Grasshopper Cookies

These easy cookies are based on the plain chocolate wafer cookies that are used to make the old-fashioned chocolate dessert of cookies layered with cream.

YIELDS 30 cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 7-ounce jar marshmallow crème
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3–5 drops green food color
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 10-ounce package chocolate wafer cookies
  1. Place marshmallow crème in medium bowl and mix in peppermint extract and green food color. Stir in powdered sugar until blended, then stir in ¾cup chocolate chips.

  2. Place cookies on a wire rack and top each with a spoonful of the marshmallow crème mixture; spread to edges. Place in freezer for 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, place remaining 1¼ cups chocolate chips in glass measuring cup. Heat at 50 percent power in microwave oven until chips are almost melted, about 1½ minutes.

  4. Stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.

  5. Remove cookies from freezer. Spoon some of the chocolate mixture over each cookie to coat. Return to freezer for a few minutes to harden chocolate. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

Marshmallow Crème

Marshmallow crème, also known as marshmallow fluff, is a fat-free product usually made of corn syrup, sugar, egg whites, and vanilla. It will keep, unopened, in a cool place for about a year. To measure it, first oil the measuring cup and the crème will slip right out.

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