Double Chocolate Minties

Double Chocolate Minties250 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Double Chocolate Minties250

These fudgy cookies have a super chocolaty and extremely minty flavour without being overwhelming. Be sure the dough is well chilled before slicing the cookies to help them keep their round shape.

  • Portion size 55 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Ingredients

  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
Peppermint Ganache:
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream (35%)
  • 8 oz good-quality 70% dark chocolate finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract

Method

In large heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate with butter, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Remove from heat. Beat in sugar; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into chocolate mixture. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

Roll by rounded 1 tsp into balls; place, about 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets.

Bake in 350ºF (180ºC) oven until firm to the touch and no longer shiny, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on pans on racks for 5 minutes. Transfer to racks; let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 5 days.)

Peppermint Ganache: In small saucepan, bring cream just to boil. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate until smooth. Stir in peppermint extract; let cool to room temperature.

Spoon or pipe about 1 tsp of the ganache onto flat side of half of the cookies; sandwich with remaining cookies, pressing lightly to push ganache to edge. Refrigerate on baking sheets until ganache is set, about 10 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 5 days. Let come to room temperature before serving.)

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 7 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 109.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Potassium 54 mg
  • Cholesterol 16 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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