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Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies

Yield about 4 dozen


  • 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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