*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                  BRIAN'S CHOCOLATE MINT CHRISTMAS COOKIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 3    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   c            Butter, unsalted
    1       c            Sugar, granulated
    1       lg           Egg, beaten
      1/2   ts           Vanilla extract
      1/2   ts           Mint extract
      1/2   ts           Mint extract
      1/2   c            Flour, unbleached
      1/4   ts           Salt
      1/2   ts           Baking powder,
                         -double-acting
    2       oz           Chocolate, unsweetened
                         Non-paralleils,
                         -multi-colored
    2       ts           Water
 
   Beat butter until soft; gradually add sugar and blend
   until creamy. Mix in beaten egg and extracts.  DON'T
   USE A FOOD PROCESSOR!!!
   
   Stir salt and baking powder into flour; stir into
   butter/sugar mixture.
   
   Melt chocolate in water over a double-boiler; add to
   dough.  Form into a long roll approximately 2 - 3
   wide.  Wrap dough with plastic wrap and chill
   overnight.
   
   Slice dough 1/4 thick and place on greased cookie
   sheet.  Sprinkle with non-paralleils and press in
   slightly with back of spoon.  Bake in 400 degree oven
   for 8 - 10 minutes.  Cool cookies on rack.
   
   Vicki’s notes:
   
   *  Can substitute 3 oz. semi-sweet chips for the
   chocolate.
   
   *  These cookies came about when my husband asked me
   to make chocolate-mint cookies for Christmas.  (They
   are based on the refrigerator cookies in “Joy of
   Cooking,” with my own variations.) Although
   disappointed because he really wanted Girl Scout
   cookies (!), everybody else likes them and I've had
   several requests for the recipe. (Actually, my husband
   usually asks for chocolate chip cookies, no matter
   what time of year...)
  
 
 
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