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kitty's chocolate mints

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Recipe by
Catherine Sharp
Middleburg, VA

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!

(1 rating)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For kitty's chocolate mints

  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2/3 c
  • 1
    large egg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/3 c
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 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)

How To Make kitty's chocolate mints

  • 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

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