The cookies yielded from this recipe, originally from the SBH Insurance blog (random?) are SO good. They are the perfect blend of mint and chocolate. When I completed this recipe successfully (it is easy, I got it right on my first try), I felt like a gourmet baker. Enjoy!
Chocolate Mint Delights
Yield: 2 dozen
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 ¾ cups flour
½ cup cocoa
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
24 bite size chocolate peppermint patties.
In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Shape dough into two 6” rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
Unwrap and cut into 1/4” slices. Place one slice on waxed paper; top with a peppermint patty and a second dough slice. Press edges of dough together to completely cover the peppermint patty. Repeat.
Place 2” apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325 for 11-13 minutes or until set, watching carefully. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely. When cool drizzle icing over cookies.
Top it with this Icing:
18 bite size peppermint patties, 4 ½ tsp butter.
In microwave melt peppermint patties and butter; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.