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BETTER THAN MINT MILANO COOKIES

Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time1 hr 7 mins
Servings: 2 dozen
Author: Butter With A Side of Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened (2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp mint extract*
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Chocolate for Filling/ Coating:
  • 2 cups melting chocolate**
  • 1 tsp mint extract

Instructions

  • With an electric mixer, cream the butter with the sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add in mint extract.
  • Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until it forms a dough.
  • Divide the dough in half. On a sheet of wax paper, form each half into an 8-inch log. Gently press the log so that it's more oval than round. Chill the logs, wrapped in the wax paper, for at least 2 hours or overnight. (If you’re pressed for time, 30 minutes in the freezer works well too!)
  • Heat the oven to 300°F.
  • Cut the logs into 1/4-inch-thick slices with a sharp knife.
  • Arrange the slices 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • Bake the cookies on the top rack of the oven for 22-24 minutes.
  • Transfer to wire racks to cool.
  • Heat chocolate in microwave for 1 minute, Stir gently and continue heating in 15 second increments until smooth. Pair 2 similarly shaped cookie ovals together. Spoon about 1 tsp of melted chocolate onto the flat side of one cookie, then gently press the flat side of the other cookie on top. Set on a cooling rack until chocolate is cooled. Continue with remaining cookies until you have them all sandwiched in pairs.
  • Dip 1/2 to 3/4 of the sandwiched cookies in chocolate, then set on wax paper to cool. Melt white chocolate and drizzle on top, if desired.
  • OR... you could leave the cookie ovals separate and dip each one in chocolate, much like I did for my Mint Chocolate Cookies here. Both are amazing and both taste like Mint Milanos!
  • *If you want more of a subtle mint flavor, leave the extract out of the cookie dough and just add it to the chocolate, as opposed to adding it in both places.
  • **You can use chocolate chips + 1 tsp coconut oil or shortening mixed in in place of melting chocolate.