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Delicate Mint Thins

Newly married, I needed something fancy to impress my relatives at a reunion and came up with these cookies. I got many compliments on their subtle flavor.—Kristine McDaniel, Kettering, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1-2/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in mint. Shape into two 8-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-12 minutes or until edges are golden. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip each cookie halfway; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 64 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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