Surprise Package Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 65 mint Andes candies

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle. With floured hands, shape a tablespoonful of dough around 42 candies, forming rectangular cookies.
  3. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  5. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  6. In a microwave or saucepan, melt remaining candies; drizzle over cookies.

Yields 3 1/2 dozen.

Source: Taste of Home - December/January 2002

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