Derby Day Chocolate Mint Thins
Derby Day Chocolate Mint Thins Image

Derby Day Chocolate Mint Thins

Mint and chocolate flavor these chewy cookies.

3
1/2
30 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 30 min
TOTAL TIME

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 4

    Immediately press mint half into center of each cookie. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Tip #1

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

Nutrition

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

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  July 25, 2009

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

— says Leslie
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  April 26, 2009

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.

— says Susan
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