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       Title: U.S. MINTS
  Categories: Cookies, Brownies
       Yield: 24 servings
  
 ----------------------------------BROWNIES----------------------------------
   1 1/4 c  Mint chocolate chips
   1 1/2 oz Unsweetened chocolate
            - finely chopped
     1/2 c  Unsalted butter
            - cut into pieces
     1/2 c  Sifted all-purpose flour
       1 pn Salt
   1 1/2 ts Instant expresso powder
     1/2 ts White creme de menthe
       3    Extra-large eggs
            - room temperature
     3/4 c  Sugar; PLUS:
       2 tb Sugar
 
 -----------------------------------GLAZE-----------------------------------
       6 tb Mint chocolate chips
     1/2 oz Unsweetened chocolate
            - finely chopped
       5 tb Unsalted butter
            - cut into pieces
  
   FOR THE BROWNIES: Position the rack in lowest third of oven and preheat to
   350 F.  Butter sides of 9-inch square baking pan with 2-inch-high sides.
   Fold 18x12-inch piece in half crosswise.  Line pan with foil, allowing
   foil to extend over two sides.  Butter foil.  Melt both chocolates and
   butter in heavy medium saucepan over very low heat, stirring until smooth.
   Cool.
   Sift flour and salt into small bowl.  Mix cream, espresso powder and creme
   de menthe in small cup.  Using electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar in
   large bowl until frothy.  Fold in coffee mixture and then melted
   chocolate.  Fold in dry ingredients.  Spread batter evenly in prepared
   pan.  Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out with some moist
   crumbs still attached, about 25 minutes (surface may crack).  Gently press
   down on any raised surfaces to flatten slightly.  Cool 30 minutes on rack.
   FOR GLAZE: Melt both chocolates and butter in heavy small saucepan over
   low heat, stirring until smooth.  Let stand until cool enough to spread.
   Spread glaze over brownies.  Let stand 4 hours at room temperature.
   Lift brownies from pan using foil sides.  Cut into squares.  (Can be
   prepared 1 day ahead.  Store in airtight container.)
  
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