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Mistletoe Mint Cookies

Author/Submitted by: Marge Hummel of Anamosa, Iowa; as published in the Cedar Rapids Gazette 19Nov94
Servings: 1
Categories: Chocolate / Christmas / Cookies / Desserts

3/4  cup  Margarine
1 1/2  cups  Brown sugar firmly packed
2  tablespoons  Water
2  cups  Chocolate chips
2  each  Eggs
2 1/2  cups  Flour
1 1/4  teaspoons  Baking soda
1/2  teaspoon  Salt
12  ounces  Andres mint candy (2 boxes)

1. Melt margarine, add chips and stir until partially melted. Remove from heat and stir until chips are completely melted. Pour into large bowl. Add brown sugar and water and cool slightly.

2. At high speed, beat in eggs one at a time. Reduce to low speed and add dry ingredients. Stir until blended. Chill dough.

3. When ready to bake, line cookie sheets with foil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough into very small balls (about 1/2 teaspoon per ball). Place 2 inches apart and bake for 10 minutes.

4. Remove from oven and while cookies are still on pan, place half a candy piece on each cookie. Remove to waxed paper, wait about a minute and swirl the candy pieces across top of cookie.

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