Chocolate Mint Christmas Cookies
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • 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
DIRECTIONS
  1. Beat butter until soft; gradually add sugar and blend until creamy.
  2. Mix in beaten egg and extracts.
  3. Stir salt and baking powder into flour; stir into butter/sugar mixture.
  4. Melt chocolate in water over a double-boiler; add to dough.
  5. Form into a long roll approximately 2" - 3" wide.
  6. Wrap dough with plastic wrap and chill overnight.
  7. Slice dough 1/4" thick and place on greased cookie sheet.
  8. Sprinkle with nonpareils and press in slightly with back of spoon.
  9. Bake in 400 degree oven for 8 - 10 minutes.
  10. Cool cookies on rack.