Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies

Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
2 Tb water
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 (6-oz) pkg. solid chocolate mint candy wafers (Andes Mints)
60 walnut halves or pieces (optional)

In large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, margarine, water, vanilla and eggs; blend well. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Add to sugar mixture; mix at low speed until well blended. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours for easier handling.

Heat oven to 375*. Using about 1 tablespoon dough, press dough around each candy wafer to cover completely. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Top each with walnut half. (I usually top with chopped Ande's mints but didn't realize the package has shrunk in size. This time, I just pressed the cookie in green sugar prior to baking to pretty them up. I omit the walnuts as I'm trying to make cookies my kids want to eat.)

Bake at 375* for 7-9 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.

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