I only got 32 cookies (that's 64 halves) out of this recipe. Perhaps I'm using the wrong size of mints? I was using the York peppermint patties, in the Christmas wrapping, about 1.5" in diameter. The candy's pretty thick, and when you press the two halves together to make the "sandwich," what happens is that the warm cookie kind of smooshes around the candy. These make big cookies, and not a lot of them. However, it's a great recipe to make with kids; my 4-year-old son loved "helping" me make them. And I do like the cookies by themselves, without the candy. They're light and dome-shaped. With a bit of peppermint, vanilla, or orange extract, they'd be pretty good all by themselves. The dough was too wet to form balls and roll into sugar; I just dropped it by spoonfuls onto the pan. But you could sprinkle a bit of sugar on top for that sparkly effect easily enough. I probably won't do this recipe again as written. I'll try to chill the mints and slice them across (like a bagel) to make the finished cookies thinner. Happy holidays!
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I only got 32 cookies (that's 64 halves) out of this recipe. Perhaps I'm using the wrong size...