Chocolate Mint Cut-Out Cookies

Chocolate Mint Cut-Out Cookies recipe
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4 Reviews
Mint chocolate cookies that you can cut out in fun shapes to decorate creatively.
60 min
Prep Time
2:20
Total Time
24 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

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

Frosting

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

Directions

  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. 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. Heat oven to 400°F.
  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. 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. Frost and decorate cooled cookies as desired..

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Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
200
Cholesterol
35mg
Carbohydrates
27g
Protein
2g
Fat
10g
Sodium
135mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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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.

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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

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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...

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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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