This afternoon I made Chocolate Mint Snowtop Cookies, which I used to love to make when I was a teenager but I haven't made in years! They were just as good as I remembered.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate pieces (no, you can't substitute milk chocolate chips -- they won't turn out right.)
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
~ 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, for rolling dough balls
- Combine flour, baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt, set aside.
- In a saucepan heat 1 cup of chocolate pieces over low heat until melted, stirring constantly.
- Beat butter with a mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat in granulated sugar until combined. Add in melted chocolate, eggs, vanilla, and mint flavoring. Mix until combined.
- Stir in flour mixture and remaining chocolate pieces.
- Wrap dough in plastic wrap. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm enough to shape.
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Shape dough into 1" balls; roll balls in powdered sugar. Place balls about 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are crackled.
- Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet.
- Transfer to wire racks; cool.
Bring these to your next communal feast! Spread the chocolate mint goodness around.