Derby Day Chocolate Mint Thins

Derby Day Chocolate Mint Thins
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4 Reviews
Mint and chocolate flavor these chewy cookies.
30 min
Prep Time
1:30
Total Time
3 1/2 dozen cookies (42 cookies)

Ingredients

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 1/2 cups
sugar
1/2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 teaspoon
peppermint extract
1 teaspoon
vanilla
2 cups
all-purpose flour
1/3 cup
unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon
baking powder
1/2 teaspoon
salt
21
crème de menthe thin candies , unwrapped, cut in half diagonally

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine butter, 1 cup sugar and brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, peppermint extract and vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in remaining sugar to coat. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-13 minutes or until cookies are set.
  4. Immediately press mint half into center of each cookie. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Recipe Tips

Chocolate mints will melt slightly after being pressed into the warm cookies, but will set upon cooling.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
110
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
16g
Protein
1g
Fat
5g
Sodium
70mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

My 7 year old daughter made these and won Grand Champion at our county fair. They are filled with chocolatey mint flavor.

Rating

The mints totally melted when I put them on immediately. I let them cool a little while before putting them on so they could look like the picture.

Rating

I made these cookies with my 3 year old. We had a great time. So easy to make and very delicious. If making these with a young child, I would suggest the adult do the rolling of the dough while the child unwraps the chocolates.

Rating

I made these as a birthday present for my friend's son and he loved them. They were easy and looked like you spent lots of time and effort making them!

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