Sunday, January 2, 2011

Chocolate Mint Dreams

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
3 cups flour
2 cups chocolate chips

6 tablespoons butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
4-5 drops green food coloring
4-6 tablespoons milk

1 cup chocolate chips
1 tablespoon butter

1.  In a large bowl, cream butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in chocolate and peppermint extract.
2.  Gradually add flour and mix well.  Stir in chocolate chips.
3.  Drop by tablespoon on baking sheets.
4.  Bake for 6-8 minutes or until firm.
5.  For the icing, combine butter, powdered sugar, peppermint extract, food coloring, and enough milk to achieve desired consistency.  Spread over cooled cookies.
6.  For drizzle, melt chocolate chips and shortening.  Stir until smooth.  Drizzle over cookies.


  1. They look beautiful! I love color combination!
    Happy New Year!:)

  2. Mint and chocolate is my favorite! Will definitely be bookmarking these!

  3. They look just wonderful! I think this combination of flavors must be our household favorite either followed closely by or tied with peanut butter and chocolate.

  4. Yum! Love the mint chocolate combo. Happy New Year!

  5. MMM!! These will be a hit in our household!! What a perfect combo... Nicely done!

  6. Mmmm...chocolate and mint heaven. I love that combination too. Lovely job on these...the frosting and drizzle is just beautiful.

  7. Gorgeous cookies. These look heavenly. I'm such a mint/chocolate NUT.

  8. Chocolate and Mint - one of the great food marriages. These cookies look stunning. And ready in the time it takes to make a decent pot of tea.

  9. I'm drooling...this is one of my favorite dessert combos and they look elegant and easy at the same time :)