Mint Cut-Out Cookies with Dark Chocolate Glaze Icing

Mint and Chocolate were made to together.

These mint cut out cookies and dark chocolate icing go perfectly together.

There is no denying they have a familiar taste to a well known Girl Scout Cookie, yes they do.

Did that grab your attention?

Yes you can have the Thin Mint Experience ANYTIME!

Mint Cookie Recipe {printable}
1 cup butter
1 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons mint extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ¾ cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
green food coloring

Cream together butter and confectioner’s sugar.  Add to this the egg and flavorings.  Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt, adding this mixture one cupful at a time to the wet ingredients.  Mix until the dough forms a ball on the paddle.

Roll out on floured parchment paper and cut into desired shapes.  Bake at 400° for 7-8 minutes.

*recipe adapted from SweetSugarBelle’s Lemon Poppy Cookie

I just love these mini shamrocks

Dark Chocolate Glaze Icing Recipe
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
½ cup dark chocolate cocoa (unsweetened)
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1-2 teaspoon mint extract

Mix powdered sugar with cocoa and sift them. (when I don’t sift them and there are lumps in my icing) then add water, corn syrup and extract. Mix until smooth. Add more water or powdered sugar if it’s too thin or thick for you to pipe on.

Wishing you a Happy St.Patrick’s Day!


Looking for more St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

Mint Chocolate Cake

how about Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup with Irish Soda Bread Muffins



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  1. 1

    Fun! These really are the perfect SPD treat!

  2. 2

    Wow, those look good!

  3. 3

    Great, no…fabulous cookie idea!

  4. 5

    I love those cookies!! The mint cookie recipe would be perfect for a change from the usual sugar cookie.

  5. 6

    Thanks for sharing the recipe and tutorial. Made the dough. Getting ready to roll. Did you roll 1/4″, 3/8″ or ???

    • 7

      I rolled the dough fairly thick, I prefer thicker cookies so I’d say 3/8 but I don’t measure them :) I just eyeball it.

      • 8

        Thanks for the reply, Diane. My guess was 3/8″. I used to “eyeball”, but I now roll all my cut out doughs between 2 sheets of parchment with a 1/4″ or 3/8″ wood guide on each side of my dough. I love this method. No extra flour, no mess and perfect thickness every single time.

        • 9

          I always have the intention doing it that way, but seem to forget :( I will have to try harder to remember!

  6. 10

    The dark chocolate contrasts so well with the green mint! Another delicious beauty, Diane!

  7. 11

    Love the black and green color combo!!!

  8. 12

    These are gorgeous, and I want to eat them!

  9. 13

    this looks like a perfect cookies

  10. 14

    oh my! my mints craving is awake while seeing your post!
    kahaha! great job so creative :p

  11. 15

    whoa! awesome cookies! i love the looks i think its good :)
    i really want to lick the chocolates on top haha!

  12. 16

    Awesome ! so eyecatching . just looking at eat make me want to eat em all haha.
    thumbs up ya!

  13. 17

    These are darling Diane!

  14. 18

    After testing this recipe, I have a couple of responses:

    1) If the cookies are rolled thinner, make extra icing. I make my cookies thin, and a double batch of the icing would have suited me better. I did, however, find that they’re adorable with just a squiggle of icing instead of a solid layer.

    2) These are even better if you freeze them and eat them cold!

    Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. At some point I’m going to try it with lavender extract instead of mint because I love the combination of lavender and dark chocolate and this is such a simple recipe.


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