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Chocolate Lovers’ Dream Cookies

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from Coming Home with Gooseberry Patch

Makes about 18

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup baking cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on low speed, blend butter, sugars, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat in as much flour as possible; stir in any remaining flour. Cover; chill at least 2 hours. Form into 1-1/2 inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand one minute on baking sheet; remove to wire racks to cool. Spread filling on flat side of half the cookies; press on remaining cookies to make sandwiches. Spread tops with glaze; place on a wire rack until glaze sets. Wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap. Keep chilled. Makes 1-1/2 dozen.

Filling:
1/3 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons green crème de menthe
4 cups powdered sugar

Mix butter and crème de menthe in a medium bowl. With an electric mixer on low speed, gradually beat in powdered sugar, adding a little more crème de menthe if necessary until spreadable.

Glaze:
6 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup whipping cream

Cook and stir chocolate and cream in a medium saucepan over low heat until melted. Remove from heat; let stand 20 minutes, until slightly thickened.

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Reviews of Chocolate Lovers’ Dream Cookies:

1-4 of 4 reviews  

  Nancy in Delaware  Dec 14, 2013
Would make this again.
These are very nice, light cookies. We made just the cookies, then just drizzled white chocolate over them. Easy easy, soft, airy, and very pretty. The only bad thing is that my hubby is eating them so fast that I will have to make more tomorrow! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 10, 2010
Would make this again.
The filling recipe either had too much sugar or not enough butter. After adding 3 cups of powder sugar, it was already balled up and unspreadable. I added more butter and more creme de minthe to thin it out. something was missing from the recipe 3 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 22, 2007
Would make this again.
Very nice recipe. There was something missing in the filling, so I added a little milk and that seemed to do the trick. My daughter and I just finished making them for Christmas and had a lot of fun. 5 stars

  Cookie Lover  Dec 17, 2007
Would make this again.
Yummy! I am a chocolate-mint lover, and these taste as good as they look. Would definitely make these again. 5 stars

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