Mint Meltaways

Mint Meltaways

Mint Meltaways

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 30 cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups Mint-Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 cups Butter - Softened
  • 1/2 cups Confectioners' Sugar - Sifted
  • 1 Egg Yolk - Large
  • 1 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cups mint chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, toasted, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. 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. Add melted chips and flour; beat until well blended.
  4. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Drizzle each cookie with the glaze; sprinkle with almonds.
  8. Chill until set. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
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