Chocolate Mint Meltaways

Recipe by Ducky
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SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    cups mint chocolate chips
  • 1
    large egg yolk
  • 34
    cup butter, Softened
  • 1 14
    cups flour, Unbleached
  • 12
    cup confectioners' sugar, Sifted
  • GLAZE
  • 12
    cup mint chocolate chips (Use 1 10-oz bag of Nestles Mint-Chocolate Chips and divide into 1 cup and 1/2 cup.)
  • 2
    tablespoons almonds, Toasted, Chopped
  • 1 12
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DIRECTIONS

  • COOKIES:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Melt over hot (not boiling) water, 1 cup of mint chocolate chips; stir until smooth.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine butter, confectioners' sugar, and egg yolk.
  • Beat until creamy.
  • Add melted chips and flour; beat until well blended.
  • Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F. for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Allow to stand for 3 minutes before removing from cookie sheets.
  • Cool completely on wire racks.
  • GLAZE:
  • Combine over hot (not boiling) water the remaining 1/2 cup of mint-chocolate chips and vegetable shortening.
  • Stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Drizzle each cookie with 1/2 t of the glaze; sprinkle with almonds.
  • Chill until set.
  • Stor in airtight container in the refrigerator.
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