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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 55 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen

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 until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 151 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.
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  • lmmanda
    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!

  • ahhlen2u
    Oct 15, 2012

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