1994 2nd Place Surprise Packages

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Title: 1994 2nd Place Surprise Packages
Yield: 36 Servings
Categories: Cookies, Holiday


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.

For variety, second-place winner Carol Feezell of Skokie, Illinois uses
several kinds of miniature candies in her pretty cookies. She suggests
filling the cookies with chocolate mint wafers, such as Andes, or Hershey's
Miniatures. We also enjoyed Lindt's orange chocolate thins when we made the
cookies in the Tribune test kitchen. from the Chicago Tribune seventh
annual Food Guide Holiday Cookie Contest December 8, 1994
Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #338

From: Linda Place

Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 12:22:58 +0000