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Mint chocolate cookies that you can cut out in fun shapes to decorate creatively.
Combine 1 cup butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract in large 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 small bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Frost and decorate cooled cookies as desired..
Dietary Fiber: 1g
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 http://www.trainparty.com/traincakepans.html 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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