First Day of School

Today was the first day of school. What a great day it was. After I dropped off my daughter, my son wanted a mommy/son day. We went to the park this morning before it became too hot. Then we came home and had lunch. We had simple sandwiches and apple slices. After lunch we decided to make a snack for sissy when she came home. Here is what we came up with.

Chocolate Surprise Cookies

•2-1/2 cups flour
•1 tsp. baking soda
•1/4 tsp. salt
•3/4 cup sugar
•3/4 cup brown sugar
•1 cup butter, softened
•2 eggs
•1 tsp. vanilla
•3-4 pkgs. chocolate mint wafers (I use Andes candies)

In large bowl, combine all ingredients except mint wafers, and beat at low speed until dough forms. Chill dough at least 2 hours.
Shape a scant tablespoon of dough around each chocolate mint, making sure to cover the candy completely. Roll the ball between your hands to make it smooth and place on on ungreased cookie sheets at least 3" apart.

Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 12 minutes, until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet immediately.

To freeze, divide dough into two teaspoon portions and freeze on a cookie sheet. Package into freezer containers, label, seal, and freeze up to 3 months. To use, let dough stand overnight in the refrigerator. Wrap dough around the mint candy and bake as directed.

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