Chocolat-Mint Cookies

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

  • Prep Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 36

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.

Expert Tips

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.

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
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.