Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chocolate Mint Drops

Looking for an easy way to satisfy my mint craving, I made a few modifications to a Betty Crocker recipe for Chocolate-Mint Thumbprints. These cookies definitely satisfied my craving and were simple to prepare, but the chewy chocolate cookie itself lacked flavor. The Betty Crocker mint-filling would make up for it, though. For other mint cookie options, try Mint Chip Cookies or Mint Chocolate Delights. Below is my variation on the original recipe.

1/2 cup sugar
1 cup margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup mint chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cream sugar and margarine. Add vanilla and egg and mix. Stir in flour and cocoa.
Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto the cookie sheet. Top each ball of dough with a teaspoon of mint chips.
Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Yields 24 cookies.