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Chocolate Mint Cookies

 Chocolate Mint Cookies
Of all my cookie recipes, these are my family's favorites. When they're given a choice between them and store-bought mint cookies, these win hands down.
54 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packages (4.67 ounces each) mint Andes candies, halved

Directions

  • In a small heavy saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar and water;
  • cook over low heat until butter is melted. Remove from the heat;
  • stir in chips until melted.
  • Transfer to a large bowl; cool for 10 minutes. Add eggs, one at a
  • time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking soda
  • and salt; gradually add to the chocolate mixture and mix well. Cover
  • and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until surface cracks. Remove
  • to wire racks. Immediately place half of a mint candy on each
  • cookie. Let stand until candy begins to melt; spread with a knife.
  • Yield: about 9 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 108 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 82 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.