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Chocolate Mint Meltaways




  • 1 1/2 cups mint chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached flour


  • 1/2 cup mint chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, toasted, chopped


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Candy: Melt over hot (not boiling) water, 1 cup of mint chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine butter, confectioners' sugar and egg yolk. Beat until creamy.
  4. Add melted chips and flour; beat until well blended.
  5. Drop by heaping teaspoonsful onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Allow to stand for 3 minutes before removing from cookie sheets.
  7. Cool completely on wire racks.
  8. 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.
  9. Drizzle each cookie with 1/2 teaspoon of the glaze; sprinkle with almonds.
  10. Chill until set.
  11. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.


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