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Mint Chocolate Cookies – Sugar Spun Run


My mint chocolate cookies mix fudgy chocolate cookies with creamy mint frosting and wealthy chocolate ganache. These are positively connoisseur! Recipe features a how-to video!

Mint chocolate cookies made with a chocolate cookie base, mint frosting, and chocolate ganache on a cooling rack.

Frosted Mint Chocolate Cookies

For those who’re in search of a fairly inexperienced dessert to make for St. Patrick’s Day, look no additional! Not solely are these mint chocolate cookies a delicate shade of mint inexperienced (like a Shamrock Shake!), they’re additionally extremely tasty.

This recipe pairs the delicate and chocolatey cookies from my buckeye cookies with a mint frosting and easy chocolate ganache. The cookie base is sturdy sufficient to carry the frosting and ganache, however nonetheless delicate considerably like a lofthouse cookie. It’s so good.

These are the newest addition to my assortment of anything-but-basic, connoisseur cookies. They’re a little bit extra work than your commonplace chocolate chip cookies, however the finish result’s completely price the additional effort!

Two halves of a mint chocolate cookie made with a chocolate cookie base, mint frosting, and chocolate ganache stacked on top of each other.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Look: these appear to be bakery-style, connoisseur cookies. They’re SO festive for St. Patrick’s Day (in the event you use the inexperienced meals coloring, that’s)!
  • Taste: distinct chocolate cookie base, delicate mint frosting (like a skinny mint), and wealthy chocolate ganache topping. These are a mint chocolate lover’s dream cookie!
  • Approach: we’ll begin with melted butter, which suggests we 1) don’t want a mixer for the dough and a pair of) infuse a wealthy, buttery taste all through. We’ll additionally benefit from the nice and cozy melted butter to bloom our cocoa powder.
  • Time: simply half-hour of chilling. This creates a thick and durable base for our frosting topping!

What You Want

I received’t go over each ingredient we’ll be utilizing, however I want to point out a number of vital ones.

Overhead view of ingredients including cocoa powder, peppermint extract, green food coloring, and more.
  • Butter. Sure, that’s numerous butter up there. Bear in mind, we’re making (nearly) two dozen cookies and icing, so it’s crucial! Be sure to use unsalted butter, since we’re including salt ourselves.
  • Cocoa powder. I want pure cocoa powder on this recipe. I discover that Dutch course of cocoa is a little more intense (in a distracting kind of method), and I favored the pure cocoa higher. Both will work superb right here although!
  • Egg + egg yolk. Including an additional egg yolk makes for tender, chewy cookies. Save your egg white for meringue cookies or candied almonds!
  • Peppermint extract. When you could also be tempted to succeed in for the “mint” extract, belief me on this one. Similar to once we made my butter mints or cream cheese mints, peppermint extract truly imparts the very best mint taste with out tasting like toothpaste (which mint extract would do).
  • Meals coloring. That is non-compulsory, however if you wish to coloration your mint frosting, I like to recommend utilizing a gel meals coloring. I hyperlink to the particular one I used within the recipe under. In fact, you possibly can use any coloration you want, however I personally like mint inexperienced for a St. Patrick’s Day look!

SAM’S TIP: You may be hesitant so as to add the vanilla extract to the frosting since we’re already including peppermint extract, however belief me! It deepens the flavour of the buttercream in such a pleasant method. I do that within the frosting for my peppermint bark whoopie pies too!

Bear in mind, that is simply an outline of the elements I used and why. For the complete recipe please scroll right down to the underside of the submit!

Tips on how to Make Mint Chocolate Cookies

Make the Dough

Collage of four photos showing chocolate cookie dough being prepared.
  1. Whisk collectively the cocoa powder and melted butter till nicely mixed. You are able to do this whereas the butter remains to be scorching (it would assist bloom the cocoa), however simply ensure that to attend to maneuver on to the subsequent step till the butter has cooled down once more.
  2. Add the sugars and stir nicely to include.
  3. Stir within the eggs and vanilla, then put aside.
  4. Whisk collectively the dry elements in a separate bowl, then regularly add them to the moist elements. It’s vital that you just do that step regularly, in any other case it will likely be a problem getting the dough to return collectively. Cowl and chill the dough for half-hour.

Bake

Two photos showing chocolate cookie dough being rolled and flattened after baking.
  1. Scoop and roll the dough into easy balls, then bake.
  2. Gently flatten the cookies with the underside of a cup, then let cool fully. Flattening the cookies offers you a flat floor for the frosting, and it’ll additionally encourage a extra dense, brownie-like texture.

Icing

Four photos showing a mint frosting being prepared.
  1. Beat the butter with an electrical mixer till easy.
  2. Add the sugar regularly till nicely mixed. Do that on low velocity so that you don’t fling powdered sugar all over the place (I’ve been there many occasions)!
  3. Stir within the salt and extracts till integrated.
  4. Add the meals coloring, if utilizing, and stir nicely till the frosting is evenly coloured.

Ganache/Meeting

Three photos showing chocolate ganache being prepared, mint frosting being added to chocolate cookies, and ganache being spooned overtop.
  1. Make the ganache by microwaving the chocolate and cream till easy and melted.
  2. Pipe or unfold frosting on high of every cookie.
  3. Spoon ganache over the frosting and let set earlier than having fun with.

SAM’S TIP: Be certain to let the cookies cool fully! They’ll collapse in the event you ice them whereas they’re nonetheless heat.

Overhead view of rows of chocolate cookies topped with mint frosting and chocolate ganache.

Ceaselessly Requested Questions

Do mint chocolate cookies must be refrigerated?

You possibly can if you wish to (they’ll hold longer this fashion!), however I personally want to get pleasure from them at room temperature. You possibly can hold them at room temperature for as much as 2 days. They’ll hold within the fridge for as much as 5 days (coated, in an hermetic container) however you may at all times pull them out and allow them to sit at room temperature for quarter-hour earlier than having fun with.

Can I make the dough prematurely?

Sure, however observe that the dough shall be a bit extra dry and troublesome to scoop after chilling for a number of days. It additionally may have to take a seat at room temperature to melt a bit earlier than you may scoop it. Be certain to cowl it nicely and retailer for as much as a number of days.

Can I exploit mint extract?

You can, however I discover the flavour of mint extract makes the frosting style like toothpaste. If that’s your factor, go for it–in any other case stick to peppermint! And sure, you may nonetheless name these mint chocolate cookies, even with the peppermint extract 😊

Close up, head-on view of a row of mint chocolate cookies on a cooling rack.

Mint chocolate lovers, keep tuned! I’ve a mint chocolate cake coming your method subsequent week.

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Mint chocolate cookies made with a chocolate cookie base, mint frosting, and chocolate ganache on a cooling rack.

Mint Chocolate Cookies

My mint chocolate cookies mix fudgy chocolate cookies with creamy mint frosting and wealthy chocolate ganache. These are positively connoisseur! Recipe features a how-to video!

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Course: cookie, Cookies, Dessert

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Chilling Time: 30 minutes

Complete Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Servings: 22 servings

Energy: 358kcal

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Directions

  • Mix melted butter and cocoa powder in a big mixing bowl and stir till nicely mixed.

    1 cup (226 g) unsalted butter, ½ cup (50 g) pure cocoa powder

  • Add sugars and stir nicely.

    1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar, ¾ cup (150 g) gentle brown sugar

  • Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and stir.

    1 giant egg + 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk collectively flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

    2 ¼ cups (280 g) all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon baking soda, ¾ teaspoon salt

  • Steadily add dry elements to moist, stirring till fully mixed.

  • Cowl dough with plastic wrap and chill within the fridge for half-hour. In the meantime, preheat oven to 350F (175C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

After Chilling

  • As soon as dough has chilled, scoop cookie dough by 2 tablespoon-sized scoop and roll between your palms to type a easy ball. Place on ready baking sheet, spacing cookies at the very least 2” (5cm) aside.

  • Bake in heart rack of 350F (175C) preheated oven for 10-11 minutes. Inside 1 minute of eradicating from the oven, gently flatten the floor of the cookie utilizing a clear, flat floor (I exploit the underside of a 1-cup measuring cup). This offers you a easy/flat floor for the frosting. Enable to chill fully earlier than adorning.

Mint Frosting

  • Place butter in a big mixing bowl and use an electrical mixer to beat till easy and creamy.

    ¾ cups (170 g) unsalted butter

  • Steadily add sugar and stir on low-speed till nicely mixed.

    2 ½ cups (312 g) powdered sugar

  • Add salt, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract. Stir nicely.

    ⅛ teaspoon salt, 1 ½ teaspoon peppermint extract, ½ teaspoon clear vanilla extract

  • Add meals coloring (if utilizing) and stir till evenly integrated.

    Inexperienced meals coloring

Ganache

  • Mix chocolate and heavy cream in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl.

    1 cup (170 g) semisweet chocolate chips or couverture chocolate, ¼ cup (60 ml) heavy cream

  • Microwave on excessive for 25 seconds. Stir nicely. Microwave for one more 25 seconds and stir once more till you could have a easy consistency. If chocolate remains to be not melted, proceed to microwave in 10 second increments till easy.

Meeting

  • Unfold or pipe frosting evenly over cooled cookies (I exploit a piping bag fitted with an open tip).

  • Use a spoon to drizzle or gently unfold ganache over the frosting. Enable chocolate to set earlier than having fun with.

Notes

Meals coloring

That is non-compulsory however will give the cookies a mint-green hue. I used “Mint” Americolor gel meals coloring for the cookies within the images and video.

Storing

Retailer cookies in an hermetic container at room temperature for as much as 2 days. Cookies could also be refrigerated in an hermetic container for as much as 5 days, however I personally assume they style finest at room temperature so I’ll take away mine from the fridge to take a seat at room temperature for quarter-hour earlier than having fun with.

Vitamin

Serving: 1serving | Energy: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fats: 19g | Saturated Fats: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 5g | Trans Fats: 1g | Ldl cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 506IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg

Dietary info is predicated on third-party calculations and needs to be thought of an estimate solely. Precise dietary content material will range primarily based upon manufacturers used, measuring strategies, cooking technique, portion sizes, and extra.



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