I don’t know about you, but I am already preparing my Christmas baking list. When we first got married, it became a tradition to bake plates of cookies for family, friends and neighbors. Since then, I am always looking for new cookie recipes to add to my baking list. That’s why I am excited to be a part of this year’s “Cookie Week”, hosted by Maryann from Domestically Speaking.
My mother-in-law introduced me to the Family Tradition Christmas Surprise Cookie Recipe.
Every year it is one of the most requested cookies from both family and friends.
I am excited to share it with you today,along with several of my talented blogging friends and their amazing cookie recipes. You will find their recipes at the end of this post.
The Family Tradition Christmas Surprise Cookie Recipe is filled with delectable treats and sweets, that will please even the pickiest of eaters. From chocolate, to peanuts to maraschino cherries, and festive sprinkles, these cookies look like bonbons. And there’s a surprise center in each one.
Family Tradition Christmas Surprise Cookie Recipe
1/2 cup real butter, softened
1 Tablespoon real vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
M&Ms, maraschino cherries, chocolate chips, Spanish peanuts, nuts, dates or your own favorite filling
2 1/2 Tablespoons light cream OR 1 1/2 Tablespoons whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
If desired, stir in a few drops of food coloring
Your favorite festive candy or colorful sprinkles
Heat oven to 350*
Mix thoroughly butter, sugar, and vanilla.
Work in flour and salt until dough holds together. (If dough is too dry, mix in 1 to 2 Tablespoons light cream.)
Mold dough by Tablespoonfuls around your candy, cherries or chocolate pieces.
Place cookies 1 inch apart on un-greased baking sheet.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until set, but not brown.
*While cookies are baking, make your icing*
Mix 1 cup confectioners sugar, 2 1/2 tablespoons light cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. I mix my icing with a fork.
Divide icing into 2 or 3 bowls. Add drops of food coloring into each bowl for desired colors.
I make however many colors for each various type of cookies I have.
IE; Red for maraschino cherries, Green for Spanish peanuts, White for M&Ms. You can color code them to your own preference. This is also a good way to keep track of which cookies have what center filling.
*When cookies are cooled dip tops of cookies into icing.
Decorate with sprinkles, coconut, candies, or colored sugar
You can see how soft and delectable each cookie is with it’s own special filling.
Ideal as a gift, party food or just for a fun Holiday treat.
I hope you will try my Family Tradition Christmas Surprise Cookie Recipe soon. Let me know when you do. I would love to hear what you think.
Thanks for joining me today. Now have some fun and check out the amazing cookie recipes from my blogging friends.
Happy “Cookie Week”!
Easy Spritz Cookies (not pictured)