Kitty's Chocolate Mints Recipe

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Kitty's Chocolate Mints

Catherine Sharp

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@sharpcat

My mother always made spritz cookies for every holliday. This recipe combinds that tradition with a modern influence of mine.
Enjoy for Christmas, New Years or Valentine's Day!


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Serves:

12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

1 c
butter, softened
2/3 c
sugar
1
large egg
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 1/4 c
all purpose flour
1/3 c
cocoa, unsweetened
1/2 tsp
salt
16 oz
package oreo chocolate sandwich cookies—i use the mint ones
8 oz
philadelphia cream cheese, softened
7 oz
peppermint candies (the round red and white kind)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
preheat oven to 350 deg
2
Cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy
3
Add mixture of flour, cocoa and salt gradually and mix well.
Chill dough for 10 min in mixing bowl before adding to cookie press
4
Press dough through cookie press onto cool ungreased cookie sheet (I used a round pattern). Bake at 350° for 10 to 15 minutes or until set
5
Remove cookies onto wire rack to cool completely

Crush or grind peppermints in food processor to a crumb and place on a plate for final garnish
6
Grind Oreos in food processor until fine and add soft cream cheese. Blend until smooth
7
Spread room temperature filling on the flat side of one cookie and place another on top to form a sandwich. Press down so that filling bulges out on sides a little bit
8
Roll the edges of each sandwich in crushed peppermint and allow them to firm back up in the fridge before serving

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate