Farmhouse Chocolate Mint Cookies (recipe via Nikki of Lovely Scribbles, original source is the Gooseberry Patch Old Fashioned Country Cookies cookbook)


3/4 c. butter
1 1/2 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
2 Tbsp. water
12 oz. pkg. semisweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
2 1/2 c. flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 lb. Andes Mints


Place butter, sugar and water in sauce pan on low heat until butter is melted. Add chocolate chips and stir until partially melted. Remove from heat. Continue to stir until chocolate is completely melted. Pour into large mixing bowl and let stand 10 minutes to cool slightly. With mixer at high speed, beat in eggs one at a time. Reduce speed to low and add combined dry ingredients beating just until blended. Chill dough 1 hour.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Take tsp. full of dough and roll into balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake 11-13 minutes (do not over-bake). Immediately place mints on hot cookies. Allow to soften, then swirl mints over cookies. Remove from cookie sheet and cool completely.