Double Mint Chocolate Cookies

Double Mint Chocolate Cookies Recipe
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5 Reviews
Chocolate cookies that are puffy and topped with a refreshing buttermint frosting.
30 min
Prep Time
1:15
Total Time
4 dozen (48) cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

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

Frosting

2 cups
powdered sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
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.

Directions

  1. 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. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt alternately with buttermilk and water. Beat until well mixed.
  2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until top of cookie springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely.
  3. Combine all frosting ingredients exceptpeppermint candy in small bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Spread about 1/2 tablespoonfrosting on top of each cookie; sprinkle with crushed candies.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
100
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
14g
Protein
1g
Fat
4g
Sodium
110mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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i try to make this recipe every holiday becouse all my coworkers love them

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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.

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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!!!

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My kids made these cookies for Christmas and they were a big hit! Everyone loved them.

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We've been making these cookies for over 20 years. Mom got booklet at the checkout line with this and another recipe we make every Yule season. Our recipe has you add the crushed candy to the frosting and make sandwich cookies out of them. Yum!

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