Chocolate mint meltaways

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Mint-Chocolate Chips; *
¾ cup Butter; Softened
½ cup Confectioners' Sugar; Sifted
½ cup Mint Chocolate Chips; *
1½ tablespoon Vegetable Shortening
1 each Egg Yolk; Large
1¼ cup Flour; Unbleached
2 tablespoons Almonds; Toasted, Chopped

GLAZE

* Use 1 10-oz bag of Nestles Mint-Chocolate Chips and divide into 1 cup

and ½ 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 ½ cup of mint-chocolate chips and vegetable shortening. Stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Drizzle each cookie with ½ t of the glaze; sprinkle with almonds. Chill until set. Stor in airtight container in the refrigerator.

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