Mint Sugar Cookies Dipped in Chocolate
Mint Sugar Cookies Dipped in Melted Chocolate
Mint Sugar Cookies Dipped in Chocolate are super delicious. Made with a basic sugar cookie recipe, they’re easy and fast to whip up whenever the cookie craving strikes. The cookie dough is flavored with peppermint extract to give it a subtle peppermint taste. One side of the swirled cookies are dipped in melted chocolate and decorated with colored sugar. After all, what is the perfect pattern to mint? Chocolate of coarse!
In this recipe, half of the cookie dough is tinted green, (or any color you like) and the other half of the cookie dough is left plain. The two cookie dough halves are then lightly kneaded together. The dough is rolled out to form a swirled pattern of sorts. A round cookie cutter, biscuit cutter or drinking glass dipped in flour is used to cut out shapes. Bake and allow cookies to cool completely before dipping into melted chocolate.
Dipped in Chocolate & Colored Sugar
Mint sugar cookies are made special by dipping half of the cookie into melted milk chocolate chips. As soon as the cookies have been dipped, colored sugar is sprinkled along the melted chocolate edge. Then they’re allowed to set-up. Making these cookies not only delicious but more than pleasing to the eye. Mint Sugar Cookies Dipped in Melted Chocolate are perfect for any bake sale. Instructions for coloring sugar follows the cookie recipe.
Mint Sugar Cookies Dipped in Chocolate
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- drops green food coloring
- 1 cup Hershey's milk chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, cream the shortening and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy, beat in the egg and extract. Add flour and salt; mix well. Divide dough; place 3/4 dough in a medium bowl, place 1/4 dough in a small bowl, tint 3/4 batter with green food coloring, mix well. Cover and chill both bowls for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle
- On a lightly floured surface, mix the tinted and plain dough together to make a swirl effect when dough is rolled to 1/4 inch thickness, cut with a floured round 2 inch cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake at 375º for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks, cool cookies.
- Melt chocolate chips in microwave on high for 40 seconds or until melted, stir.
- Dip one side of cookie in melted chocolate, sprinkle with colored sugar.
- Place on wire rack until chocolate is set.
- How to make colored sugar.
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 or 3 drops green food coloring or color of your choice
- Place sugar in a small bowl, add food coloring, one drop at a time mixing well after each addition, until you reach desired color.
47 Comments on “Mint Sugar Cookies Dipped in Chocolate”
Yum. I love mint and chocolate together, these sound yummy. The little line of sugar seems interesting too. Want to try. Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.
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So Pretty! Perfect for this weekend! Thanks for sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!Thanks for sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday's! You have been pinned and I hope you come back each week!
Hi~ Chandra, Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next time at Show Me Your Plaid Monday:) Lynn
I just pinned these cookies and posted them on Facebook!!! Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop and thank you for being one of my Five Faves!!
Have an awesome Day!!!!
Thank you Evelyn for picking my Mint Cookies Dipped in Chocolate as one of your Five Faves! Have a Great Week:) Hugs~ Lynn
Thank you!!! I will certainly be there to link up my Easter Fun! Thanks for dropping by today:) Lynn
Thanks for linking up to Saturday Dishes. I am featuring these lovely cookies today. I hope you'll return and add some Easter recipes to the current Saturday Dishes. -Savannah http://www.hammocktracks.com
Hi~ Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the cookies! Lynn
I love these cookies. I am definitely going to make them for St. patrick's Day. Thanks for sharing.
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What a fun recipe! I'd love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says …' Hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com
Hi Linda~ Thank you:) Lynn
Yummy looking. Thanks for sharing. Linda
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What a great cookie for St. Pattty's day, we will just love it. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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Thanks for dropping in for a visit:) Hope you have a wonderful weekend~ Lynn
I loooove chocolate, I love mint so I might as well put them all together and follow your recipe 🙂 The cookies look so cute and yummy.
Thanks for stopping by~ There certainly are some fun green wonderful recipes!! Have a Great Weekend~ Lynn
These look fantastic! I think I'm going to have to have a St Patricks Day party with all these fun green recipes I'm seeing online!
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delicious! Thanks for the post.
Thanks for stopping! Have a Great Weekend. Lynn
I am going to make these, I love mint! Dropped by to become your newest GFC follower. Have a fantastic weekend! http://www.kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com
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Thanks for the recipe! These look soo good! I am a new follower of your blog from the Aloha friday hop!
Hi Kim~ They do look Lucky Yummy:) Thanks for stopping by! Have a Great Weekend~ Lynn
These do look lucky yummy! Perfect for St. Patty's Day. Thanks for the recipe. =0)
Lynn! These look amazing and so very St Patty's day-ish! I must try them!
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I'm following you 🙂 Have a great day! Jess
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Thank you Jeni~ Lynn
Boy do those cookies look tasty. I could hang out here all day and check out these recipes. Added you on too G+ and GFC(you can not follow back on GFC I do not think but it lets me follow others).
These sound delicious and are very pretty!
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These are so pretty! Found you on the Blog hop! Check me out @ http://www.feelingtheemptynest.blogspot.com when you get a chance. Thanks 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and for following! I'm glad you stopped by today! Have a Great Weekend~ Lynn
So pretty and colorful! Happy to be a new follower and find you through Marvelous Mondays!
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My son would love those, but we are trying to eliminate sugar right now. Maybe for a special treat!
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These look dangerously good! My family would be in heaven if I made these. 🙂 New follower…excited to have found you through the blog hop.
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What a great idea for a cookie! Those are so pretty!
Thank You!! Lynn:)
Thanks for stopping Brenda~ They are delicious! Have a great week. Lynn
These are so cute & look way yummy too!! Thanks for sharing this fun treat, Lynn! 🙂