Chocolate Mint Creams
- In a small bowl, stir together flour and baking soda; set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, and water. Cook and stir over low heat until butter is melted. Add chocolate pieces; cook and stir until chocolate is melted. Pour mixture into a large bowl; cool for 10 minutes.
- Using a wooden spoon, stir egg into chocolate mixture. Stir in flour mixture until combined. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8 minutes. Immediately place a mint kiss on top of each cookie. Bake about 2 minutes more or until edges are set. If desired, gently swirl the melted mints with a table knife. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool until melted mints are firm. Makes about 48 cookies.
Chris M'Gonigle 1287 Days Ago
I love these cookies. Been making them every Christmas for over 20 years. Hickory Farms used to sell the mint pastels every year, but they stopped making this size last year. We tried mixing in the mini chips, but they tend to burn, We did find the mints in other places like the local bulk candy store. I was so upset when I couldn't find this recipe in my collection this year, but thank you, Internet!! I'll be making them once again!!