Saturday, December 6, 2008

Mint Meltaways


Ben and I share a love for chocolate and mint.  We have a favorite recipe that totally melts in your mouth!

You need:
4 egg whites
1 1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon mint extract
1 cup chocolate chips (or chocolate mint chips if available)
green food coloring

Preheat oven to 35o degrees.

Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.  Gradually add sugar and salt a little at a time, dissolving completely.  Beat until fairly stiff peaks form.

Add mint extract and food coloring.  Fold in chips.

Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.  If you want them to look a little fancier, put the mixture into a plastic food storage bag, and close.  Cut off a corner and use as a decorator tip.

Sprinkle with a few remaining chips if desired.

Place in oven and turn it off.  Leave in oven for six hours or overnight.  Do not open!

Remove from oven and serve!

"I'm Ben P. and I approved this recipe."

Remember, our "Cookie Exchange" is coming on Monday.  Come back and link up a recipe of your own, and then go find some inspiration from others.  If you're not ready by Monday, no problem!  Come back and add yours anytime.  Invite a friend!


Givinya De Elba said...

Oh, Yum.

Betty said...

These look delicious!!
I just wanted to let you know that I couldn´t get my post finished for tomorrow,so I´ll be adding it a little later this week.

Michele said...

Oh. I think I have found heaven! Yum.

Veggie Mom said...

I Shouted Out your Cookie Exchange at my place today...these look delish!

Caroline said...

I am game for some mint cookies! Mr. Baseball doesn't really like mint, so they would be mine, all MINE!

Melissa B. said...

I have absolutely NO words to describe how YUMMY these look...but you probably know that already! I'm going to dig around in my recipe box and see what I have for your cookie exchange. And BTW, don't forget Sx3. Please drop by today if you have time!

Marrdy said...

I have got to try these!! And thanks for noticing that I was AWOL! You're the best.

Joy in the Burbs... said...

Leah and I love mint and chocolate too. I think these look scrumptious.

Tracy I have my recipe posted. I like yours better though.


Erin said...

Oh my hips would love these...

dddiva said...

Oh yum, the girls and I make something sort of like this but we use crushed candy canes and color them blue.
I think we'll have to do at least part with chocolate this year, yum.