double chocolate mint chip cookies

1 10 oz. package mint-chocolate morsels, divided
1-1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375. Melt over hot (not boiling) water, 3/4 cup mint-chocolate morsels; stir until smooth. Remove from heat; cool. In bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy. Add melted chocolate and egg; beat well. Gradually blend in flour mixture. Stir in remaining 3/4 cup mint-chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 8-9 minutes. Allow to stand 23 minutes before removing from cookie sheets; cool. Makes about 1-1/2 dozen 2 inch cookies.

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