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Crème de Menthe Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

by Jamie on March 11, 2013

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It’s no mystery that I love to bake, and I bake often. If you’ve followed MBA for any length of time, you know that I have teamed up with Truvia to create a few recipes using their Baking Blend. Using Truvia Baking Blend in everyday baking has allowed me to cut some calories in my diet, without having to cut out my weekly baking ritual. It’s also allowed me to provide my readers with more diet friendly recipes – totally a good thing, right?

I had also wanted to try mixing Truvia Baking Blend with molasses to see how it works as a substitute for brown sugar. The results were pretty fantastic; richly flavored and beautifully textured little chocolate mint cookies. And I’ll forewarn you that I’ve been on quite the Mint-Chocolate kick in recent days – so, prepare yourselves.

These cookies are intensely chocolatey with a slight mocha flavor from the espresso powder. That paired with the cool mint of the candies makes these a delectable mint mocha treat. And let’s face it, anything stuffed with a little piece of candy has to be amazing, right?

While the mint green is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, these cookies are completely addictive any day of the year. Don’t wait for a holiday to bake some up. A random Monday will work just fine.

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Crème de Menthe Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

March 11th, 2013

Yield: about 2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes plus chill time

Ingredients:

½ cup of Truvia Baking Blend (see note below for sugar substitution)
1 1/2 teaspoon molasses
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
12 Andes Mints, broken in half
1/4 cup of chopped Andes Mints or Crème de Menthe baking chips

Directions:

1. In a small bowl, mix together Truvia Baking Blend and molasses with a fork until well blended. Set aside.

2. In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, espresso powder and salt; mix well.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat together Truvia Baking Blend mixture and butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg; beat well. With the mixer on low, gently add the flour mixture and mix until blended.

4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

5. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

6. To form each cookie, take about 1 Tablespoon of dough and form it around 1 half of an Andes mint; creating a thick round disc. Place formed cookies 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.

7. Using your fingers, gently press a teaspoon of chopped mints or baking chips into the top of each cookie.

8. Bake cookies for 7 to 10 minutes or until set and slightly cracked. Cool cookies for 5 minutes on baking sheet and then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Notes:

- Did you know that you could make your own ‘brown’ Truvia Baking Blend by mixing it with molasses? When mixing Truvia baking blend with molasses, keep mixing with fork until mixture is completely blended and no chunks of molasses remain.

- Want to use granulated sugar in place of the Truvia? Simply substitute 1 cup granulated sugar in place of the Truvia and double the molasses to equal 1 tablespoon.

- Need more cookies? This recipe can easily be doubled.


Disclosure: My Baking Addiction has teamed up with Truvia to develop recipes using Truvia® Baking Blend. This is a sponsored post written as part of that program. All opinions about Truvia Baking Blend are my own.


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marcie@flavorthemoments March 11, 2013 at 8:27 pm

I’m a huge fan of chocolate and mint, and those flavors are what I crave most around St. Patrick’s Day for sure! These cookies look amazing, and I’ve love to sink my teeth into one…dozen….

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Holiday Baker Man March 11, 2013 at 10:31 pm

can you tell St. Paddy’s day is coming? Thank go I love chocolate and mint!

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com March 11, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Need this cookies in my life. I’d could go to town with a few handfuls :)

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 12, 2013 at 11:07 am

So fun! This sounds awesome!

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Michele March 12, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Everyone can use some low-cal recipes! They look delicious.

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Michelle March 12, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Can’t wait to try these! It looks like the cocoa powder wasn’t included in the ingredients list. How much should be used? THANKS!

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Jamie March 12, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Michelle-
Thanks for catching that error. The amount is 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. I’ve corrected the ingredient list. Thanks again!
-Jamie

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet March 12, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I need a dozen! Like now! Love these!

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Gloria @ Simply Gloria March 12, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I’m posting a mint chocolate cookie tomorrow…how funny is that! Jamie, you always amaze me! These look so fabulous! I love mint chocolate cookies. And I especially love how you made these…you ROCK! (=

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Jackie {La Casa de Sweets} March 12, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Oh, yum!!!! Can’t wait to try these :)

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe March 12, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Love the chocolate/mint combination – yum!

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Gourmantine March 13, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Chocolate and mint combination is classic, these look so pretty!

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peabody March 13, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Yum! I love me some surprise middle cookies.

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Michael March 14, 2013 at 9:47 am

I love how “plump” those cookies are – and chocolate & mint combo? You can never go wrong with that!

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shelly (cookies and cups) March 14, 2013 at 10:33 am

My kiddo would love these. He is obsessed with those mints :)

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Paula B. March 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I like to bake goodies a few days a week, also. These look delicious and will be great for my St.Paddy’s Day treats this weekend. (You had me at: cocoa, espresso, and mint – all in one recipe!)

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PapaLos @ The Man, The Chef, The Dad March 15, 2013 at 12:10 am

Wow, these look amazing! My wife goes crazy for these mints, I’m going to have to try this out one day.

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Kelly@LifemadeSweeter March 15, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Yum these look so good!! Our house is loving anything that includes chocolate and mint these days:)

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Linda Warren March 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm

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Kaitlin March 22, 2013 at 11:01 am

These look amazing! One question, I don’t see vanilla listed in the ingredients and I don’t see where to add the salt in the directions? Can’t wait to make these :)

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Jamie March 22, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Kaitlin-

Sorry about this – we had issues with this recipe when cutting and pasting it into the print form. Thanks for bringing it to our attention, we will fix it right away.

-Jamie

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