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Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies

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  • 60 min prep time
  • 3 hr 0 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 60 servings
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Treat your guests with these mint chocolate cookies - a flavorful dessert.

Bake-Off® Contest 01, 1949
Laura Rott
Naperville, Illinois

Ingredients

1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons water
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
3
cups Pillsbury BEST® all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
60
thin rectangular crème de menthe chocolate candies (from three 4.67-oz packages), unwrapped
60
walnut halves or pieces

Steps

  • 1 In large bowl, beat sugars, butter, water, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until blended. On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda and salt until well blended. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Using about 1 tablespoon dough, press dough around each chocolate candy to cover completely. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Top each with walnut half.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack.
  • 1 In large bowl, beat sugars, butter, water, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until blended. On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda and salt until well blended. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Using about 1 tablespoon dough, press dough around each chocolate candy to cover completely. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Top each with walnut half.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack.

Expert Tips

At the first-ever Bake-Off® Contest awards ceremony, an excited Laura Rott received a $10,000 second prize for her cookies with the surprise of a chocolate mint hidden inside. With some time to spare before her trip back home, Laura tucked the check into her purse and set out to see more of the sights of New York City. Unfortunately, she had another surprise: An enterprising pick pocket managed to purloin her prize check! No harm, though, because Bake-Off® Contest officials canceled her original check and re-issued a new one. What’s no surprise is that Laura’s cookies have become a classic.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
8g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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