Creme De Menthe Brownie Sandwiches

I made these for a holiday cookie exchange party that we hosted with some of our great friends & they were very well received.  According to my husband, as soon as he mentioned that those were the ones I made, the other husbands ran upstairs to get some.  A lot of the wives had told me that they make a lot of my recipes & their families are enjoying my food blog.  Even my husband said the other husbands were giving me “props” for the blog.  It’s good to know I have such great fans, even if a lot of them are people I know personally.  I always love to hear feedback & which recipes they like & make frequently in their homes.


Anyway, back to this cookie.  I told you all that I am on a mint chocolate kick & this is another recipe to add to the list if you are a mint fan like me.  I loved the texture of the brownie cookies: soft, chewy, & fudgy.  It is as if you are eating a mint brownie, but in cookie form.  Perfect for holiday parties & neighbor gifts.  Happy Holidays!

 

Creme De Menthe Brownie Sandwiches

Yield: 16 Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients

    Brownie Cookie:
  • 12oz (1 bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder, sifted
  • Creme De Menthe Buttercream:
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp (+) pure creme de menthe extract
  • green food coloring, optional
  • green sugar crystals, optional

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate & butter until smooth. The mixture will be THICK, but smooth. Set aside.
  2. Place eggs, sugar & vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment & beat for 15 minutes or until pale & creamy.
  3. Add flour, baking powder & chocolate mixture. Mix to combine. Scraping the bowl & paddle as necessary.
  4. Scoop 2 tablespoonfuls for each cookie (I use a #50 scoop) onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350*F for 10-12 minutes or until puffed & cracked. Allow to cool completely on trays.
  6. While cookies cool, in a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat butter, powdered sugar & creme de menthe extract. You can add more mint flavoring until desired mint-iness, but don't add too much that it tastes like eating toothpaste. Add green food coloring & mix to desired color.
  7. Put the inside of a coupler into a pastry bag & leave the band off. Fill with mint icing & swirl onto the underside of one brownie cookie. Top with a second brownie cookie, bottom side down on top of the icing. Twist & push with a little bit of pressure to make sure filling spreads to the edges without breaking the cookie. Sprinkle edges of icing with green sugar crystals. Repeat with remaining cookies.

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Recipe adapted from Bakers Royale
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