Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mint Chocolate Chip Nutella Sandwich Cookies

Seems everywhere you look today you see rainbows,  leprechauns, mint and chocolate, or more accurately, mint and chocolate together.  Though I made these cookies about a week ago, and they're long gone, I thought St. Patrick's Day would be the best day to post about them.  Don't get me wrong, they would be fabulous any day of the year!
This tasty recipe comes from Samantha of Flour De Lis:)  If you aren't familiar with Samantha and her cookies, you need to definitely check out her blog! 
This recipe is a cut-out cookie recipe and I used my 3-inch, round, scalloped cutter which produced such pretty cookies. I made them into sandwich cookies with Nutella taking center stage. It was the perfect complement to the mint!  They were a hit and we all gobbled them right up!

 Crisp around the edges and soft in the middle:)

 Mint Chocolate Chip Nutella Sandwich Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 drops green gel food coloring
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Nutella
    1. In large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy.
    2. Add egg, peppermint extract and green food coloring. Mix well.
    3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
    4. Add dry mixture to creamed mixture in 2-3 additions. Mixing lightly between each.
    5. Mix all ingredients well, until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl and is soft but not sticky         
       to touch.
    6. Roll dough into ball and place on lightly floured surface.
    7. Roll out dough and cut into desired shapes.
    8. Place cookies on cookie sheet and freeze for about 10 minutes while oven preheats to 350 degrees.
    9. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes depending on size.
    10. Cool cookies completely.
    11.  Spread some Nutella between two cookies, and sandwich them together. :)
This recipe makes about 18 yummy sandwich cookies.

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

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  1. This looks like a recipe I need to make ASAP!

  2. YUM! What a great combination. Happy St. Patrick's Day! XOXO

  3. These look amazing!! My neighbor is crazy for mint and nutella, I am definitely making these for her!

  4. I can imagine what a big hit these cookies were. Great idea to sandwich them with Nutella.

  5. OMG, Sue, these look amazing and delicious. There's nothing like mint with chocolate, yumoriffic!

    Happy St Patrick's day to you too. I'm not Irish but living in the UK I'd consider myself quite close, lol!

  6. I was just thinking about how much I want to make mint chocolate chip cookies. Adding Nutella? Genius! Perfect all year long.

  7. These are so pretty! Would love to try it for my family. :)

  8. Dear oh dear. How am I meant to stay on my wedding dress diet when posts like THIS pop up? But really - this is perfect.

  9. My friends think I'm crazy for not liking mint, but I'm just not a big fan of the flavor. I would definitely make these minus the peppermint extract though!

  10. I'm super eager to try Samantha's recipe! Adding Nutella was genius!

  11. My son will be excited if he sees these Nutella sandwich cookies.

    You are so clever adding mint into these cookies for St Patrick's day baking... I always admire your creativity.

  12. I love this nutella and mint combo and they are sooo pretty..

  13. Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day! These cookies look amazing.

  14. My favorite thing in the entire word is Nutella. YUM

  15. These look heavenly! Thanks for stopping by strawberry mommy cakes today...otherwise I may have never seen these...or maybe that's not such a good thing ;)

  16. I love nutella and this recipe looks yummy, will definetly have to try this one out. Thank you for posting :)

  17. I just found this...don't care if it's not St Paddy's Day...I LOVE chocolate and mint!!! Thank YOU!!!!

  18. I am soo excited to have found my way here! I am gonna make these but with a red coloring for my Christmas cookie tins.