Chocolat-Mint Cookies

Chocolat-Mint Cookies

Crushed peppermint candies and a chocolate drizzle on the top add the "wow" to delicious frosted chocolate cookies.

Prep Time

1:45

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Total Time

1:45

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Makes

 

About 3 dozen cookies

Cookies
1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
2
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
1
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
Peppermint Frosting
2 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
3
tablespoons milk
1/2
teaspoon peppermint extract
Garnish
1/4
cup butter or margarine
2
tablespoons corn syrup
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
Crushed round hard peppermint candies, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, 1/2 cup butter, the vanilla, egg and unsweetened chocolate with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour and salt.
  2. Onto ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart. Press each with greased bottom of drinking glass dipped into sugar until about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Bake about 8 minutes or until set. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. In medium bowl, mix all frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Spread frosting over each cookie to within 1/4 inch of edge.
  5. In 1-quart saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter, the corn syrup and chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Spoon or drizzle mixture over each cookie; sprinkle with crushed candies.
Makes About 3 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
How-To
Make short work of crushing hard peppermint candies by placing them in a large food-storage plastic bag, chilling in the freezer, then lightly pounding candies inside the bag with the smooth side of a meat mallet or a small pot.
How-To
Use a spring-handled ice cream scoop to drop the dough onto the cookie sheet. Cookies will be the same size so they'll bake evenly.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 75mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 17g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.