Chocolate cookies that are puffy and topped with a refreshing buttermint frosting.
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1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup water
2 cups powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
1/4 cup finely crushed starlight peppermint candies
*Substitute 2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to equal 1/2 cup. Let stand 10 minutes.
Heat oven to 400°F.
Combine sugar, 1/2 cup butter, cocoa, egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt alternately with buttermilk and water. Beat at low speed until well mixed.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until top of cookie springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely.
Combine all frosting ingredients except peppermint candy in small bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Spread about 1/2 tablespoon frosting on top of each cookie; sprinkle with crushed candies.
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Wow, these cookies tasted great! The mint and chocolate balence perfectly, and I can't wait to see how the kids at camp like them! The frosting is divine, and you don't even need the candies! Unfortunatly, they made 100 cookies that were quite flat, and through the frosting process we ended up with about 61 complete cookies and a lot of broken cookies we fashioned into cakes. Plenty of family fun though, LOL
i try to make this recipe every holiday becouse all my coworkers love them
Truely, outstanding tasting cookie. Quite simple to make, though the directions imply a power mixer is necessary - I made a batch of these using a good wisk and a wooden spoon. The family loved it and I brought a dozen in to work to share. I was a bit lazy though I did not use the crushed peppermint candy sprinkes (I had the candy, I just did not crush it) the icing was good enough by itseff, I did use peppermint extract for the icing this might have been the balance needed.
An office co-worker made these with her children for Christmas season. She brought a plate of cookies in to the office after the holiday, only 1 of this receipe was present. I tried it and it was absolutely wonderful!!!
My kids made these cookies for Christmas and they were a big hit! Everyone loved them.