Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies (Day Seven)

Chocolate Mint Cookies

These cookies were yummy!  They were given the thumbs up by everyone in my family, so I would definitely make them again.  They recipe called for decorating them with the chocolate drizzle, but I happened to have crushed candy canes on hand so I thought I'd try that as well.  I like how they both turned out equally well. 

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 squares (one ounce each) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Peppermint Frosting

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Chocolate Glaze

1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons corn syrup
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375.  Mix sugar, butter, vanilla, egg and unsweetened chocolate.  Stir in flour and salt.    The dough is extremely soft, so I rolled them in sugar before I dropped the dough by rounded teaspoonsfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten each cookie with greased bottom of glass dipped in sugar.  Bake until set, about 8 minutes.  Cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.  Once cool, frost with Peppermint Frosting and then drizzle with chocolate glaze.


Hayley said...

these are so great. <3

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