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       Title: Brian’s Chocolate Mint Christmas Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
  
     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 c  Flour, unbleached
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Baking powder
       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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