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Mint Candy-Filled Cookies

Mint Candy-Filled Cookies
  • Prep 1 hr 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 48
Refrigerated cookie dough mixed with chopped mint-chocolate candies forms this easy cookie, topped with pretty green frosting and candy garnish.

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 3/4 cup chopped unwrapped thin rectangular créme de menthe candies

Frosting

  • 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

Garnish

  • 24 thin rectangular créme de menthe candies, unwrapped

Directions

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.

Expert Tips

  • For added color, roll the balls of dough in green sugar before baking.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
25
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
40mg
2%
Potassium
0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
11g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Refrigerated cookie dough mixed with chopped mint-chocolate candies forms this easy cookie, topped with pretty green frosting and candy garnish.
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