Starlight Mint Sandwich Cookies
Use geometric shaped cookie cutters such as stars, diamonds, etc., to add sparkle to your cookie tray.
2 1/2 dozen cookies
1 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup finely crushed starlight mint candies
1/4 teaspoon salt
7 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
Crushed starlight mint candies
Combine butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add egg yolks, vanilla and peppermint extract. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
Reduce speed to low. Add flour, 1/2 cup crushed candies and salt. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Divide dough in half. Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Heat oven to 350°F.Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into shapes with 1 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets.
Bake for 6 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.
To assemble sandwich cookies, spread about 1 teaspoon melted chocolate on bottom of one cookie; top with bottom of another cookie. Repeat to assemble all cookies. Decorate as desired by rolling edges in melted chocolate, then crushed candies; dipping half of sandwich cookie in melted chocolate; drizzling top with melted chocolate, then sprinkling with crushed candies. Place on waxed paper; let stand 1 hour to set.
If desired, cut out cookies using 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. To assemble cookies spread about 2 teaspoons melted chocolate on bottom of one cookie; top with bottom of another cookie. 1 1/2 dozen cookies.
Nutrition Facts (1 sandwich cookie)
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Recipe #7078©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.