Chocolate Mint Dreams


2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¾ cup shortening
1 cup butter
1 egg
2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 tsp vanilla


Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cream shortening and sugar until well blended. Beat in egg; stir in chocolate and vanilla. Add sifted dry ingredients. Blend. Sha into roll(s); wrap in waxed paper; chill in refrigerator about 45 minutes. (Longer chilling makes dough crack when sliced.) Cut chilled roll in 1/8 inch slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes or until slightly crisp. Cool. Spread one cookie at a time with Creamy Mint Filling; top with second cookie to make a sandwich.


Creamy Mint Filling

2 Tbs butter
1 ½ cups sifted confectioner’s sugar
2 Tbs cream
¼ tsp peppermint extract
Few drops green food coloring

Cream butter until soft; add sugar gradually, alternating with cream. Beat after each addition until well blended. Stir in peppermint extract and green food coloring.

Recipe Yield

Makes about 40 sandwich cookies 1x

Cookie Category:  Refrigerator

Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ☆