Mint Chocolate Cookies
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 boxes After Eight mints
In a large pan over low heat, cook butter, sugar and water until butter is melted. Add chocolate chips and stir until partially melted. Remove from heat and continue to stir until chocolate is completely melted. Pour into a large bowl and let stand 10 minutes to cool.
At high speed, beat in eggs, one at a time into chocolate mixture. Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients, beating until well blended. The dough will be a bit greasy. Chill dough about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Roll dough into balls and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes. While cookies are baking divide each mint in half. After the cookies come out of the oven, put 1/2 mint on top of each cookie. Let the mint sit for up to 5 minutes until melted, then spread the mint on top of the cookie. Let cool completely before stacking.