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Surprise Cookies

Posted By Suzanne McMinn On April 10, 2009 @ 1:05 am In Cookies,The Farmhouse Table | 23 Comments

These pretty little cookies make fun Easter or anytime treats, and the best part is–they come with a surprise. You can vary them in endless ways, and oh my, there’s nothing like a cookie with a secret.

C’mon. I’ll show you what it is. (And check out the short, already-in-your-pantry ingredient list!)

How to make Surprise Cookies:

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
semi-sweet chocolate chips
(about a cup)

In a large bowl, beat butter for 30 seconds. You can use margarine if you want. I would never. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat well. Stir in the flour with a spoon. The dough will seem a little dry. Knead it together with your hands, as with piecrust dough.

Take the dough off in balls, a generous teaspoonful at a time.

Make a depression in the dough ball.

Place your little secret (three chocolate chips) in the center.

Fold the dough around the chips to hide the surprise.

Reshape into a ball. Repeat with all the dough until you have a nice pile of pretty cookie balls. Shhh. Don’t tell anybody what’s in there.

Place about two inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 10 minutes. Let rest two minutes before removing from the baking sheet. Place on a wire rack to finish cooling.

Don’t be tempted to eat them now.

Maybe just one. It’s okay. I won’t tell.

Now you’re ready to ice them!

Powdered Sugar Icing:

2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons milk
(additional milk as needed)

In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and 3 tablespoons of milk. Stir together. Add more milk if necessary to bring the mixture to drizzling consistency. Drizzle over the tops of the cookies. Scatter with candy sprinkles before icing sets.

I made these in spring colors for Easter Surprise Cookies, but you can make Christmas, Halloween, Fourth of July, etc Surprise Cookies, depending on the season. You can also use white chocolate chips, caramel chips, M&Ms, whatever you like, instead of semi-sweet chips for the surprise inside. You can tint the icing, too. The choices are as endless as your occasions for cookies. Make some today!

Then bring them over to my house because these are goin’ fast….

See this recipe at Farm Bell Recipes and save it to your recipe box.

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