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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Chocolate Chip Mint Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream is my very favorite ice cream in the entire world, it's been my favorite since I was just a little girl. I could probably eat it every day and NOT get tired of it. When I made these cookies I wasn't expecting them to taste as good as my favorite ice cream, I was hoping they would taste close to the same...thats what I was going for. Much to my surprise, they taste just like chocolate chip mint ice cream....OHHHH they are so delicious!!!!!
I could just eat them by the dozen (I don't...but I've thought about it!) You have got to give these scrumptious little treats a try, I know you'll be hooked!

Chocolate Chip Mint Sandwich Cookies

1 (18.25 oz) package "Triple Chocolate" cake mix
1 (18.25) package "Chocolate Fudge" cake mix
4 eggs
2/3 c. oil
*dough will be very stiff!

In a medium bowl mix the 2 cake mixes together. Add the eggs and oil and mix well. Dough will be stiff. Roll dough into small 1" balls (smaller than a walnut) and place them on a greased cookie sheet. Flatten the balls slightly with the back of a spoon or you finger/hand.

Bake for 7-8 minutes at 325 degrees or until the tops of the cookies are cracked but not hard and burnt. Cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes until cooled slightly, then move them to a cooling rack or onto a counter top.

*I like to cook my cookies for the least amount of time and still have them done and when I get my cookies out of the oven, I always hit the pan on the counter (carefully so you don't throw the cookies off), this makes the middles fall and keeps the cookie soft and chewy....if you like them a little more crisp, cook them to your desired doneness.

After cookies are done and completely cooled, mix frosting (recipe below) and spread between two cooled cookies. Continue until all cookies are frosted.

*These cookies freeze wonderfully...SO if you have the problem that I do (eating them if they are staring at you on the counter), freeze them and then pull them out when you are ready to eat them again.

Chocolate Chip Mint Frosting:

2 lb. powdered sugar
3/4 c. shortening (not butter or margarine)
1/2 c. milk
2 t. vanilla
2-3 cap full (or more if you like a stronger flavor) peppermint extract
1/2 c. Andes mint baking chips
green food coloring

Mix together all ingredient EXCEPT mint chocolate chips. Stir with electric beaters (start on low so that your powdered sugar doesn't go all over). Continue to beat until frosting is completely mixed. Add mint chocolate chips and stir in with a spoon until well blended. Frost cookies and ENJOY...but not too much *wink*.

*you can also use REGULAR flavored frosting (just leave out the mint flavoring, mint chips and food coloring...but add 2 more teaspoons of vanilla) and make them more like a regular OREO....I've tried them that way too and they are just as good (SO very yummy)....BUT the mint is still my favorite!


  1. Now this is the perfect summer treat, you don't have to worry about the ice cream melting!

  2. okay anything that tastes remotely similar to chocolate chip mint ice cream is HEAVEN in my books!! i love how u have wiggle room for the peppermint flavoring.. haha id be tempted to add a little more in for sure :P