Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Foodie - Chocolate Mint Snow-Top Cookies

So many Christmas cookies, so little time. Today's cookie is a really easy and delicious recipe. It calls for mint-flavored chocolate chips. I couldn't find those exactly, but I did find a bag of Nestle mixed mint chips and dark chocolate chips in the Christmas baking section of the grocery store. You could just use regular semi-sweet chocolate chips, though, if you can’t find the mint.

Next week: get ready to roll!

I hope you’re enjoying your holidays and remembering what’s most important: sweets.

Ha! Just kidding, of course.  It's the celebration of the birth of our precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Chocolate Mint Snow-Top Cookies

1 ½ cups flour
1 ½ t baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 10-oz package mint flavored semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
confectioner’s sugar

1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. Melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add melted chocolate chips and vanilla, beat in eggs.

2. Add flour mixture and remaining ½ cup chips. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; freeze until firm, about 20 minutes.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; coat with confectioner’s sugar. (You might want to make a batch of the cookie balls, then roll them all in the confectioner’s sugar all at once to keep from getting a lot of the sugar in the cookie dough.)

4. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes.

Makes about 36 cookies.

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