*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                  Brian’s Chocolate Mint Christmas Cookies
 
 Recipe By     : Jason McDonald <jmcdonald@voyageur.ca>
 Serving Size  : 36   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Nuts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  c             Butter --  unsalted
    1      c             Granulated sugar
    1      lg            Egg -- beaten
      1/2  t             Vanilla extract
      1/2  t             Mint extract
      1/2  t             Mint extract
      1/2  c             Flour --  unbleached
      1/4  t             Salt
      1/2  t             Baking powder -- double-acting
    2      oz            Chocolate --  unsweetened
                         Non-paralleils -- multi-colored
    2      t             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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