Surprise Package Cookies

Surprise Package Cookies

1 C. butter (no substitutes), softened

1 C. sugar

1/2 C. packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1 t. vanilla extract

3 C. all-purpose flour

1 t. baking powder

1/2 t. salt

42 Andes Mint candies

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.

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 mint candies, forming rectangular cookies.

Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

In a micro-wave or saucepan, melt the remaining candies; drizzle over cookies.

Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.


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