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Holiday Surprise Cookies

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 36 min
  • Servings 48
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Surprise family and friends with these sweet treasures, which, thanks to cookie mix, are surprisingly easy to make.
Created Aug 25, 2009
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  • 1 pouch (496 g) Betty Crocker® Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) flour
  • Red and green food colouring
  • 16 thin rectangular crème de menthe candies, cut into thirds
  • Assorted coloured sprinkles, sugars, decors and decorating gels


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F (190°C). In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, melted butter, egg and flour until soft dough forms. Divide dough into thirds. Tint one-third red and one-third green with food colours; leave one-third plain. Keep dough covered tightly until ready to use.
  • 2
    On floured surface, roll each third of dough until 1/8- inch (3 mm) thick. For round cookies, cut with 1 1/2-inch (3.5 cm) cookie cutter; for square cookies, cut into 1 1/2-inch (3.5 cm) squares using sharp knife. (Dip cutter or knife in flour for easier cutting.)
  • 3
    On ungreased baking sheet, place half the cookies 1-inch (2.5 cm) apart. Place 1 candy piece on centre of each cookie; top with another cookie. Gently press edges together to seal, using tines of fork. To decorate before baking, sprinkle cookies with coloured sprinkles, sugars or decors as desired.
  • 4
    Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from baking sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Decorate with gels as desired.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Substitution Tip: Instead of the crème de menthe candies, use one of either a small round chocolate-covered creamy mint or 1/4 tsp (1mL) toffee bit in each cookie.
  • Tip 2
    Special Touch: Surprise someone special with a box of these holiday cookies.

Nutrition Information

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