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Surprise Package Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 3 1/2 dozen

"Each of these buttery cookies has a chocolate mint candy inside," says Lorraine Meyer of Bend, Oregon. "They're my very favorite cookie and are always part of our Christmas cookie trays."
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 65 Andes mint candies

Directions

  1. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs, one at a time. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Refrigerate, covered, until dough is firm enough to shape, about 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. With floured hands, wrap tablespoonfuls of dough around mints (about 42) to form rectangular cookies, covering completely with dough. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake until edges are golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
  4. In a microwave or saucepan, melt remaining mints; drizzle over cookies.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 124 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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