With only 3 days until Christmas, my baking has been going on in full blast. I usually make 5 different varieties of Christmas treats (plus or minus one if I'm not feeling it) a couple days before Christmas. One of my favorite recipes is for Chocolate Mint cookies. When I first found this recipe I wasn't too sure I'd love it since I like mint in small portions, but I love me a chocolate cookie so it was worth trying out!
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoon water
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
2 cups Andes mints
Cook butter, brown sugar and water over low heat until butter melts completely. Add chocolate chips and mix until almost completely melted. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes. While chocolate is cooling, combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Pour chocolate mix into mixer and beat in 2 eggs. Slowly add dry mixture to wet while stopping to scrap sides. Beat well until all ingredients are incorporated evenly. Fold in mints and freeze for 1 hour.
Drop by spoonful onto slightly greased baking sheets. Cook 10 minutes at 350 then remove from oven. Let cookies sit for 10 minutes before moving to cooling rack.