Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mint Surprise Cookies.

I bought these Hershey's Bliss milk chocolate pieces with a creme de menthe meltaway center. I wasn't sure what I would do with them, but they look delightful!
Then when shopping for some candy melts I found this:

Which I turned into these little gems - mint surprise cookies!

Mint Surprise Cookies
(Recipe by Me)

1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 salt
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 package Hershey Bliss Meltaways as shown above
1 container Wilton Drizzle Icing as shown above

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl combine flour and cocoa powder; set aside. In another bowl, beat butter for 30 seconds. Beat in sugar, soda, powder, and salt. Beat in egg and vanilla. Slowly add flour mixture.

Cut bliss candies in half. Shape dough into 1" balls. Press 1/2 bliss candy into ball. Cover completely.

Bake for about 11 minutes and allow to cool. Once cooled, drizzle icing on each cookie. Allow drizzle to cool.

For someone that does not like mint (me!) I have to admit these are pretty good. The mint taste is not overwhelming and it's a welcoming surprise to bite into the cookie and find the little mint.

And I've never used those Wilton Drizzle Icings before. They are pretty slick. I can make my own drizzle, but this makes for an easy and perfect drizzle every time. I might be sold!


Heidi Marie said...

ooh! These look delicious... I bet you made them just for me... the mint lover! :)

The Sugar Queen said...

My goodness, these look great!

Emily said...

Oh wow! These look amazing! I love chocolate and mint together.