These Chocolate Mint Sugar Cookies are amazing! A soft, chocolatey cookie topped with mint buttercream and finished off with a chocolate glaze. The perfect cookie for St. Patricks Day or really any time of the year!
I’ve never been one to go all whoo hoo crazy for St. Patrick’s Day☘️. Other than sugar cookies with green frosting, I may have occasionally over the years made green pancakes for breakfast, but that’s about all.
The whole pinching thing if you’re not wearing green is lame! I remember as a kid being pinched really hard one time and I’ve thought it was stupid ever since.This year I took my sugar cookies up a notch and made these Chocolate Mint Sugar Cookies. They are seriously amazing. Braydon declared them waaaay above the blog worthy standard my boys have set. I kind of have to agree.
Now while they are absolutely delicious eaten at room temp, my favorite way to eat them is cold so I keep them in the fridge. You eat them however you like, either way I’m pretty sure you’ll love them.
Happy St. Patricks Day!
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
- ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 egg
- 2 cups flour
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. cream of tartar
- ½ tsp. salt
- Mint Buttercream:
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 4-5 tablespoons cream or half-n-half
- 1 tsp. peppermint extract
- Green food coloring (about 2 drops)
- Chocolate Glaze:
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon cocoa
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2½ tablespoons hot water
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, oil, sugar, powdered sugar, and water. Add in egg and mix well.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Mix well and slowly add to the butter/sugar mixture until combined .
- Roll dough into golf-ball sized balls and place on non-stick cookie sheet or cookie sheet lined with a silicone baking mat.
- Dip the bottom of a glass into excess sugar and press on to each dough ball (re-dip cup in sugar each time) to flatten the cookie slightly, just until edges start to crack (don't press it too thin).
- Bake 8-9 minutes (they will still look underbaked). Do not over-bake. Let sit on cookie sheet for a couple minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. Frost with mint buttercream and chocolate glaze when cool.
- Mint buttercream: In a medium bowl, combine butter, half-n-half, peppermint extract and powdered sugar, mix until smooth. Add green food coloring and mix well. Spread evenly over cooled sugar cookie.
- Glaze:In a small bowl combine butter, cocoa, powdered sugar, vanilla and water. Mix until smooth. Spread a spoonful of glaze over mint buttercream. Serve cold or at room temp.
Recipe Source: Cookie recipe adapted from Favorite Family Recipes, Buttercream & Glaze from 5 Boys Baker