13
November
2019
|
05:23 PM
America/New_York

Chocolate Mint Cookies

"I like to take cookies to people that need a smile. That's what my mother did with these cookies." - Catherine Montini, Buford

Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 16 drops red food coloring
  • 8 drops green food coloring

Chocolate Coating:

  • ¾ cups dark chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp. whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 30 Crème de mint chocolate candies, cut in half or crumbled

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder, salt in medium bowl; set aside. Using stand mixer, beat 1 cup softened butter and sugar until fluffy. Add peppermint extract and egg yolks. Beat 1 minute. Gradually add flour mixture. Divide dough in half. In one bowl, combine ½ dough and red food coloring; in another bowl, combine ½ dough and green food coloring. Shape dough into quarter-sized balls. Refrigerate 15 minutes. Place balls 2 inches apart onto parchment paper lined or silicone matted baking sheets. Bake 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks for 20 minutes.

Coating: In medium bowl, melt chocolate chips, cream and butter in microwave uncovered on high for 1 minute, stirring every 15 seconds. Remove, stir until smooth. Dip half of cookie in chocolate coating. Top with mint candies. Place on wire racks to cool completely.