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Mint Candy-Filled Cookies

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  10 reviews
  • 1 hr 25 min prep time
  • 1 hr 25 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 48 servings
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Refrigerated cookie dough mixed with chopped mint-chocolate candies forms this easy cookie, topped with pretty green frosting and candy garnish.

Ingredients

Cookies

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
3/4
cup chopped unwrapped thin rectangular créme de menthe candies

Frosting

2 1/4
cups powdered sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
to 2 drops green food color, if desired
2
to 3 tablespoons milk

Garnish

24
thin rectangular créme de menthe candies, unwrapped

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in 3/4 cup chopped candies. Shape teaspoons of dough into balls; place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 2 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set and edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix frosting ingredients until smooth, adding enough milk 1 teaspoon at a time until desired spreading consistency. Spread 1 teaspoon frosting on each cooled cookie. Cut each créme de menthe candy in half crosswise; cut each half diagonally into 2 triangles. Garnish each cookie with 2 candy triangles to form a tree.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in 3/4 cup chopped candies. Shape teaspoons of dough into balls; place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 2 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set and edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix frosting ingredients until smooth, adding enough milk 1 teaspoon at a time until desired spreading consistency. Spread 1 teaspoon frosting on each cooled cookie. Cut each créme de menthe candy in half crosswise; cut each half diagonally into 2 triangles. Garnish each cookie with 2 candy triangles to form a tree.

Expert Tips

For added color, roll the balls of dough in green sugar before baking.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
40mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
11g
11%
Protein
0g
0%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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