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Adorable Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups

by Nellie

These adorable Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups are great for satisfying your mint chocolate cravings! A delicious chocolate cookies filled with a yummy minty icing!

Mint chocolate is such a popular flavor profile in this household! We keep finding new ways to make it! This time we figured why not combine cookies and mint?

After all there is a very popular Girl Scout Cookie recipe that works perfectly!

These cookie cups are easy to make using mini muffin pans and making a really yum minty frosting, it’s a really great way to get the mint chocolate experience in a bite!

The cookie cups make for a great base too, so you can experiment with different flavors of frosting that could go well with these chocolate cookie cups!

What ingredients are in these Mint Chocolate Cookie cups?

all purpose flour 

unsweetened cocoa powder

baking soda

teaspoon salt

softened room temperature unsalted butter

 light brown sugar

granulated sugar

egg

 vanilla extract

Ingredients For the frosting:

unsalted butter

 confectioners sugar

milk or heavy cream

peppermint or mint extract 

green food dye

Andes Mints (for optional topping)

Where should you serve these fun mint chocolate cookie cups?

St. Patrick’s Day is a great option because the pretty green color and of course the mint chocolate flavor. But you could really make these anytime because they are so good!

If you are looking for some St. Patty’s Day recipes be sure to check out:

St. Patrick’s Day Green Hot Cocoa Bombs

Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Treats

What do I need to make this recipe?

Mixing bowls, mini muffin pans, piping bag, stand or hand mixer.

Enjoy and be sure to let me know how much you like it!

Adorable Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups
Yield: 24 cookie cups

Adorable Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups

These tasty mint chocolate cookie cups are great to make for St. Patrick's Day or anytime!

Ingredients

  • Cookie Cups
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour 
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup softened room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 
Frosting Ingredients:
  • ½ cup softened to room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups confectioners sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint or mint extract 
  • 3-4 drops green food dye

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 24-count mini muffin pan with non stick cooking spray
  2. In a large mixing bowl, fully stir the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt until fully combined.
  3. In another large mixing bowl cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar.  Once fully mixed add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  4. Slowly add in the dry ingredients to the wet butter mixture and mix until just combined, scraping the sides of the bowl to ensure all ingredients are fully mixed.
  5. Using a cookie scoop or small spoon evenly distribute the cookie dough into all cavities of the mini muffin pan.  
  6. Bake at 350°F for 12 -13  minutes 
  7. Remove from the oven and using the back of a small measuring teaspoon, gently press in the center of each cookie cup. 
  8. Allow cookie cups to cool a few minutes longer in the pan and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. 

    Frosting Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl using a handheld mixer, beat the butter until fully smooth.
  2. Then add in the powdered sugar and heavy cream and mix until reaching your desired consistency. Then add in peppermint extract along with the green food coloring and mix until fully incorporated..
  3. Pipe the mint frosting into the cookie cups and top with half of an Andes mint. 
  4. Enjoy! 
  5. Best stored refrigerated. 

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If you liked these mint chocolate cookie cups be sure to check out these Cute Dr. Seuss Lorax Truffula Trees Snack For Kids!

 

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