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Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Mint Sandwich CookiesMoist and chewy chocolate cookies filled with creamy and refreshing mint frosting.  Great to bring for potlucks or give as edible gifts. Here is an easy dessert recipe for Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies.

Ingredients:
Cookies
6 tablespoons butter, cubed
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Filling
2-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
3 drops green food coloring, optional
Dash salt

Procedures:

In a small saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, water and chocolate chips. Cook and stir over low heat until chips are melted. Cool. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.

In a large bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, butter, milk, extract and, if desired, food coloring until smooth. Spread on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen cookies.

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