Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Irish Rose

These cookies won $10,000 for Miss Laura Rott from Naperville, Illinois in a long ago Pillsbury Baking Contest. I can remember my mother making them for us and how good they were. I still have the original recipe that my mother used and since the paper is becoming a little brittle, I'm going to copy it here so I won't damage the original.

Top Review by pines506

These were very good. I used Andes candies, I thought the Eight O'clock's were a little large for this. I baked at 360 for 10 minutes. I think next time I'd lower it down to 350 and sub some whipping cream for the water. Thanks for posting. Great recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter and Crisco.
  3. Add sugars and mix well. Add unbeaten eggs, water and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Blend in the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Chill dough.
  6. Open and unwrap the chocolate mint wafers (Eight O'Clock or Andres)
  7. Enclose each wafer in about 1 Tablespoon of dough and top each cookie with a walnut half.
  8. Place on ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake in moderate oven (recipe says 375°)for 10-12 minutes. You might consider a moderate oven to be 350°.

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