I made these cookies in honor of one of my BFFs, Carrie, with whom I share an intense love of all things mint chocolate! My kids seem to share the love, too, because they gobbled these up in no time! I found the recipe on Hershey's website. Here it is verbatim. Enjoy!
- 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 24 to 26 small (1-1/2 inch) YORK Peppermint Patties
- White decorator's sugar (I didn't have white, but, I did have some red leftover from Xmas!)
Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. Remove wrappers from peppermint patties.
Roll dough into 1-1/4 inch balls. For each cookie flatten ball slightly; press peppermint pattie into dough. Mold dough around pattie so that it is completely covered. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Using knife edge press star design into surface of each cookie; sprinkle with decorator's sugar.
Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until cookie is set; sprinkle with additional sugar, if desired. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 2 dozen cookies.