Ready in 2 hours
A chocolate mint frosting tops brownie-like cookies. Great for the holidays.
Sift the flour and cocoa together into a medium bowl. With a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together on medium ntil light and fluffy, about 2 mins. Add vanilla and salt. Beat until blended and smooth. Add the flour-cocoa mixture and mix on low until dough forms, about 1 minute. Chill the dough in the fridge until firm enough to roll into balls, about 1 hour. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Using your palms, roll a gollfball-sized ball out, arranging them 2 inches apart on the sheets. With a lightly floured thumb or index finger, push straight down into the middle of each dough ball almost to the cookie sheet to make a deep well. Bake one sheet at a time until the tops of the cookies look dry, about 8-9 minutes. Gentline redefine the indentations with the end of a whisk or wooden spoon. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 5 minutes and then let them cool completely on the racks.
For the frosting, put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set in a wide skillet of just barely simmering water. Stir with a heatproof spatula until almost melted, 2-4 minutes. Remove the bowl and stir until melted, about 30 seconds more. Stir in the mint extract. Let the filling cool, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened and a bit warmer than room temperature, 30 to 40 minutes. Pipe the filling into the cookies. Cool completely before serving or storing.
Optionally top with sprinkles, powdered sugar or candied mint.
Skeeter77 3y agoChocolate and mint just belong together. Easy and absolutely wonderfull!
volleyballtagg4 3y agoMhmnnnn. Good
stephens_hope 4y agoSomething wasn't right with this. It doesn't call for eggs. First run the cookies fell apart second time I added 1 egg and still the cookie didn't taste right
angrose 4y agoThese looked fantastic and were the right texture, but had a funny taste to them. I am a chocolate lover and bake a lot but haven't come across this particular taste before.
Orchidlady1017 4y agoFollowed the recipe to a T. The measurements are off.... 5.25 oz of flour? I don't know if that is the problem. 3/4 cup of butter and so little flour?
Loulou2214 5y agoVery good clever adjusting
Otterpond 6y agoThose are beautiful. Chocolate and mint are made to be together forever.
stevemur 6y agoMy wife adapted this from a recipe from Fine Cooking magazine. Love the flavor of these but found the first run a little "floury". Will probably add a very small dash of vegetable oil next time. Great for the holidays [I posted this recipe.]