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Chocolate-Mint Hearts

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

2 dozen

Someone may be dipping a pear in chocolate fondue this very moment, but for the rest of us, it's breezier to dip cookies in minty chocolate for a quick indulgence. —Sheri Livermore, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Chocolate-Mint Hearts Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) mint chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • Colored sprinkles, optional

Directions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips; stir. Cool slightly. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, vanilla and melted chocolate. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until easy to handle. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 7-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a microwave, melt shortening and remaining chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Dip each cookie halfway into chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle chocolate with sprinkles if desired. Place on waxed paper; refrigerate until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie (calculated without sprinkles): 131 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 67mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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