Saturday, April 16, 2011

Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies

3 cups flour
1 t soda
½ t salt
½ c butter
½ c shortening
1 c sugar
½ c brown sugar firmly packed
2 eggs
2 T water
1 t vanilla
3 pkg (9 oz each) chocolate kisses or mints)
walnut halves, optional

Sift flour, soda and salt - set aside. Cream butter and shortening; Add sugars and cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs, water, and vanilla. Beat well. Blend in dry ingredients thoroughly and chill at least 2 hours. Shape cookies by enclosing a kiss in 1 T dough. Place on greased baking sheet about 2" apart. Top cookies with walnut half. Bake 375°F. 10-12 minutes.

Hint: Put one slice bread in cookie container to keep them softer and fresher.

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