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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

Course Cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16 cookie sandwiches
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl

Ingredients

For Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • 3/4 c. unsalted butter melted
  • 3/4 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 yolk at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp. mint extract
  • 3-4 dropsIn green food coloring
  • 2 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips divided

For Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 c. butter softened
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

For Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg, yolk, vanilla extract, mint extract, and green food coloring, beating until blended.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and cornstarch.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl, and beat until combined.
  4. Fold in 1 1/2 c. chocolate chips, reserving 1/2 c. for pressing into the cookies after baking.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours.
  6. Roll dough by tablespoonfuls and place onto parchment paper or silicone mat-lined baking sheets. Try to make the dough tall cylinders so they bake thick.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until the centers are just set, and the edges are golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven, and press 4-5 chocolate chips onto the top of each cookie.
  9. Allow cookies to cool on the pan for 10 minutes before before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

For Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter til smooth.
  2. Add powdered sugar, and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Spread a heaping tablespoonful of frosting on the bottom of one cookie, and top with another cookie. Enjoy!