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Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

2-1/2 dozen cookies

I got this recipe from my daughter years ago. I've taken these chewy filled cookies and the treasured recipe to many cookie exchanges.
Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Filling:
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Dash salt
  • 3 drops green food coloring, optional

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, water and chocolate chips. Cook and stir over low heat until chips are melted. Cool. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° until firm, 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, butter, milk, extract, salt and, if desired, food coloring until smooth. Spread on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich cookie: 213 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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