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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Chocolate Mint Candies Cookies

These were by far my favorite cookie I made at Christmas. I probably ate half of them myself. They are really easy to make. I used 1/2 mint per cookie. After they came out of the oven, I put the 1/2 mint on each one and by the time I had finished putting a mint on the last one on the pan, the first one was melted enough to back through for the next step. Instead of trying to swirl it with a toothpick, I just flipped what was left of the mint over, since the edges were melted and the inside was still a bit solid and it came out with a swirled look.

Makes 3-4 Dozen

INGREDIENTS
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 (4.5 ounce) packages chocolate covered thin mints

DIRECTIONS
In a saucepan over medium heat, cook the sugar, butter and water, stirring occasionally until melted. Remove from heat, stir in the chocolate chips until melted and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.


Pour the chocolate mixture into a large bowl, and beat in the eggs, one at a time. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the chocolate mixture. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll cookie dough into walnut sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, be careful not to overbake. When cookies come out of the oven, Press one mint wafer into the top of each cookie and let sit for 1 minute. When the mint is softened, swirl with the back of a spoon or toothpick to make a pattern with the green filling of the mint wafer. For smaller cookies, break mints in half.

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