Chocolate Mint Drops

Chocolate Mint Drops
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3 Reviews
Creme de menthe teacakes with mint chocolate topping make a good after-dinner treat.
45 min
Prep Time
2:10
Total Time
72 cookies

Ingredients

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2/3 cup
sugar
2 teaspoons
vanilla
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)
2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 (10-ounce) package (2 cups)
crème de menthe baking chips*
Powdered sugar, sifted
 
*Substitute 60 crème de menthe candy thins, chopped.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add vanilla and egg yolk; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, beating on low speed just until mixed. Stir in 1/3 cup baking chips.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes or until bottoms just start to brown and cookies are set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  4. Place remaining 1 2/3 cups baking chips in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes until melted and smooth.
  5. Tilt pan and dip top of each cookie into melted chocolate; shake off excess chocolate. Place onto waxed paper. Let stand 15 minutes at room temperature until chocolate is set.. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.
  6. Variation:
  7. Mint Snowballs: Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar rather than dipping in melted mint chocolate.

Recipe Tips

- Melt baking chips in small microwave-safe dish on HIGH (100%power), stirring after 30 seconds, until melted and smooth (30 to 90 seconds).

- Chocolate can discolor when frozen. To make these cookies ahead; bake cookies and allow to cool completely. Layer cookies, between sheets of waxed paper, in freezer container with tight-fitting lid. Freeze up to one month. Dip thawed cookies in melted mint chocolate the day you serve them.

- Serve these drop cookies in paper candy cups on a pretty plate for a special after dinner cookie.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
60
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
7g
Protein
1g
Fat
3.5g
Sodium
20mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

The recipe was easy, a bit time-consuming, but great for a Mother's Day luncheon to make my hard-working daughter feel appreciated.

Rating

THE LAST OF THE COOKIE'S I MADE FOR THE LUNCHEON. I HAD PURCHASED A BAG OF THE ANDES MINT CHIP'S A FEW WEEK'S PRIOR BUT HADN'T USED THEM YET. HOW LUCKY I CAME ACROSS THIS RECIPE CALLING FOR THE EXACT SAME THING. YOUR PICTURE SHOWED THEM TO BE CHOCOLATE BUT THEIR NOT. IT CALL'S FOR DIPPING THE TOP'S BUT FOUND IT A LITTLE MESSY, SO I JUST DRIZZLED THE REST ON THE COOKIE'S THEN LIGHTLY DUSTED WITH THE POWDERED SUGAR. ANOTHER SUCCESS STORY. JCB

Rating

These tasty little chocolate coated cookies melt in your mouth. It's a terrific spin of the Mexican Wedding cake. They can be a tad bit time consumming since the dough is very flaky and you need to pat together each ball, but well worth it.

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