1 1/4 cups candy-coated
milk chocolate pieces
2 tablespoons milk
24 ounces dry sugar
1 cup cashew halves
1. In a small
saucepan combine 3/4 cup of the candies and milk. Melt over low
heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat.
2. Prepare cookie
mixes according to package directions. Stir melted
chocolate into half the dough. Form chocolate dough into two
rolls about 1 inch in diameter. Wrap in wax paper or foil. Chill
about 2 hours.
3. Divide plain
dough in half. On a well-floured surface, roll each plain
half out to a 12 x 6 inch rectangle. Place a chocolate roll on
Roll up, pressing doughs lightly together so plain dough encases
roll. Repeat with remaining dough.
4. Wrap each roll
in wax paper or foil. Chill about 2 hours until firm.
Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).
5. Cut each roll
into 1/4-inch slices. Place 2 slices so they are touching on
greased baking sheet. In the center of each chocolate circle,
place one of
the remaining candies for eye. Where the slices touch, place a
6. Bake until the
plain cookie is lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool
cookies on baking sheets 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and cool on wire
Makes 72 cookies