This chocolate cookie is simply shaped in a ball, rolled in sugar and decorated with mint candy
Preparation time: 45 min   Baking time: 9 min  
Yield: 4 dozen cookies 
1   cup sugar
1/2   cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1   egg
1 1/2   teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2   cups all-purpose flour
1/2   cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4   teaspoon baking powder
1/4   teaspoon baking soda
2   tablespoons sugar
144   small pastel mint kisses

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine 1 cup sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda. Beat until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in 2 tablespoons sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Quickly press 3 small mint kisses on top of each cookie. Cool completely.


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