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Mint Chippers

YieldsMakes about 30 cookies

Prep and Cook Time: about 40 minutes, plus at least 30 minutes to chill. Notes: Store these crisp mint-chocolate chip cookies airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Mint Chippers

James Carrier
 1 cup (1/2 lb.) butter, at room temperature
 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
 2 large egg whites
 2 cups all-purpose flour
 1/4 teaspoon salt
 2/3 cup miniature chocolate chips or 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Step 1

In a bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter, powdered sugar, peppermint extract, and vanilla until smooth. Beat in egg whites until well blended, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Stir or beat in flour, salt, and chocolate chips. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill until dough is firm but still pliable, about 30 minutes.

Step 2

With powdered sugar-dusted hands, shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls, flattening each slightly between your palms to about 2 1/4 inches wide. Place 1 inch apart on buttered or cooking parchment-lined 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.

Step 3

Bake in a 300° oven until cookies feel firm to touch and are barely beginning to turn golden on the edges, 10 to 12 minutes; if baking more than one pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking. With a wide spatula, transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes about 30 cookies

Amount Per Serving
Calories 128Calories from Fat 53
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.6g12%

Saturated Fat 4.7g8%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 88mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 14g5%

Dietary Fiber 0.4g1%
Protein 1.3g3%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.