Mint Candy-Filled Cookies

Mint Candy-Filled Cookies
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  1. Cookies
  2. 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
  3. 3/4 cup chopped unwrapped thin rectangular créme de menthe candies
  4. Frosting
  5. 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  6. 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  7. 1 to 2 drops green food color, if desired
  8. 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  9. Garnish
  10. 24 thin rectangular créme de menthe candies, unwrapped
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  2. Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in 3/4 cup chopped candies. Shape teaspoons of dough into balls; place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
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  4. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set and edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
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  6. In small bowl, mix frosting ingredients until smooth, adding enough milk 1 teaspoon at a time until desired spreading consistency. Spread 1 teaspoon frosting on each cooled cookie. Cut each créme de menthe candy in half crosswise; cut each half diagonally into 2 triangles. Garnish each cookie with 2 candy triangles to form a tree.