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Chocolate-Mint Snow-Top Cookies


These minty marvels made their way to our test kitchen from cookie lovers in Fargo, N.D.

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint flavoring
  • Powdered sugar

Combine flour, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside. In a saucepan heat 1 cup of the chocolate pieces over low heat until melted, stirring constantly.

Beat butter with a mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat in granulated sugar until combined. Beat in melted chocolate, eggs, vanilla, and mint flavoring. Stir in flour mixture and remaining chocolate pieces. Wrap dough in plastic wrap. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm enough to shape.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar. Place balls about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are crackled. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet. Transfer to wire racks. Cool. Makes 4 dozen.

"Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Cookies 2002"

Thursday, December 04, 2003

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