Starlight Mint Supreme Cookies

“This was a prize winning recipe from a contest specifically utilizing ‘Rockford Chocolate Mint Wafers. It was one of the first cookies to feature a candy at its center, and was one of my son, Scott’s favorites.” – Jean Hansen

Starlight Mint Supreme Cookies

Course: Cookies


  • 3 Cups Flour Sifted
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar Firmly Packed
  • 2 Eggs Unbeaten
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Package Andes Creme De Menthe Thins
  • Walnut or Pecan Halves


  • Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. Blend in eggs, water and vanilla; beat well. Add dry ingredients; mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • Enclose each chocolate mint wafer in about 1 tablespoon of chilled dough. Place on greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Top each with a walnut half. Bake in moderate (375 degree) oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 4 1/2 dozen cookies.


This recipe originally called for Rockwood Chocolate Mint Wafers, and was wonderful too, with Rockwood rum chocolate wafers … or Rockwood mild chocolate wafers. Unfortunately, the Rockwood Chocolate Factory is long gone, and nobody makes them anymore. Andes Mints are the best substitution.

1950s Recipe – Jean Hansen – A Pillsbury Grand National Prize Winner