Mint Surprise Cookies

Mint Surprise Cookies
Recipe type: Cookie
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Serves: 60
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 60 thin rectangular creme de menthe chocolate candies, unwrapped
  • 60 walnut halves (optional)
  1. Beat sugar, brown sugar, butter, water, vanilla and eggs together in bowl
  2. Beat in flour, baking soda and salt until well blended
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate about 2 hours
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  5. Press about one tablespoon dough around each chocolate candy to cover completely
  6. Place balls of dough 2" apart on cookie sheet
  7. Top each with walnut half (if using)
  8. Bake 9-12 minutes or until light golden brown
  9. Cool on rack

Nothing better than watching people take a bite out of one of these cookies and notice the chocolate mint flavor hiding inside…

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