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Mint Candy-Filled Cookies

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Mint Candy-Filled Cookies
  • Prep 1 hr 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 48
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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) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 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

  • tip 1
    For added color, roll the balls of dough in green sugar before baking.

Nutrition Information

90 Calories, 3g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 14g Total Carbohydrate, 11g Sugars

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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