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Chocolate Mint Surprise Cookies

User Rating 5 out of 5
7 Reviews
7 out of 7 users would make it again
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January 27, 2012 By None
Just a couple of tips If you make this cookie recipe ~ use parchment paper cause it's a job and a half to get the baked on mint off the cookie pan! (I use bags of Thin Mints) I learned that the first time I made them. Also, once you have the mint covered by the cookie dough, roll it in your hand like you would if you were making a meatball to get all the creases out of the dough. Then carefully flatten it a bit making sure that you can't see even a hint of the brown of the chocolate. If you aren't careful of these things, you will have leaks and the cookies won't come out very good. Note: You can put quite a few of these cookies onto the same cookie pan because they don't spread out like a chocolate chip cookie does. While two pans of cookies are baking, I put the bowl with the dough in the frig because it gets sticky if it's warm. As you bake each cookie pan full, and you sample one when done, you will learn if you're putting too much dough into each cookie! :~) If you roll the cookie with the mint in it as I suggest above you can see that the mint is well covered and you really do only need just a bit of dough as the instructions say. Otherwise, using too much dough, the taste of the mint and chocolate are less noticeable. These cookies take a lot more than 35 minutes to make. They are quite labor intensive to make sure you have sealed the mints well and will have no leaks. It's my experience that guys really LOVE these cookies! ;~D
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Starlight Mint Surprise CookiesJuly 29, 2010 By None
I just found my mother's recipe and it was a prize winning Pillsbury bake-off winner. I appreciate the sources for the chocolate mint candies. All I have to do now is find them and bake my favorite childhood cookie!
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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My special cookie...May 16, 2010 By None
This is one of my favorite cookies ever. It has been 25 years since I had them. My Grandma use to make them just for me. Not long before she passed away she used the last of the mint candies she bought in Canada. Well, I went to Trader Joe's (CA) were I buy chocolate mint candies called UFO's. They have changed the package and when I opened it they are now larger, flatter and taste just like the old mints my Grandma used. They are perfect for making Starlight Mint Cookies and remembering a Grandma I loved so much.....
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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MemoriesDecember 18, 2009 By None
The mints we used were made by a candy company in Cambridge, MA (long gone now). We used half a walnut on top.
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Starlight Mint Memories of Old - 1950'sDecember 14, 2009 By None
Aha Rockwood Mints !! My sister and I have been trying to remember those chocolate mint wafer candies Mom used in her Starlight Mint cookies. Does anyone know where the recipe originated and if there are any chocolate mint candies other than Andes which would be good in this recipe?
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Mouthful of memories!January 18, 2009 By Soaplady123
I remember my mom making these when I was a kid back in the 50's. I dont think Andes mints were available then, and she used Rockwood mint wafers. These are so easy and so darned good I will make them again and again! Thanks for the memories.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Delicious!January 04, 2008 By yumyum18
These cookies are wonderful! I used Andes candies as well and did not put anything on top. They turned out excellent and I would definitely make them again. Highly recommended!
12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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