Chocolate-Mint Cookies

Marshmallow crème doctored with peppermint extract and confectioners’ sugar makes a speedy filling for these cookies.

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  • Servings: makes 24 sandwich cookies

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  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup black cocoa (see Note) or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
filling and glaze
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup marshmallow crème
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 5 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil

How to make this recipe

  1. make the cookies

    Sift the flour into a bowl with the cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter with the sugar until creamy. Add the melted chocolate, egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. Beat in the dry ingredients until incorporated. Pat the dough into 4 disks, wrap in plastic and chill until firm, at least 20 minutes.

  2. make the cookies

    Preheat the oven to 375° and line 4 baking sheets with parchment paper. On a sheet of lightly floured parchment, roll out one disk of dough 1/4 inch thick. Using a 2 1/2- to 3-inch cookie cutter, stamp out as many cookies as possible; transfer to a baking sheet. Gather the scraps and roll out more cookies; if the dough gets too soft, refrigerate briefly. Chill the cut cookies for 5 minutes. Repeat with the remaining 3 disks of dough.

  3. make the cookies

    Working in batches, bake the cookies in the middle and lower thirds of the oven for about 12 minutes, until puffed; shift the pans halfway through baking. Transfer to racks to cool.

  4. make the filling and glaze

    In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter, marshmallow crème and confectioners’ sugar until fluffy. Beat in the peppermint extract.

  5. make the filling and glaze

    Pipe the peppermint filling onto the underside of half of the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies, pressing to spread the filling to the edges. Refrigerate the cookies for 20 minutes, or until the filling is set.

  6. make the filling and glaze

    Put the bittersweet and white chocolates in 2 separate microwave-safe bowls. Microwave at high power in 30-second bursts until melted. Stir 1/4 teaspoon of the oil into each.

  7. make the filling and glaze

    Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies or dip them in the bittersweet chocolate or white chocolate (or both); return the cookies to a sheet of parchment paper and refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes. Serve.


Black cocoa is a very dark Dutch-process cocoa. It’s available from and

Contributed By Photo © Chris Court Published December 2012

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Aggregate Rating value: 4

Review Count: 1464

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Mary DeLucia Hall

Review Body: The cookies taste lovely but they spread and did not keep their shape. They are just rounds lost scalloped edge cookie cutter created.  I froze after I cut thinking that would help but no luck.  I haven't filled them yet  but Cookie Crisp tastes like an Oreo 

Date Published: 2016-12-10