Holiday Surprise Sugar Cookies

Holiday Surprise Sugar Cookies

Easy cookie mix jump-starts holiday cookie baking. Surprise family and friends with these sweet treasures.

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pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
cup butter or margarine, softened
tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
Red and green food colors
thin rectangular crème de menthe candies, cut into thirds
Assorted Betty Crocker® colored sprinkles, sugars, decors and decorating gels
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, egg and flour until dough forms. Divide dough into thirds. Tint one-third red and one-third green with food colors; leave one-third plain. Keep dough covered tightly until ready to use.
  2. On floured surface, roll each third of dough until 1/8 inch thick. For round cookies, cut with 1 1/2-inch cookie cutter; for square cookies, cut into 1 1/2-inch squares using sharp knife. (Dip cutter or knife in flour for easier cutting.)
  3. On ungreased cookie sheet, place half the cookies 1 inch apart. Place 1 candy piece on center of each cookie; top with another cookie. Gently press edges together to seal, using tines of fork. To decorate before baking, sprinkle cookies with colored sprinkles, sugars or decors as desired.
  4. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Decorate with gels as desired.
Makes 4 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Instead of the crème de menthe candies, use one of the following in each cookie:
  • Piece of a milk chocolate candy bar (1.55 ounces), separated into small rectangles, each cut into thirds (larger baking or candy bars will be too thick)
  • Small round chocolate-covered creamy mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon toffee bits.
  • Special Touch
    Surprise someone special with a box of these holiday cookies.

    Nutrition Information:

    1 Serving (1 Cookie)
    • Calories 70
      • (Calories from Fat 30),
    • Total Fat 3 1/2g
      • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
      • Trans Fat 0g),
    • Cholesterol 10mg;
    • Sodium 35mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 10g
      • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
      • Sugars 6g),
    • Protein 0g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      • 0 Starch;
      • 0 Fruit;
      • 1/2 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 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.