Mint Candy-Filled Cookies Recipe

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With a tree decoration on top, these cookies are the perfect treat to leave out for Santa… and all your little elves.

How To Make Mint Candy-Filled Cookies

Satisfy your sweet craving with this refreshingly addictive treat!

  • 1 oz. sugar cookies (roll refrigerated )
  • ¾ cup cream de menthe candies (Like Andes, chopped unwrapped thin )

Frosting:

  • 2 ¼ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup butter (or margarine, softened)
  • 2 drops green food coloring
  • 3 tbsp. milk

Garnish:

  • 24 rectangular mints ( unwrapped, thin )
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a medium bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in chopped candies.

  3. Shape teaspoonful of dough into balls.
  4. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until set and edges are light golden brown.

  5. Cool for 1 minute, remove from cookie sheets.

  6. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  7. In a small bowl, mix all frosting ingredients until smooth, gradually adding milk until desired spreading consistency.

  8. Spread frosting on each cooled cookie.

  9. Cut each candy in half crosswise; cut each half diagonally into two triangles.

  10. Garnish each cookie with candy triangles to form a tree.

How To Make Mint Candy-Filled Cookies

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Satisfy your sweet craving with this refreshingly addictive treat!

Preparation: 20 mins
Cooking: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. sugar cookies roll refrigerated
  • ¾ cup cream de menthe candies Like Andes, chopped unwrapped thin

Frosting:

  • 2 ¼ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 drops green food coloring
  • 3 tbsp. milk

Garnish:

  • 24 rectangular mints unwrapped, thin

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a medium bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in chopped candies.

  3. Shape teaspoonful of dough into balls.
  4. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until set and edges are light golden brown.

  5. Cool for 1 minute, remove from cookie sheets.

  6. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  7. In a small bowl, mix all frosting ingredients until smooth, gradually adding milk until desired spreading consistency.

  8. Spread frosting on each cooled cookie.

  9. Cut each candy in half crosswise; cut each half diagonally into two triangles.

  10. Garnish each cookie with candy triangles to form a tree.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 27mg
  • Calories: 524kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 73g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Fat: 25g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 60mg
  • Protein: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Sodium: 349mg
  • Sugar: 45g
  • Vitamin A: 257IU
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