After Dinner Mint Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 36
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10 ounces mint chocolate wafers
3/4 cup butter -- softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour -- unsifted
3/4 cup walnuts -- finely chop

Preparation / Directions:

Melt 5 oz of the Mint Wafers (Ghiradelli brand is good) in a double boiler, stirring constantly or microwave on medium for about 3 minutes. Set aside. Cream butter with sugar, egg and salt. Mix in melted chocolate. Gradually add flour. Chill dough at least 1 hour. Shape dough into balls, using 1 level Tbsp for each cookie. Roll balls into nuts. Place on greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with the palm of hand. Bake at 350-F for only 8 minutes. Remove from oven and place Mint Wafer on top of each cookie, pressing slightly. Continue baking 3-5 minutes longer or until cookie is firm. Makes 3 dozen

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