Mint Chocolate Clouds
3/4 Cup Butter, softened
1/2 Cup Confectioners’ Sugar
2 1 oz Squares Unsweetened Chocolate, melted and cooled
1/4 Teaspoon Mint Extract
1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Cup Miniature Semisweet Chocolate Chips

2 Tablespoons Butter, softened
1 Cup Confectioners’ Sugar
1 Tablespoon Milk
1/2 Teaspoon Mint Extract
2 Drops Green Food Coloring

Preheat oven to 375F.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar. Beat in chocolate and mint extract. Gradually add flour, then stir in chocolate chips. Dough will be soft. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes or until firm.

Cool for 4 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Meanwhile, combine icing ingredients; spread over cooled cookies and top with 3 or 4 miniature chocolate chips. Let icing set before storing.

Yield: 2 dozen

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