12 Days of Cookies: #4 - Chocolate Mint Dreams

#4 top voted cookie in our “12 Days of Cookies” contest brought to you by Hiland is from Edra Hawkins. Each of the 12 winners gets a year of free milk from Hiland Dairy.
User Submissions Modified: December 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm •  Published: December 21, 2012
#4 top voted cookie in our “12 Days of Cookies” contest brought to you by Hiland is from Edra Hawkins.
#4 top voted cookie in our “12 Days of Cookies” contest brought to you by Hiland is from Edra Hawkins.

  • Cookies
  • 3/4 cup Hiland Butter (No substitutes) softened
  • 1/2 cup Confectioners' Sugar
  • 2 squares (1 oz each) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

  • Icing:
  • 2 tablespoons Hiland Butter
  • 1 cup Confectioners' Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Hiland Milk
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 1-2 drops Green Food Coloring

  • Drizzle:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon shortening

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in chocolate and mint extract. Gradually add flour. Stir in chocolate chips (dough will be soft).

Drop by tablespoons 2 inch apart on a parchment paper covered baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until firm. Cool for 4 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Meanwhile, combine icing ingredients, spread over cooled cookies. Let set. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Yield 4 1/2 dozen.

If I win the contest I promise to share the Milk with all the neighborhood kids to ring my door bell.


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