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Minty Middle Treasures

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Minty Middle Treasures
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24
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Mint filling and almond frosting add a twist to these wonderful cookies - perfect dessert to treat a crowd.
Updated Dec 16, 2011

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

Steps

  • 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.

Nutrition

140 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 21g Total Carbohydrate, 14g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
14g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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