Source: Hershey's

cookie photoStarlight Mint Surprise Cookie

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter (half shortening may be used)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, unbeaten
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 9-ounce package solid chocolate mint candy wafers, such as Andes
  • 54 walnut halves

Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. Blend in eggs, water and vanilla; beat well. Add dry ingredients; mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Enclose each chocolate mint candy wafer in about 1 tablespoon of chilled dough. Place on greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Top each with a walnut half.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

Makes 4 1/2 dozen cookies.

Times testing note: This recipe was a $10,000 winner in the 1949 Pillsbury Bake-Off. It looks like a plain cookie, but the mint inside lends a nice surprise.

Source: Doris S. Coddington, Spring Hill

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