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Mint Wafers

I enjoy nibbling on these cookies with a cup of tea or coffee for a midday treat. For even more mint flavor, use mint chocolate chips instead of semisweet.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 teaspoons shortening

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg extract. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Shape into two 8-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerated for 3 hours or until firm.
  • Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Spread or drizzle cooled cookies.
Editor's Note
If mint chocolate chips are not available, place 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract in a plastic bag; seal and toss to coat. Allow chips to stand for 24-48 hours.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 118 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Michell408
    Jul 5, 2010

    These are a nice lightly minty cookie. I used Giradelli melting chocolate from Sam's Club and drizzled it over the top for a beautiful presentation.

  • thegeema
    Feb 7, 2009

    This recipe is a totally disappointment BECAUSE there is a white filling and no place in the recipe or instructions does it include the ingredients or how to put this cookie together.