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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ After Dinner Mint Cookies ~
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
1 t baking powder
1/4 t mint extract
Few drops green food coloring
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup finely crushed chocolate sandwich cookies**
with white filling
about 6 cookies)
1 t shortening (optional)
Preheat oven to 375F.
Beat butter or margarine in a large mixing bowl
with an electric mixer on medium to high speed
for 30 seconds. Add sugar and baking powder and
beat until combined. Beat in egg, mint extract,
and enough food coloring to tint light to medium
green. Beat in as much of the flour as you can
with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with
a wooden spoon. Divide dough in half. Cover and
chill about 1 hour or until easy to handle. Roll
one half of dough between two sheets of wax paper
into an 8x7 inch rectangle. Peel off top sheet of
wax paper. Sprinkle half of crushed cookies evenly
over dough to within 1/4 inch of all sides. Roll
up, jellyroll style, starting from one short side,
removing bottom sheet of waxed paper as you roll.
Pinch to seal. Repeat with remaining dough and
crushed cookies. Wrap rolls in wax paper or clear
plastic wrap. Chill about 4 hours or until firm.
Remove one roll of dough from the refrigerator.
Unwrap and reshape slightly, if necessary. Cut
dough into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place 2 inches
apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8
to 9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on
cookie sheet for 1 minute. Remove and cool
completely on wire racks. Repeat with remaining
roll of dough. If desired, melt together chocolate
and shortening in a heavy saucepan over low heat;
drizzle over cookies.
Makes 50 cookies
For gift giving package cookies in decorative cellophane
bag. Tie with Christmas curly ribbon. Place in gift
basket with fabric napkins. Embellish basket with
Christmas greenery and ribbon.
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