Monday, December 28, 2009

Chocolate Mint Cookies

~1 cup of butter softened
~1 cup powdered sugar
~1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
~2 egg yolks
~16 drops of green food coloring
~2 1/2 cups flour
~1/2 tsp baking powder
~1/4 tsp salt
~3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
~3 Tbsp Whipping Cream
~3 Tbsp butter
~18 Andes Mints, cut diagonally in half
Preheat oven to 350* and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl beat 1 cup of butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg yolks and food coloring until well mixed
On low speed add the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Shape into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
Using the end of a wooden spoon, press a deep well into the center of each cookie
Bake about 10 min. or until set
reshape wells if needed
cool completely
Melt the chocolate chips, whipping cream, and 3 tbsp of butter until smooth
Fill each well with chocolate mix
Garnish with the Andes mints.

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