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Chocolate Mint Cookies

‘Twas the night before Christmas a long time ago, when I was a child and to church I would go. After church was complete, we’d perform the great feat. A holiday meal which would take hours to complete. I, a young girl, with my eyes in pure wonder, as my aunts and my grandma cooked with nary a blunder. The uncles and Grandpa were kicked out in a snap, to the living room, they retreated to relax and to nap. Among the kid’s playroom there was laughter, there was cheer, in anticipation of presents and Rudolf who was soon to appear. The meal was ended, bellies full and content, then Grandpa would tell stories while we listened, intent. Much needed was dish washing but we kids were playing hooky, excitedly leaving for dear Santa, these chocolate mint cookies…

chocolate mint cookies

Chocolate mint cookies, what a sight, a delight! Santa would surely enjoy a treat late that night.  The chocolately chewiness about which we raved was topped with the sweet peppermint combo we craved. Leaving a few spares set out on a plate we’d wait and we’d wait and we’d wait, wait, wait, wait… then by morning these chocolate mint cookies disappeared, leaving presents behind with hope and good cheer. The sunshine glows bright with snow fresh and so white, and I wish a merry Christmas to all, and for all, delicious delights!

chocolate mint cookies

Need another great cookie, to leave out on Christmas Eve night?  These coconut spritz cookies are also just right!

Chocolate Mint Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (Enjoy Life or Ghiradelli)
  • ⅔ cup coconut sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened (or palm shortening for dairy-free)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg
  • 1¼ cups flour (gluten free blend, almond or all-purpose)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (Enjoy Life or Ghiradelli)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 - 1½ teaspoons peppermint extract
Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate chips.
  2. Add coconut sugar, butter, and water until combined.
  3. Beat in egg.
  4. Add dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined.
  5. Chill in refrigerator 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Form dough into balls and flatten slightly while placing on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
  8. Bake 12-14 minutes until edges look dry.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool.
  10. FROSTING:
  11. Melt chocolate chips and stir in honey and peppermint extract.
  12. Spread frosting onto each cookie and let cool to set frosting.

 


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