Mint Pillow Cookies January 21, 2014

     My daughter & I made these cookies yesterday, and they are divine!  They are wonderful with a hot cup of coffee.  I love the tender buttery taste & texture of the cookie because it's not sickeningly sweet.  I am a huge fan of chocolate & mint, so these are perfect for me.  After making this batch, we came up with many tasty ideas to add to their goodness.  Drizzle them with chocolate, dust with sprinkles, change the shape into a heart, or try them with other Andes Candies like the Peppermint Crunch or Cherry Jubilee!  YUMMY!!

Andes Candy Pillow Cookies1

1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
45 candies 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In large mixing bowl, combine all of the above ingredients, and blend them well with your blender.  Next, add the flour 1 cup at a time until a soft dough forms.   Roll dough into a 1 inch ball in your hand, and then flatten by patting your palms together. Put the candy on one half of the flattened dough in your hand, and flip the other half on top of the candy.  Pinch the edges of your cookie to form a pillow shape.  Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet (I used cooking spray), and bake for 10-13 minutes or until you see the edges starting to turn a golden brown. Make sure they are completely cooled before storing in covered container.