Starlight, Star Bright

Recipe for "Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies" -

Bake 375 degrees 10-12 minutes
Makes 4 1/2 dozen


3 c flour
1 t soda
1/2 t salt


1 c butter
1 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar

Blend in:

2 eggs
2 T water

Found in "In The Saddle With Uncle Bill" by Will James. Published by Scribners, 1935.

(Yes, I realize there's no mint to be found. Reader Andrea points us in this direction:

This recipe is basically the same, except "you wrap the dough around a piece of minty chocolate and stick a walnut on top."

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jzgplj said...

I wonder what makes them mint?

Michael Popek said...

You make a good point.

Perhaps that's the surprise.

"Surprise! Not minty!"

Cyndee said...

"Surprise Not minty!"
Has to be! Nothing in the recipe to give you that mint taste unless you are suppose to eat a mint before the cookie. :)

Andrea said...

This reminds me of that pie that tastes like apple pie, even though the filling is made out of crackers, sugar and lemon juice– no apples.

I found a recipe for Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies:
The same one, except you wrap the dough around a piece of minty chocolate and stick a walnut on top (I'm not sure if I like the sound of that!).

Michael Popek said...

Oh, nice save Andrea.

Veronica Wald said...

HAHA, the link to the modern-day version requires one to count out 100 walnut halves and 100 mint wafer cookies.

Care said...

I just read an article about a lady who collects old written recipe cards - I bet she would love this.

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