Santa's Surprise Cookies Recipe

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Every year we have about 30 guests at our home for Christmas Eve festivities. Out of all of the different cookies I make, these are the first to disappear.—Cheryl Smith, Jamestown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 72 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 packages (11-1/2 ounces each) miniature Snickers candy bars
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 package (9-1/2 ounces) Dove dark chocolate candies
  • 1 teaspoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 151 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Roll dough into 1-1/4-in. balls. Press a candy bar into each; reshape balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 325° for 10-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate candies and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Let stand until set. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Santa's Surprise Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p54

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 151 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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Reviewed Apr. 7, 2014

"These are my family's favorite cookies. I've been making them for more than 15 years. I buy bags of mini candy bars and use different flavors, not just snickers, Milky Way is especially good!"

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Reviewed Oct. 15, 2012

"My son and I make these for Santa every year it is pone of outr favorites."

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