light cream (half&half)
Heat oven to 350℉ (180℃).
Mix butter, sugar and vanilla thoroughly.
Work in flour and salt until dough holds together.
Add up to two tablespoons of milk or cream if batter is too crumbly.
Divide dough into quarters---each quarter should make one dozen cookies.
Mold dough by tablespoons around each of the following (one dozen of each): Half an Andes mint; A Maraschino Cherry, 3 chocolate chips (or your favorite semi-sweet chocolate); and a pecan.
BE SURE TO MARK THEM WHEN YOU BAKE THEM SO YOU'Ll KNOW HOW TO FROST THEM! Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set but not brown.
For the icing, mix together sugar and cream.
Divide icing into four custard cups.
Use food coloring to color pink, green and yellow. Add chips to remaining icing and microwave until melted, mix together.
Frost by dipping baked cookies into icing as follows Andes mint.