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Snow-Topped Chocolate Mint Cookies

Our local newspaper had a cookie contest a while back. This was one of the recipes featured, and it caught my eye because I love mint flavor. My family likes these cookies as much as I do.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) mint chocolate chips, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt 1 cup chocolate chips; stir until smooth and set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the melted chocolate chips and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls, then roll in confectioners' sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are set and centers are almost set. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 151 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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