We had friends visit from out of town the first weekend in May. While they were here, we had the rest of our WoW guild (well, those that live in Austin) come over Saturday night for a get-together. One of the things I prepared for the party were these tasty cookies. I had made them once before for a holiday party and they were as good then as they are now. As you can see, they have two of James’ favorite dessert flavors: mint and chocolate, plus they were quite easy to make. So they will stay in the go-to pool of cookie recipes.
Mint-Topped Chocolate Cookies
Source: Taste of Home Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2007
- 1 18.25-oz. package devil’s food cake mix
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon water
- confectioner’s sugar
- 40 chocolate-covered thin mints (I used Necco Haviland Thin Mints found at my local Walgreens)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, shortening, eggs and water. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in confectioner’s sugar.
Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes or until slightly firm to the touch. Place a mint on each cookie; remove to wire racks to cool.
Yield: 40 cookies