10 February 2010

Chocolate Mint Delights

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 egg
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.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this idea! And I bet they're amazing warm from the oven.

    A friend of mine has a great recipe for butter cookies filled with Andes mints. Very similar, and delicious!



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