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       Title: Chocolate Mint Meltaways
  Categories: Cookies, Candies, Chocolate
       Yield: 12 servings
  
   1 1/2 c  Mint-Chocolate Chips; *             1 ea Egg Yolk; Large
     3/4 c  Butter; Softened                1 1/4 c  Flour; Unbleached
     1/2 c  Confectioners' Sugar; Sifted  
 
 -----------------------------------GLAZE-----------------------------------
     1/2 c  Mint Chocolate Chips; *             2 tb Almonds; Toasted, Chopped
   1 1/2 tb Vegetable Shortening           
  
   *  Use 1 10-oz bag of Nestles Mint-Chocolate Chips and divide into 1 cup
      and 1/2 cup.
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   COOKIES:
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Melt over hot (not boiling) water, 1 cup
   of mint chocolate chips; stir until smooth.  Set aside.  In a large bowl,
   combine butter, confectioners' sugar, and egg yolk.  Beat until creamy.
   Add melted chips and flour; beat until well blended.  Drop by heaping
   teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.  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.
   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.  Drizzle each cookie with 1/2 t of the
   glaze; sprinkle with almonds.  Chill until set.  Stor in airtight
   container in the refrigerator.
  
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