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Chocolate-Mint Creme Cookies

 Chocolate-Mint Creme Cookies
Field editor Gaylene Anderson from Sandy, Utah recommends this recipe with an enthusiastic "Delicious!" Your cookie munchers are sure to agree!
48 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Dash salt

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and water. Cook
  • and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the
  • heat; stir in the chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Transfer
  • to a large bowl; cool slightly.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine
  • the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture
  • and mix well.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at

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Chocolate-Mint Creme Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks;
  • flatten slightly. Cool completely.
  • Combine filling ingredients; spread on the bottoms of half of the
  • cookies; top with remaining cookies. Store in the refrigerator.
  • Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 157 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.