Creme De Menthe Brownie Sandwiches

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I did this for a holiday cookie exchange party we hosted with some of our great friends and they were very well received. According to my husband, as soon as he mentioned that those were what I did, the other husbands ran upstairs to get some. Many of the wives had told me that they make many of my recipes and that their families are enjoying my food blog. Even my husband said that the other husbands were giving me "accessories" for the blog. Good to know that I have huge fans, even if many of them are people I know personally. I always love to hear comments and what recipes they like and make frequently in their homes.

Anyway, let's go back to this cookie. I told everyone I'm on a mint chocolate kick and this is another recipe to add to the list if you are a mint fanatic like me. I loved the texture of the brownie cookies: soft, chewy, and sweet. It's like I'm eating a mint brownie, but in a cookie shape. Perfect for neighbors parties and gifts. Happy Holidays!

Ingredients

Brownie cookie:

  • 12 oz (1 bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, sifted

Creme De Menthe Buttercream:

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon + pure mint cream extract
  • green dye, optional
  • green sugar crystals, optional

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate and butter until smooth. The mixture will be thick, but smooth. Set aside.
  2. Place the eggs, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer equipped with a paddle attachment and whisk for 15 minutes or until pale and creamy.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, and chocolate mixture. Mix to combine. Scrape down bowl and paddle as needed.
  4. Scoop 2 scoops for each cookie (I use a # 50 scoop) on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 * F for 10-12 minutes or until puffed and cracked. Let cool completely in trays.
  6. While the cookies cool, in a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar and mint cream extract. You can add more mint flavoring until you get the desired mint flavor, but don't add too much you know to eat toothpaste. Add green food coloring and mix until desired color is obtained.
  7. Place the inside of a coupler in a pastry bag and leave the band turned off. Fill with mint frosting and roll over the bottom of a brownie cookie. Top with a second brownie cookie, bottom side down, on top of icing. Turn and push with a little pressure to make sure the filling stretches to the edges without breaking the cookie. Sprinkle the edges of the icing with green sugar crystals. Repeat with the remaining cookies.

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