Peppermint Melt-Away Cookies
1 (8-oz) package cream cheese
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
large zip-top bag
1 cup starlight mints (or candy canes), finely crushed
1 large egg (or 1/4 cup egg substitute)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 box white cake mix (15-18 oz), divided
1 cup white chocolate morsels
1. Add to cream cheese and butter: egg, vanilla, and one-half of the cake mix. Mix with electric mixer 1-2 minutes or until thoroughly blended. Stir in remaining half of cake mix, morsels, and 1/2 cup mints until blended. Place remaining 1/2 cup mints in shallow bowl.
2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and press tops of dough into mints. Place on baking sheets, mint side up and 2 inches apart.
3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned and center is barely set. Let stand 3-4 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool. Serve.
Total Time: 1 hour, Active Time: 30 minutes (Makes 4 dozen)
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