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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
chill:
3 hrs to 4 hrs
bake:
8 mins to 10 mins at 375°
Yield:
36 cookies
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Ingredients

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Filling:

Directions

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  • Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt into medium-size bowl; set aside. In large bowl, beat together sugar and butter until smooth and creamy. Beat in egg, then vanilla and mint extract.

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  • On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture. Divide dough in half; shape each into a log about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 3 to 4 hours.

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  • Heat oven to 375 degrees °F. Cut each log into slices, 3/16 inch thick; place on ungreased baking sheet.

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  • Bake in 375 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until almost firm. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.

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Filling:
  • Beat together powdered sugar, butter, milk and mint extract in medium-size bowl until good spreading consistency. Divide filling in half; tint half with red food coloring, and other half with green food coloring.

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  • Spread flat side of one-quarter of the cookies with red filling and one-quarter with green filling. Top each with a plain cookie. Chill until set.

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