Minty Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate-mint lovers should look no further than this melt-in-your-mouth cookie recipe, best enjoyed right out of the oven.

Minty Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients

  • 125 g (1 cup) plain flour
  • 25 g (¼ cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 135 g (⅔ cup) caster sugar
  • 55 g (¼ cup) butter spread
  • 20 chocolate-covered mints

Directions

  1. Place flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir.
  2. Place large egg, vanilla, sugar, and margarine into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  3. Select Variable 1.
  4. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  5. Blend for 25 seconds.
  6. Add the mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir well to combine.
  7. Gather the dough into a ball, shape into a 30 cm (12-inch) long log, wrap in waxed paper and freeze for 3 hours, or up to 3 months.
  8. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). With a sharp knife, slice the frozen log into 0.6 cm (¼-inch) thick slices and place 2.5 cm (1 inch) apart on a sprayed cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until just set.
  10. As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, place a small, flat chocolate-covered mint between two cookies while they are still warm, squeeze a little to help the chocolate melt to the cookies, and set on a wire rack to cool.