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Chocolate Mint Christmas Cookies

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Ingredients You'll Need

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.

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