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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

18 min

10 min prep
48 sandwich cookies
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons water
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bits
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
4-6 drops peppermint extract or mint extract
2 drops green food coloring (optional)
2-4 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cookies: Combine brown sugar, butter and water in large, heavy-duty saucepan.
Cook over med heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted.
Add chocolate bits; cook, stirring for 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth.
Remove from heat and cool.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir in flour, baking soda and salt.
Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are set.
Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute;.
Remove unto wire racks& cool.

Filling: Beat confectioners sugar, 1/3 cup butter and mint extract in large mixer bowl.
Add milk until smooth and of desired spreading consistency.
Spread about 2 teaspoons filling onto flat side of 1 cookie; top with second cookie, flat side down.
Squeeze together gently.

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