Steve's Chocolaty Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Recipe from Steve who says: "Here's a recipe that I came up with because I love those thin mint cookies that the Girl Scouts sell every year. Just tried them out for the first time about a half hour ago yummmm! Enjoy!"

1 cup butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup baking cocoa
2 packets instant mint flavored hot cocoa (approx. 1 = oz. packets)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups chocolate mint chips or finely chopped
chocolate mint pieces (like Andes chocolate mint

In a bowl beat butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, and vanilla beat until combined. In another bowl combine baking soda, salt, cocoa, instant mint cocoa packets, and flour; sift all these dry ingredients until well combined. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. With a wooden spoon, stir in remaining flour mixture. Stir in mint chocolate chips or mint pieces.

Roll into 1 inch balls. Place 2-3 inches apart on an un-greased cookie sheet. Dip the bottom of a drinking glass in sugar and flatten the dough balls to about 3/8 inches. The sugar on the bottom of the glass prevents the dough from sticking while flattening. Bake in a 375 F oven for 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Servings: 60

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