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Decadent Chocolate Mint Melt-Aways

 

Decadent Chocolate Mint Melt-Aways recipe
31

Yield

48

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

45

min

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

Cookies
1 cup butter
unsalted, room temp
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon mint extract
*
½ cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
Ganache
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
9 ounces white chocolate
¼ teaspoon mint extract
*
Coating
9 ounces chocolate, bittersweet
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening

Directions

Cookies:

Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃).

Butter 2 large heavy baking sheets.

Using mixer, cream butter, sugar and extracts until light.

Beat in half of the flour.

Stir in remaining flour.

Spoon half of dough into a pastry bag fitted with #4 star tip, or cookie press.

Either pipe 2½ inch ovals with solid centers or press into desired shape, spacing cookies ½ inches apart.

Repeat with remaining dough.

Bake until golden brown on edges, about 12 minutes.

Transfer to paper towels and cool.

Ganache:

Bring cream and butter to simmer in heavy small saucepan.

Add chocolate and stir until smooth.

Mix in extract.

Refrigerate just until firm enough to spread, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.

Line 2 cookie sheets with foil or parchment paper.

Using a small spatula spread 1 teaspooon of ganache over flat side of cookie.

Arrange ganache side up on cookie sheets.

Refrigerate until firm.

Coating:

Melt chocolate and shortning together over double boiler until smooth.

Remove from water.

Grasping cookie by the edges, dip bottom of cookie into chocolate, place on cookie sheet chocolate side down.

Repeat with remaining cookies.

Chill until chocolate sets.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 22g (0.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 87762% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 60g 93%
Saturated Fat 37g 183%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 27%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10% Iron 17%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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