Surprise Crinkles Recipe
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Surprise Crinkles Recipe

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I created this recipe by trial and error using many different kinds of candy. Milky Ways were the secret "surprise" my family liked best.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 54 servings


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packages (13.3 ounces each) fun-size Milky Way candy bar

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 164 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls. Cut each candy bar into fourths; push one portion into the center of each ball, completely covering candy with dough. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown and surface cracks. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 9 dozen.
Originally published as Surprise Crinkles in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p105

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deannasnz 87440
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

"Very good, but next time I'll skip the cinnamon."

maryvandorin 87437
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"I have made these many times and don't last very long."

AK girl 33110
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"this looks great and taste GREAT!!!!!!"

carolannhealy 25532
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"May I ask what is the best shortening to use?"

gford 62125
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

"I made these for home and for work and everyone raved about them. They were delicious. I will definitely make them again."

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