Mint Candy-Filled Cookies

Refrigerated cookie dough mixed with chopped mint-chocolate candies forms this easy cookie, topped with pretty green frosting and candy garnish.

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  • prep time 1 hr 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 48
 

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

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  • 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

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Expert Tips

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

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.