I <3 Secret Baker Gift Exchanges! December IS the perfect month because tis the season for baking!
This month I was lucky enough to get MICHELE as my secret baker. She spoiled me with 4 gift bags filled with chocolate mint snow top cookies along with various chocolate candies. (There are only 3 bags pictured since I already ate one whole bag!!) She even included nutritional information. Not sure I really wanted to know though! LOL.
Chocolate Mint Snow Top Cookies
Makes 48 servings (1 cookie=1 serving)
Calories/serving = 46
1-1/2 cups AP flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate pieces
6 tbsp butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1-1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp mint flavoring
> Combin flour, baking powerd and 1/4 tsp salt
> In saucepan, heat 1 cup of chocolate pieces over low heat until melted, stirring constantly
> Beat butter with mixer on medium speed for 30 secs. Beat in granulated sugar until combined
> Beat in melted chocolate, eggs, vanila and mint flavoring
> Stir in flour mixture and remaining chocolate pieces
> Wrap dough in plastic wrap and freeze for 30 minutes or until firm enough to shape
> Preheat oven 350 F
> Shape dough into 1 inch balls
> Roll balls in powdered sugar
> Place balls about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until tops crackled
> Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet before transfering to wire racks.