Thursday, December 22, 2016

Copycat Mystic Mint Cookies

My husband's family always had Mystic Mint cookies for Santa.  They don't exist anymore so my daughter and I dug up a recipe and this is our take on it...

Mystic Mint Cookies

For Cookie dough:

2 cups sugar
2 sticks butter (1 cup), softened
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped up and melted
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt

For Peppermint Frosting:
5 cups powdered sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
6 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. peppermint extract

For Chocolate Drizzle:
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
4 Tbsp. corn syrup
12 oz. dark chocolate chips

For cookies cream the sugar and butter together until fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in microwave.  Add to eggs when cool.  Mix well, making sure to scrape bottom and sides of bowl.  Then add the flour and salt.  

On a greased cookie sheet add teaspoon fools of dough, try to form it into a vague shape of a ball.  Then smoosh down in a flat circular shape (think Thin Mints shape).  

Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.  

For the Peppermint frosting mix all ingredients together until light and fluffy.  When the cookies are cool frost each cookie.

For the chocolate drizzle melt all ingredients on low in a small saucepan.  Drizzle onto peppermint frosting.  Enjoy!

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