Mint Candy Filled Cookies
Mint candy filled cookies are frosted and then candies are specially cut and placed on the frosting to look like little Christmas trees!
- 1 (16.5-ounce) roll refrigerated sugar cookies
- 3/4 cup chopped unwrapped thin rectangular créme de menthe candies
- 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
- 24 thin rectangular créme de menthe candies, unwrapped
Preparation time 85mins
Cooking time 85mins
Adapted from pillsbury.com
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.
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.
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.
For added color, roll the balls of dough in green sugar before baking.
1 Serving (1 Cookie)Calories 90(Calories from Fat 25),Total Fat 3g(Saturated Fat 1g,Trans Fat 1/2g),Cholesterol 5mg;Sodium 40mg;Total Carbohydrate 14g(Dietary Fiber 0g,Sugars 11g),Protein 0g