Chocolate-Mint Evergreen Christmas Tree Cookies

These lovely Christmas tree cookies have a mint puffy frosting tree and nonpareil and sprinkles for ornaments.  They would make a great addition to a Christmas cookie swap.

Chocolate-Mint Evergreen Christmas Tree Cookies

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon mint extract
  • 5 drops green food coloring
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Colored sugar, nonpareils, sprinkles and dragées, for decorating

For another fun Christmas tree dessert for the holidays, be sure to check out my Christmas dirt cups using waffle cones and Oreo cookies. 

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