Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies
- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 cups packed brown sugar
- 3⁄4 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons water
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bits
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1⁄3 cup butter, softened
- 4 -6 drops peppermint extract or 4 -6 drops mint extract
- 2 drops green food coloring (optional)
- 2 -4 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cookies: Combine brown sugar, butter and water in large, heavy-duty saucepan.
- Cook over med heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted.
- Add chocolate bits; cook, stirring for 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth.
- Remove from heat and cool.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Stir in flour, baking soda and salt.
- Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are set.
- Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute;.
- Remove unto wire racks& cool.
- Filling: Beat confectioners sugar, 1/3 cup butter and mint extract in large mixer bowl.
- Add milk until smooth and of desired spreading consistency.
- Spread about 2 teaspoons filling onto flat side of 1 cookie; top with second cookie, flat side down.
- Squeeze together gently.
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Super simple to make--the cookie itself is soft, chewy and oh so chocolately! I love the mint filling--it's so refreshing! I made a whole batch of the dough and usually roll them into balls and stick them into a freezer proof container so I can bake cookies in small batches. I refrigerate the filling and bring it to room temperature after baking a small batch. This is a keeper, thanks so much for sharing!
These cookies are so yummy and easy to make!! I tried putting mini chocolate chips in the batter, but they melted right away :-( At least they were chocolatey. We actually felt that the filling took away from the cookie, but it was good, we just preferred the cookies without it. After I melted the chocolate into the butter and sugar, the mixture was very grainy. But once I whisked in the eggs, the batter was very smooth! These cookies do not expand much so they can be packed on. However, as the dough cools, it becomes flakey and more difficult to shape. Still, a great recipe!
Hi Aroostook This was a great inspirational recipe for me. I love mint, but I can't eat fillings like your recipe makes. So I made the cookie part using mint flavoring in the cookie. VEry good. Also I used WheyLow instead of sugar (developed for diabetics) and Smart Balance for butter. Thank you Judy in WA