Friday, January 2, 2009

Fudgie Mint Cookies

Fudgie Mint Cookies

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2/3 cup brown sugar
6 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoons water
1- 6 oz. package (1 cup) semisweet chocolate pieces
1 egg
1/2 to 3/4 pound pastel cream mints

Preheat oven to 350.

Sift together flour and baking soda. In a medium saucepan heat and stir brown sugar, butter, and water over low heat till butter is melted. Add chocolate pieces. Heat and stir until chocolate is melted. Pour into a large mixing bowl and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes or till cool.

Beat egg into chocolate mixture. Stir in the flour mixture till well mixed. Dough will be soft. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours. (If you refrigerate overnight you will need to let the dough sit on the counter for about 30 minutes)

Shape into 1" balls. Place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes and immediately top each cookie with a mint. Return to the oven and bake about 2 minutes longer or until cookies are done.

Remove and cool until mints are firm.

Makes about 48

Adapted from Shelby Ruttan

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