Yield: 15-20 cookies
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa (Hershey's)
½ tsp fresh baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp 2% milk
15-20 mini-peppermint patties
1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and blend well.
2. In a separate bowl sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter mix alternating with the milk, blending well. Refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm (dough will be a little soft).
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie a sheet.
4. When the dough is done chilling, shape small portions of the dough around unwrapped mini-peppermint patties, completely covering the candy. Place on prepped cookie sheet, flatten slightly and crimp with the tines of a fork. Bake 10-12 min. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
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