Time passes quickly.. It`s already late fall and soon we will be enjoying winter magic. The very thought of winter brings me back to my childhood and thinking of winter delights, especially Christmas and New Year’s Eve always makes me smile – with this adorable Christmas Tree Mint Cookies.
We all become kids when Christmas is coming, don’t we? Decorating our homes and Christmas trees, buying presents and making Christmas cookies are all parts of Christmas magic.
There has always been something special about making Christmas cookies in our home. I simply adore preparing, as well as decorating them. My home is filled with some special warmth and the air is full of Christmas smells. Take a look the rest of our cookies recipes Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookies.
While I am preparing these Christmas Tree Mint Cookies recipe, a lovely smell of mint fills every part of my home and announces Christmas magic. Mint tastes so refreshing and distinguished – perfect for special occasions. I really love these crunchy mint cookies, covered with chocolate and sprinkles.
- 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 2/3 cup unsalted butter - softened
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp mint extract
- 1-2 tsp green food coloring
- 3.5 ounces melted white chocolate
- Festive sprinkles
- In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed for 4-5 minutes, until it becomes fluffy and bright. Add mint extract and food coloring and mix well.
- Then, add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix it until you get dough. Divide dough in half and shape each of them into a ball. Wrap the balls into wax paper and press them a bit, with your hands. Leave them in fridge for 3 hours or overnight.
- After taking one of the balls, wait for 5-10 minutes, for the dough to soften.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 300°F. Using rolling pin, roll the dough into 1/4 inch thickness. Cut the dough with tree- shaped cookies cutter. Place cookies in the baking pan, at least 1 inch apart. Bake them for 23-25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
- Do the same with the other ball of dough.
- Cookies need to be completely cool when you decorate them. Melt white chocolate with just a few drops of oil and put in a piping bag.
- Decorate the cookies with white chocolate and sprinkles, while chocolate is still soft.
Store at room temperature for a couple a days.