Chocolate Mint Christmas Cookies
½ cup Butter, unsalted
1 cup Sugar, granulated
1 large Egg, beaten
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
½ teaspoon Mint extract
½ cup Flour, unbleached
¼ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Baking powder, double-acting
2 ounce unsweetened chocolate
Nonpareils, multi-colored (red, green & white great for Christmas)
2 teaspoon Water
Beat butter until soft; gradually add sugar and blend until creamy.
Mix in beaten egg and extracts.
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 nonpareils and press in slightly with back of spoon.
Bake in 400 degree oven for 8 - 10 minutes.
Cool cookies on rack.