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Chocolate Mint Meltaways

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Servings: 12
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts

1 1/2  cups  Mint-Chocolate Chips, *
3/4  cup  Butter, Softened
1/2  cup  Confectioners' Sugar, Sifted
1  each  Egg Yolk, Large
1 1/4  cups  Flour, Unbleached
1/2  cup  Mint Chocolate Chips, *
1 1/2  tablespoons  Vegetable Shortening
2  tablespoons  Almonds; Toasted, Chopped

* Use 1 10-oz bag of Nestles Mint-Chocolate Chips and divide into 1 cup and 1/2 cup. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ COOKIES: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 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 blended. 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 almonds. Chill until set. Stor in airtight container in the refrigerator.

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