Chocolate Mint Cookies (#CanadianCookies)

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Chocolate and Mint together are my absolute favourite! That is why I absolutely LOVE these cookies!

FYI: Be careful when measuring the peppermint extract! I once made grasshopper pie that tasted like mouthwash!

Chocolate Mint Cookies

INGREDIENTS
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup icing csugar
2 squares (1 once each, unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled)
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup mini chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

  1. With an electric mixer, cream butter and icing sugar.
  2. Beat in chocolate and mint extract.
  3. Gradually add flour.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Note: The dough will be quite soft

  6. Drop by Tablespoon approximately two inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until firm.
  8. Cool for 5 minutes before transferring to wire cooling racks.
  9. Cool completely

ICING
2 Tbsp butter, softened
1 cup icing sugar
1 Tbsp milk
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
green food colouring (not necessary, but makes them more festive)

DRIZZLE
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 tsp shortening

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all icing ingredients and beat together until smooth
  2. Spread over cooled cookies
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening and stir until smooth.
  4. With a spoon (or a ziplock bag with a hole cut in the bottom), drizzle over top of cookies


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