Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies

Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies

I needed another cookie to bake for my Easter cookies trays, because I usually bake between 6 to 8 different types of cookies per each tray plus 3 different types of candy .  So I was going through all of my Pillsbury Classic Cookbooks, and I found Starlight Mint Surprise Cookie Recipe.  It was great because the cookie used Andes Crème De Menthe Thins in the middle of the cookies, (which I was going to put in the trays anyway).   So I was sold…and they were really good.

Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies

Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies

1 cup sugar

½ cup firmly packed brown sugar

¾ cup margarine, softened

2 Tbsp. water

1 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

3 ¼ cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

2 (6 oz.) pkg. Andes Crème de Menthe Thins

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, margarine, water 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 and refrigerate at least 2 hours for easier handling.

Preheat oven to 375F.  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 walnuts.   Top each with walnuts.  Bake at 375F. for 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown.  Immediately remove from cookie sheets.  5 dozen cookies.

(Recipe from Pillsbury Classic Cookbooks, Bake-Off Cookies & Cakes, April 1991)


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