Creme de Menthe Cookies
This is my mother's Christmas recipe. She made these every year and whenever I smell them baking, I think of her. —Beth Cates, Hampton, Tennessee
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 2 dozen
- 3/4 cup margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 4 to 5 tablespoons green creme de menthe
- 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. In another bowl, whisk flour and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
- Preheat oven to 325°. Roll each portion of dough between two sheets of waxed paper to 1/4-in. thickness (dough will be soft). Cut with a floured 2-in. round cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 7-8 minutes or until set. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and enough creme de menthe to reach a spreading consistency. Spread evenly on bottoms of half of the cookies; cover with remaining cookies. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Frost cookies.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 191 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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