Mint Chocolate-Covered Cookies


3 cups crushed chocolate wafers (about 65 wafers)
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 pound chocolate mint candy coating disks, chopped
2 tablespoons shortening
Green and white sprinkles, optional


1In a large bowl, combine chocolate wafer crumbs and cream cheese. Shape into 1-in. balls. Coat bottom of a glass with cooking spray, then dip in sugar; flatten balls to 1/4-in. thickness. (Re-dip glass in sugar as needed.) Freeze 30 minutes or until firm.
2In a microwave, melt candy coating disks and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip cookies in coating mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; if desired, decorate immediately with sprinkles. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Total Time
Prep: 15 min. + freezing
Makes about 3 dozen
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 113 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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