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 2/3 c. all purpose flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
About 2 dozen Andes mint candies, unwrapped
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.
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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