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Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

Around St. Patrick's Day we always hear about wearing of the green! How about making a cookie that is wearing a bit of the green! Double Chocolate Mint Cookies are simply delicious with chocolate as part of the cookie and topping. The Chocolate Cookie can be made ahead of time to freeze and then finish when ready to enjoy them!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Cookies, Dessert, St. Patrick's Day
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 Cookies
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Bernice

Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Kerrygold Butter softened
  • ½ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Egg large
  • 1 ½ cups Flour
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda

Mint Filling Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Kerrygold Butter softened
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • ½ tsp Peppermint Extract
  • Several drops of Green Food Color

Topping

  • ¼ cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips or any melting chocolate

Instructions

Cookie Preparation

  • Cream the butter until smooth and then add the sugar. 
  • Mix in the vanilla and egg yolk until blended. 
  • Beat in flour, cocoa, and baking soda. 
  • Place in refrigerator to chill for an hour or overnight until you can work with the dough. 
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Shape dough by rounded teaspoonful into 1-inch balls. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or using an ungreased cookie sheet, place balls 1 inch apart. With index finger or thumb, make a deep indentation in the center of each ball. If during baking the indentation flattens out, then using the back of a spoon gently makes the indentions.
  • Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until set. Let cool for a few minutes then remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. 

Mint Filling Preparation

  • In small bowl, cream the butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar on low speed until smooth. Beat in milk, Peppermint Extract and enough food color for desired color.
    Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon filling into each cookie.

Topping Preparation

  • Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave about 1 minute or until softened. Drizzle chocolate over cookies. Let stand about an hour or until chocolate is set. If needed sooner, place in refrigerator until set. 

Notes

Makes approximately 3 dozen depending upon the size of the cookie. Nutritional facts are an estimate. The amount of peppermint to add to the filling depends upon how strong you prefer the flavor of mint. Start with a conservative amount, taste testing the filling until you obtain the desired flavor.