Chocolate-Mint Cookies

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Makes: 60 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 2 sticks Churned Unsalted Butter Sticks, room temperature 250 mL
  • 1 cup sugar 250 mL
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract 15 mL
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
  • 1 egg, room temperature 0
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 625 mL
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder 60 mL
  • ICING:
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips 60 mL
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar 375 mL
  • 2 tbsp Churned Unsalted Butter Sticks, room temperature 30 mL
  • 3 tbsp milk 45 mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract 2 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Using an electric mixer (stand or handheld), cream together butter, sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth, about 3 min. Scrape down sides of bowl, add egg and mix well. Scrape down sides of bowl again, slowly add flour and cocoa. On a sheet of plastic wrap, shape dough into a 1-in. (2.5 cm) thick rectangle, wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 20 min.

  • Step 2

    Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Dust a piece of parchment paper with flour, place dough in centre, dust top of dough with flour and cover with another sheet of parchment paper. Roll dough to about a 1/4-in. (5 mm) thickness, dusting with more flour if necessary. Remove top sheet of parchment (use it to line your baking sheet), cut cookies into 1 x 2-in. (2.5 x 5 cm) bars and place on prepared baking sheet, spaced about 1 in. (2.5 cm) apart. Place baking sheet in refrigerator and chill, 10 min. Bake on middle rack of oven until firm, about 12 min. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

  • Step 3

    To make icing, melt chocolate in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH for 1 min., then whisk until smooth. Let cool to room temperature. In another bowl, using an electric mixer (stand or hand-held), beat together icing sugar, butter, milk and extracts until smooth and creamy, about 2 min. Add chocolate and mix until combined. Increase speed to medium and beat until fluffy, about 1 to 2 min. Spread or pipe 2 tsp (10 mL) on each cookie and let set before serving.

Tip

Use a different extract, like orange or almond, to create a whole new flavour.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description 1 cookie
  • Calories 80
  • Fat 4 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5 g
  • Carbs 10 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Sodium 10 mg