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Chocolate Mint Dreams

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 5 min./batch + cooling

Makes

about 3 dozen

Since chocolate and mint is my favorite flavor combination, these dainty frosted treats are hard to resist. But I manage to save some for guests, because they make my cookie trays look so elegant. —Anne Revers, Omaha, Nebraska
Chocolate Mint Dreams Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • ICING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 to 2 drops green food coloring, optional
  • DRIZZLE:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon shortening

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cream together butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in cooled chocolate and extract. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in chocolate chips. (Dough will be soft.)
  2. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake until firm, 5-7 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For icing, mix butter, confectioners' sugar, extract and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. If desired, tint green with food coloring. Spoon icing onto cookies.
  4. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over tops.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 123 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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