Kathy H
Edited on Mar 22, 2005

May is the month Kentucky hosts America’s most famous horseracing event, the Kentucky Derby. Serve these delightful cookies while watching the race on television. Preparation 30 min. Baking 10 min.


1 cup Butter, softened*
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
21 crème de menthe thin candies, unwrapped, cut in half diagonally


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine butter, 1 cup sugar and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, peppermint extract and vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Beat until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in remaining sugar to coat. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes or until cookies are set.

Immediately press mint half into center of each cookie. Let stand 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.

*Substitute Soft Baking Butter with Canola Oil right from the refrigerator.

TIP: Chocolate mints will melt slightly after being pressed into the warm cookies, but will set upon cooling.
Ingredient Substitution Index

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen cookies

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)


Calories: 110
Fat: 5 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Sodium: 70 mg
Carbohydrates: 16 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 1 g

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

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