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Santa's Surprise Cookies

 Santa's Surprise Cookies
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
72 ServingsPrep: 55 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Roll dough into 1-1/4-in. balls. Press a candy bar into each; reshape
  • balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 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.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate candies and shortening; stir

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Santa's Surprise Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Let stand until set. Yield:
  • about 6 dozen.
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.