Chocolate-Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

Buttery chocolate shortbread cookies with mint frosting and chocolate drizzle.

 

Chocolate-Peppermint Shortbread Cookies {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cookie perfection! I’ve made these shortbread cookies twice in the past 3 days…that’s how good they are! If you love those little Andes mints, you will go crazy for these cookies.

Chocolate-Peppermint Shortbread Cookies {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

These two-bite chocolate cookies are seriously addicting. The creamy mint frosting and chocolate drizzle take these cookies over the top!

Chocolate-Peppermint Shortbread Cookies {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

If you’re looking for a special treat to make for St. Patrick’s Day, make Chocolate-Peppermint Shortbread Cookies. They’re sure to disappear faster than green beer! :D

Chocolate-Peppermint Shortbread Cookies {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

Chocolate-Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

Buttery chocolate shortbread cookies with mint frosting and chocolate drizzle.

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

For the Cookies:
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
Dash of salt
1/4-1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled slightly
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips

Frosting Ingredients:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon milk, divided
1/4-1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 drop green food color

Drizzle Ingredients:
1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 375°F. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter, sugar, salt, peppermint extract, and melted chocolate until creamy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Add flour and beat until mixture forms a dough, about 2 minutes. Stir in 1 cup mini chocolate chips by hand.

2. Using a tablespoon, mold dough into a 1 ½ inch ball. With your hand, flatten balls into a 1-1/2-inch round and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

3. To make the frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together all frosting ingredients. Add milk, 1 teaspoonful at a time, until frosting is smooth. Frost cooled cookies. Place on waxed paper.

4. To make the drizzle: Place chocolate chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Drizzle thin lines of chocolate over frosting. Let stand until chocolate is set (at least 30 minutes).

Source: adapted from Diana's Desserts

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