also mint so I will have to have her try these. Thanks for the idea. Getting ready to make my list of cookies to bake for Christmas.


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