Chocolate Mint Cut-Out Cookies
60 min
02 hrs 20 min



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

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

1 to 2 tablespoons milk

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

  5. STEP 5

    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.

  6. STEP 6

    Frost and decorate cooled cookies as desired..


10Fat (mg)
35Cholesterol (mg)
135Sodium (mg)
27Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)


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  December 20, 2014

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.

— says Pat
  October 17, 2010

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

— says Kathy
  February 10, 2010

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...

— says nina
  December 12, 2009

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.

— says Deborah
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