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  • Serves: 36 Servings

1994 2nd Place Surprise Packages

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Category: Cookies, Holiday

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c Confectioners'sugar, sifted
  • 1 ts Pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ts Water
  • 36 Thin layered chocolate
  • Mint wafers (or other
  • Flavor miniature
  • Chocolates), unwrapped


Confectioners' sugar
Food color, colored
Sprinkles as desired

Preparation time: 2 hours Cooking time: 15 to 20 minutes

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Have ready ungreased baking sheets.
2. Beat butter in large bowl of electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Beat in half of the flour, the sugar, vanilla and water until thoroughly
combined. Beat in the remaining flour.
3. Use a scant 1 tablespoon of dough and press it flat and thin with your
hands. Put a chocolate mint wafer in the center and fold the dough over to
completely cover each chocolate and to form a neat, rectangular package.
Pinch the edges to seal. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
4. Bake until bottoms are lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool a few
minutes on the baking sheets and then cool completely on wire racks.
5. For icing, mix confectioners' sugar and milk to make a thin icing;
color icing as desired. Use a small spatula to ice cookies. Decorate as
desired so cookies resemble Christmas packages.

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