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Snow-Topped Chocolate Mint Cookies

 Snow-Topped Chocolate Mint Cookies
Our local newspaper had a cookie contest a while back. This was one of the recipes featured, and it caught my eye because I love mint flavor. My family likes these cookies as much as I do.
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) mint chocolate chips, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt 1 cup chocolate chips; stir until smooth and set
  • aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the
  • melted chocolate chips and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and
  • salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the
  • remaining chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or
  • until easy to handle.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls, then roll in confectioners' sugar. Place 2 in.
  • apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes

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Snow-Topped Chocolate Mint Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • or until edges are set and centers are almost set. Cool for 10
  • minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 151 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.