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Soft Chocolate Mint Cookies

 Soft Chocolate Mint Cookies
If you don't care for crisp cookies that crumble when you take a bite, give this soft variety a try. No one can resist the fudgy, minty flavor. —Kristin Vincent, Orem, Utah
18 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt butter and chocolate; stir
  • until smooth. In a bowl, beat sugars and egg; add buttermilk and
  • peppermint extract. Beat in chocolate mixture.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add
  • to sugar mixture. Let stand for 15 minutes or until dough becomes
  • firmer.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool for
  • 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: about 3
  • dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 148 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 123 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.