Delicate Mint ThinsNewly married, I needed something fancy to impress my relatives at a reunion and came…
Delicate Mint Thins
1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 large egg yolk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons 2% milk 1 cup fresh mint, finely chopped 1-2/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 tablespoon shortening
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg yolk and vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
Stir in mint.
Shape into two 8-in.
rolls; wrap each in plastic.
Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in.
Place 1 in.
apart on greased baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 8-12 minutes or until edges are golden.
Remove to wire racks to cool.
In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth.
Dip each cookie halfway; allow excess to drip off.
Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts 1 each:
- 64 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.