Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 4 dozen


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1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Chocolate mint wafers
Pecan halves


Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, water, and vanilla, beating well.

Sift together flour, soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or until thoroughly chilled.

Press 1 tablespoon dough to 1/4-inch thickness with lightly floured hands; wrap around a mint, and place seam side down on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Gently press a pecan half on top of cookie. Repeat procedure with remaining dough, mints, and pecans. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

Created date

February 2010