Wednesday, December 22, 2010

WOYWDW81? Minty Middles Cookies!

My only workdesk this week has been in the kitchen and at the sewing machine.  This is one of the cookies that's always on the Christmas gift list.  There's a yummy surprise inside this one.  I triple this recipe for gift giving.  Merry Christmas to Julia and the ladies at WOYWD!!

Minty Middle Treasures

1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. shortening
1/4 c. butter, softened
1/2 t. vanilla
1 egg
1 2/3 c. all purpose flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
About 2 dozen Andes mint candies, unwrapped
Almond Frosting
Sugar or candy sprinkles

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Beat sugars, shortening, butter, vanilla and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on med speed.  Stir in flour, baking soda and salt.

Shape about 1 T. dough around each mint.  Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet.

Bake 9-10 minutes or until light brown.  Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool completely.  Frost and sprinkle.

Almond Frosting

1 c. powdered sugar
1 T. plus 1-2 t. milk
1/4 t. almond extract or vanilla
food color if desired

Mix all ingredients until smooth and thick enough to coat.

That's it.  Simple and oh so yummy!  Enjoy!

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10 comments:

Twiglet said...

The cookies look scrummy! Have a merry Christmas and a crafty and healthy New Year!

Katie said...

THat looks so yummy! Maybe I'll get around to trying it soon!

-Katie (47)

Minxy said...

Aw cookies, my fav, Wishing you Happy WOYWW & Happy Christmas too
hugs Minxy #4

butlersabroad said...

Oh yummy cookies, do you have my address for my care package, lol!!!

Have a wonderful Christmas,
Hugs
Brenda 45

Cardmaking Galore said...

That cookie looks really yummy!

Marjo said...

OMGosh so many yummy goodies everywhere. I think I have gained some weight just looking at all this yummyness..lol

Thanks for the peek and sharing.

Happy Holidays and creative crafting in the New Year.

Hugs, Marjo #5

Maggie's Crafts said...

Yummy pic! Thank you for sharing.:)

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Nicky said...

Oh yummy looking cookies - have a great Christmas ~ Nicky 52

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

These cookies look so good and I know they taste even better! Merry Christmas! Patsy from
HeARTworks

JoZart said...

Yummy recipe for those lovely cookies, I mught try them out!
Happy Christmas and thanks for a late snoop,
joZarty x