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Mint Chocolate Delights


Mint Chocolate Delights

Mint Chocolate Delights

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Makes 24 sandwich cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon mint extract
3 to 4 drops red food coloring
2 to 3 tablespoons milk or half-and-half

Preparation

  1. For cookies, beat butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add melted chocolate, egg and vanilla; beat until well blended, scraping down bowl occasionally. Combine flour, cocoa and salt in small bowl. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended. Shape dough into 16-inch-long log. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets and line with parchment paper. Cut log into 1/3-inch-thick slices. Place slices on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For filling, combine powdered sugar, butter and salt in large bowl; beat until well blended. Add mint extract and food coloring; beat until well blended and evenly tinted. Add enough milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, to make filling fluffy. Spread or pipe filling on bottoms of half the cooled cookies. Top with remaining cookies.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 sandwich cookie
Sodium 55 mg
Protein 1 g
Fiber <1 g
Carbohydrate 27 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Saturated Fat 6 g
Total Fat 9 g
Calories from Fat 42 %
Calories 195

Dietary Exchange

Fat 2
Starch 1.5

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