Mint Surprise Sugar Cookies

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These sugar cookies are SO easy to make, but never fail to get comments when I make them, because of the little kiss of mint. They can be a little more work than little ones are interested in participating in (Max is only interested in eating them!) but you can also make some like this and some plain ones, which are great for little hands to roll and drop, and eventually decorate.

It's a very basic sugar cookie recipe, but then you wrap it around a mini York Peppermint Patty, so it's a little chocolate mint surprise when you bite into it! These Minis, which come unwrapped in a bag, are the perfect size to make dainty little cookies.

Mint Sugar Cookies

  • 1 1/2 c. White Sugar
  • 1 cup Softened Butter
  • 2 3/4 c. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 t. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 t. Baking Powder
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 t. Vanilla
  • York Peppermint Patty Minis

Heat oven to 375° (190° C)

In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and powder.

In a large bowl (I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer) cream together butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy, then beat in the egg and vanilla.

Add the dry ingredients in, a small amount at a time, until everything is incorporated.

Set dough in refrigerator for 10-15 mins to firm up.

Take one peppermint patty and wrap cookie with dough, being careful to seal completely so you can't see any of the patty showing through.

You could put them in the oven now, but I prefer to add some sprinkles, because who doesn't love sprinkles? For this batch, I did a bunch of Christmas-y ones, but I also did some Thanksgiving ones because I'll be sharing these with my family at Thanksgiving dinner. Also, I had some random fall-themed sprinkles in my stash, so I might as well use them!

One tip for applying sprinkles (which might be common knowledge, but I just discovered it recently. Drop the shaped ball of dough into a small bowl of sprinkles, instead of just applying them once the dough is on the cookie sheet. You can get better adhesion this way, and roll the whole ball around in sprinkles to get an all over look.

Place your rolled, sprinkle dough balls onto a parchment paper-covered cookie sheet (If no parchment, go with ungreased, but really, parchment paper is magic for baking!)

Bake for 12-14 minutes, let rest for 2 minutes before removing to rack to cool.

I'm linking up with my friend Natasha and her annual #HousefulofCookies link-up!
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