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Easy Mint Cookies

 Easy Mint Cookies
Because you start with a store-bought cookie mix, it takes no time at all to make these minty treats. I usually drizzle melted chocolate chips over the cookie tops, but pink candy coating looks lovely for Valentine's Day.—Christina Hitchcock, Blakely, Pennsylvania
21 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (17-1/2 ounces) sugar cookie mix
  • 40 to 45 mint Andes candies
  • 3 ounces each red and green candy coating disks
  • Decorating sprinkles, optional

Directions

  • Prepare cookie dough according to package directions. Cover and chill
  • for 15-20 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • Pat a scant tablespoonful of dough in a thin layer around each mint
  • candy. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at
  • 375° for 7-9 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute before
  • removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In microwave-safe bowls, melt each color of candy coating; stir until
  • smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Top with decorating sprinkles if
  • desired. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.