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Chocolate Mint Butter Cookies of Love! (Fill The Cookie Jar)

We are baking up love this month with our Fill the Cookie Jar theme: Valentine’s Day cookies. And since both of my gents love chocolate and mint, I made them these Chocolate Mint Butter Cookies.

Chocolate Mint Butter Cookies: frosted rich chocolaty cookies with a hint of mint. Perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day or any day.

For those new here, Fill the Cookie Jar is a monthly post by some fabulous bloggers. We each bake a cookie based on our theme and then share the recipes. Be sure to keep scrolling past the recipe to see what “love”ly cookies the other bloggers made.

Chocolate Mint Butter Cookies

Serves 20
Prep time 1 hour, 20 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 30 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Occasion Christmas, St Patrick's Day, Valentines day
Chocolate Mint Butter Cookies: frosted rich chocolaty cookies with a hint of mint. Perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day or any day.

Ingredients

cookie

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2oz dark chocolate (melted and cooled to room temperature)
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • milk (to thin frosting to spreading consistency)

decorations (Optional)

  • sprinkles, colored sugar, etc.

Directions

cookies
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy, about 203 minutes.
Add egg, extracts and melted chocolate to the butter mixture. Mix until blended.
Sift flour, salt and baking powder then add gradually to butter mixture.
Roll into a 2-3" cylinder, wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper and put in freezer for at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
With a sharp knife slice the roll into even slices about 1/8 inch thick. Place on baking sheets about 1 inch apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely on cooling racks.
frosting
Beat butter, powdered sugar and peppermint extract together. Thin with a small amount of milk at a time until desired consistency is reached.
decorate
Frost cookies and top with sprinkles.

 


Until next time, happy eating.
~Audrey

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  1. Cynthia

    I love chocolate and peppermint together! I also happen to love icing on a cookie. You have put two of my favorites together! These are the perfect valentines day treat! Thanks for being a part of the Fill The Cookie Jar group!

    1. Audrey

      Always a pleasure to join the FTCJ party. You do a wonderful job of putting us all together each month.

  2. Wendy Klik

    Chocolate and Mint are two of my favorite flavors as well. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Audrey

      I’d prefer your cinnamon ones, but my guys liked these.

  3. Kris ~ Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

    These sound great! I really need to bake with mint more often, my husband loves when I do!

    1. Audrey

      I don’t do it often, but the guys love it so I should use it more often.

  4. Susan

    Chocolate + mint + frosting = heaven, in my book. I can’t wait to give your recipe a try.

    1. Audrey

      My husband and son would agree with you.

  5. Erin @ Making Memories

    YUM! I would eat them all. They look wonderful.
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    1. Audrey

      Thanks, Erin. So glad you joined our group

  6. Joanne/Wine Lady Cooks

    Your delicious Chocolate Mint Butter Cookies will definitely add a spark to Valentine’s Day!

    1. Audrey

      Thanks, Jo. Yours looked delicious too.

  7. Ellen

    Don’t these sound delicious! Chocolate and mint are a favorite flavor combo in my house.

    1. Audrey

      That seems to be the consensus around here. 🙂

  8. Amy | Amy's Cooking Adventures

    I love the chocolate/mint combo! One of my favorites!!!

  9. Cindy's Recipes and Writings

    Chocolate and mint go great hand in hand, Audrey! Delish. Love the X’s and O’s!

    1. Audrey

      I need to get more of those, they have been used on a few things lately.

  10. Lisa/Syncopated Mama

    These sound delicious! My G doesn’t care for mint, but I love it, so I might just be whipping up a batch of these for myself!

    1. Audrey

      just sub in vanilla or another flavor he’d like.

  11. Tina

    Chocolate, mint, and crunch, Yum!! These cookies sound delicious. 🙂

  12. Marlys (This and That)

    chocolate and mint perfect for any occasion.. YUM!

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