Sunday, March 4, 2012

Chocolate Mint Dreams

One of the best things I opened up when I was unpacking was my cook books! I got my cookie book back! So I think I may make it a Sunday activity to make a new cookie recipe. These are a great St. Patty's day cookie! So bright and rich looking and with a great mint taste! So to start it off, on page 86 of 'Taste of Home: Cookies':

Chocolate Mint Dreams

3/4 cup Butter, softened.
1 cup powder sugar
2 x 1 oz. Unsweetened Chocolate Squares, melted, cooled
1/4 teaspoon Peppermint extract
1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup chocolate chips

2 tablespoons butter, soft
1 cup powder sugar
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
green food coloring
1 -2 tablespoons milk

1 cup chocolate chips
tablespoon butter

Makes 3 - 4 dozen

In large bowl, cream butter and powder sugar, until light and fluffy. Beat in chocolate and mint. Gradually add in flour and mix well. Add chocolate chips. The dough gets to be kind of dry... but that is ok. These are drop cookies, they will be more like a cake than a hard crisp cookie.

Take about a tablespoon of dough in your hands, roll in to tight ball. Place on ungreased cookie sheet with some room for cookies to spread out. Bake for 7-9 minutes at 375 or until firm. Remove from oven. Let sit for 5 minutes, remove to cooling rack.

Once all have cooled off completely. Make the Icing! Combine butter, sugar, peppermint, food coloring and just a little bit of milk. Mix really well. If too thick, add more milk, but only a little bit at a time. The milk and powder sugar do a lot. If your icing gets too runny add more sugar, if it is still too thick, add a little more milk. Just go slow and mix well. Using a spoon, frost cookies. In a ziplock bag, add chocolate chips and butter. Microwave on medium for 1 minute at a time until everything is melted. Kneed by hand. Cut a small slit in the corner and drizzle all over the cookies.

Eat and Enjoy!

I had to make sure they were ok to eat!
And the glamor shot, so my blog can have 'internet cred'.

1 comment:

  1. "Internet Cred"? or is that Internet Crud?