Prep 15 mins
Cook 9 mins
As tasty as they are pretty! Great for a St. Patrick's Day party. If I use flour straight from the freezer, I don't bother chilling the dough.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 2⁄3 cups flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons mint extract
- green food coloring
- chocolate, for garnish
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and white sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the egg, then stir in the mint extract.
- Combine the flour and salt; stir into the sugar mixture.
- Add several of drops of food coloring until desired shade of green, mixing well.
- Roll into a log, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- Slice into 1/4-inch slices and place on cookie sheets.
- Bake for 9 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly golden at the edges.
- Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
- Drizzle with melted white and/or dark chocolate if desired.
Good cookies and easy to make but will add more mint next time. Possibly drizzle with mint chips melted.
Delicious and very pretty with the chocolate drizzled on top! I used peppermint extract and also added a bit of it to the chocolate. Next time I'll make a few more cookies, as these were certainly not on the small side. :-) Thank you Marg!
These were excellent cookies.I drizzled them with melted chocolate but next time I think I'll put the chocolate on thicker. We really love the chocolate and mint combination. Thanks for a great cookie.