Chocolate Mint Meltaways
1 1/2 c
3/4 c Butter - Softened
1/2 c Confectioners' Sugar - Sifted
1 Egg Yolk - Large
1 1/4 c Flour - Unbleached
1/2 cup mint chocolate chips
1 1/2 tablespoons shortening
2 tablespoons almonds, toasted, chopped
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
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
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
Chill until set. Store in airtight container in the