Chocolate Mint Cut-Out Cookies recipe

Chocolate Mint Cut-Out Cookies

Mint chocolate cookies that you can cut out in fun shapes to decorate creatively.

60 min. prep time
24 cookies
444 Ratings



1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt


2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 to 2 tablespoons milk


Combine 1 cup butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Divide dough in half. Shape each half into ball; flatten to 1/2-inch thickness. Wrap each half in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight until firm.

Heat oven to 400°F.

Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 4- to 5-inch cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-8 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, 1/4 cup butter and 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency.

Frost and decorate cooled cookies as desired..

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Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 200

Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 135mg

Carbohydrates: 27g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #13370©2005Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I am usually a successful baker but these were awful! I made them according to the recipe and they turned out dry and tasteless. They made me feel like I wasted my time and money.
Excellent chocolate cookie recipe! I followed the directions as given and got great result. The cookie cutter that too train shaped was very important and I found it at I even got the railroad crossing and train caboose shaped cookie cutter and applied the same recipe. They came out very well. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
Kathy @ Hunny Bunny Mommy
Best ever chocolate cookie ever! Just enough mint flavor
too. I used a heart shaped cookie cutter and wrote "be mine"
. ..I luv u . ..and little valentine day sayings across the heart.
Had to make a double batch! A real keeper...
I LOVE THESE COOKIES! We have found that it actually works well to just cut them into small circles - we don't really do the "cut out" shapes. We actually make them as part of our christmas cookie baking. I don't even bother to put icing on them. Also, use "Special Dark" or dutched cocoa for nice dark cocoa-y cookies.

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