These are the other cookies that I made for the teachers. These are so good! They have Andes mints melted on top, which leaves a nice swirled effect! These were to die for when they were warm, but were still good and soft once they cooled! My husband loved them as well, so I'm sure I'll be making these time and time again!!
Chocolate Mint Cookies
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package thin mint candy, unwrapped and cut in half
1. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook butter, brown sugar, and water until melted.
2. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips. Mix until chips are melted. Set aside and cool for about 10 minutes.
3. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into a bowl.
4. Pour chocolate mixture into a large bowl. Beat the eggs into the mixture. Add flour mixture and mix well.
5. Put dough into refrigerator for at least 1 hour. (I rolled it into a log and covered it with plastic wrap, so that it can be easily sliced - see photo below).
6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
7. Slice dough or roll into balls. Place on greased cookie sheet (or parchment paper as I did).
8. Bake 8-10 minutes in preheated oven.
9. Take cookies out of oven and place one half of a mint on each cookie. Let them sit for about 5 minutes. Then, take spoon and swirl mint around on top of the cookie until melted all the way. Put cookies on a cooling rack and refrigerate for about 5 minutes so that chocolate hardens quickly. (Or you can eat them right out of the oven! YUM!)
Some people use a whole mint on each cookie. I think one half of a mint is enough. Also, in the photo above, I rolled my cookies into balls before placing on cookie sheet. I think they looked a little better, but it's much easier just to cut them from the log and place them directly onto the cookie sheet. The cookies are a little flatter this way, but you don't have to cook them quite as long. As you can see below, they still look great and taste great!
Dough rolled into a log and cut into slices:
These cookies were baked after being cut from the log: