Mint chocolate cookies that you can cut out in fun shapes to decorate creatively.
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1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
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 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..