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Surprise Package Cookies

 Surprise Package Cookies
"Each of these buttery cookies has a chocolate mint candy inside," says Lorraine Meyer of Bend, Oregon. "They're my very favorite cookie and are always part of our Christmas cookie trays."
21 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 65 mint Andes candies


  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating
  • well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking
  • powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • With floured hands, shape a tablespoonful of dough around 42 candies,
  • forming rectangular cookies. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking
  • sheets.
  • Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool. In a microwave or saucepan, melt the
  • remaining candies; drizzle over cookies. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 296 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 175 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 48 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.