Thursday, December 04, 2008


My good friend Jennie hosted a cookie swap a couple years back and these were the cookies that she made. And since she doesn't do a blog....(ahem)... I'll post the recipe for you. I LOVE these and they have such a cute Christmas-y name. Hope you enjoy.
Santa's Surprise Cookies

* 1 bag Candy Bar Variety Miniatures (Milky Way, Snickers, Musketeers, etc.)

* 2 sticks butter (softened)

* 1 cup light brown sugar

* 1 cup sugar

* 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour (sifted)

* 2 eggs

* 1 cup creamy peanut butter

* 1 teaspoon vanilla

* 1 teaspoon baking soda

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

What to do:1.Combine the butter, peanut butter and sugars using a mixer on a medium to low speed until light and fluffy.

2.Slowly add the eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Then mix in the flour, salt and baking soda.

3.Cover and chill dough for 2-3 hours.

4.Unwrap all Candy Bar Miniatures.

5.Remove dough from refrigerator. Divide into 1-tablespoon pieces and flatten.

6.Place a candy bar piece in the center of each piece of dough.

7.Form each piece of dough into a ball around the candy bar piece.

8.Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes. (Baking time and temperature may need to be adjusted if using more than 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie.)

9.Let cookies cool on baking rack or wax paper.

Holiday Hint: Spruce up Santa's Surprise Cookies by sprinkling them with powdered sugar and then drizzling melted chocolate over the top of each cookie!

Makes 2 dozen cookies.


Tamie said...

those sound great and perfect to make on a freezing day like today.
btw: made the stew and it was a BIG hit with the fam. yippie! glad to add that recipe to my collection.
and i've got a GREAT holiday candy/treat to share with you...e-mail it to you? i need to look at your post again...

Brandy said...

Sounds soooooo good I am definately going to make these!

Keys to the Magic Travel said...

I have almost the same recipe! I am actually going to do this one day this week for a cookie swap that I am in...

Miki said...

I can't believe I'm caught up! I can't believe those cookies!!!

Look at those ingredients. I skipped over all of the directions right away....

too hard...too hard.

I'm still copying it for my fantastic day that I actually try to cook them.

One day for too hard....there will be one day...