This recipe was first shared on Three Kids and a Fish as part of a fun #cookiecountdown2Christmas event. Visit Cathy’s site to see even more awesome Christmas cookie recipes!
Today’s post is an extra-special treat, because Thing 1 decided to don an apron and come up with a cookie recipe for you. So without further ado, here is Thing 1’s post to share with you!
Thing 1 writes: Making these cookies was supposed to be quick and simple, but ended up turning into a 2-day process. You might ask, how? Initially, I tried to use a chocolate glaze recipe that I found on that magical place called the internet. The recipe looked easy enough, so I thought what could go wrong? Well, after I combined the ingredients and melted the chocolate chips to the point where the mixture was drizzle-able, it immediately started to seize up. Ok. I thought, I’m not gonna to let this get to me, it happens!
So my mom and I ran to Walmart and picked up some chocolate melts and disposable candy bags, but by the time we got home, I was done for the night!
The following morning I microwaved the candy melts and they worked like a charm. To create the snowflake shape, I used a cookie press with a snowflake cutout disc, and to get the desired size of Oreo crumbs I used a small food processor. Unfortunately (or fortunately, haha!), I overestimated how many cookies I needed and so I also ended up with a bowl full of leftover Oreo crumbs. Have you ever eaten crushed Oreos with a spoon? They melt in your mouth like you wouldn’t believe! (Yum!)
I learned through experience with these cookies that it was a good idea to drizzle the chocolate on a few cookies at a time and sprinkle the crumbs while the chocolate was still pretty soft, otherwise they didn’t stick well. Also it helped to keep the chocolate warm during the process. This is a great recipe to play around with different cookie shapes, colors, and chocolate designs to make them your own!
- ¾ pound butter (room temperature)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon mint extract
- 3 and ½ cups flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2-3 drops green food coloring
- 6 ounces chocolate melts
- 10-12 Cool Mint Oreos
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl, then add vanilla and mint extracts.
- In a separate bowl, sift together flour and salt. Once combined, slowly add to wet ingredients while mixing.
- Once dough has formed, add a drop of food coloring and mix. Repeat until desired color is reached.
- Place dough in a cookie press, or roll dough to about ¼ inch thick and cut cookies using cookie cutters of desired shape. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 18-20 minutes.
- While the cookies bake, crush the Oreos (best done in a food processor).
- Once cookies are cool, melt the chocolate candy melts according to the package directions and transfer into a candy decorating bag. Cut of the corner tip of the bag and use it to drizzle the cookies with melted chocolate.
- After drizzling chocolate on 3-4 cookies, sprinkle them with the Oreo crumbs so that they will stick. Repeat the process for 3-4 cookies at a time until they are all covered.
Thank you, Thing 1! Don’t those cookies look delicious?