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Minty Middle Treasures

Mint filling and almond frosting add a twist to these wonderful cookies - perfect dessert to treat a crowd.

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  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Cookies

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup shortening
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1 2/3
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
About 2 dozen foil-wrapped thin rectangular chocolate mints, unwrapped

Almond Frosting

1
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon plus 1 to 2 teaspoons milk
1/4
teaspoon almond extract or vanilla
Betty Crocker™ gel food color, if desired
Betty Crocker™ candy sprinkles
1
egg

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt.
  • 2 Shape about 1 tablespoon dough around each mint. On ungreased cookie sheet, place cookies about 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar, the milk, almond extract and a few drops of food color with spoon until thick enough to coat. Dip tops of cookies into frosting; sprinkle with candy sprinkles.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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