Yes, for certain, it is cookie season. What would Christmas be without cookies? These are cookies I have made many times during the holiday season. It is a recipe out of a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook I got many years ago titled Cookies for Christmas. I have made many of the recipes from this cookbook and it is a standby book that comes out every year at this time.
Short and sweet - here is the recipe. Very simple to put together and so very yummy!
Chocolate Mint Creams
- 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
- 1 egg
- ½ pound pastel cream mint kisses
- Stir 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 till chocolate is melted. Pour into a large mixing bowl and let stand for 15 minutes or til cool.
- Beat egg into chocolate mixture. Stir in the flour mixture till well mixed. Dough will be soft. Cover and chill for 2 hours, or till easy to handle. (If you refrigerate overnight you will need to let dough sit on counter for about 30 minutes).
- Shape into 1" balls. Place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8 minutes. Remove and immediately top each cookie with a mint. Return to the oven and bake about 2 minutes more or till cookies are done. Swirl the melted mints with a knife to "frost" cookies. Remove and cool til mints are firm. Makes about 48.
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