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Snowball Surprise Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch


about 3 dozen

Keep the guests guessing until the big cake reveal! Use candy coating disks to tint the insides of these tender cookies pink and blue. Since these disks come in a variety of colors, you can also make the cookies to match any holiday or theme. —Jan Whitworth, Roebuck, South Carolina
Snowball Surprise Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup each finely chopped pecans, walnuts and almonds, toasted
  • 39 pink or blue candy coating disks


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. In another bowl, whisk flour and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in nuts. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Insert a candy disk into the center of each cookie, reshaping dough into a ball and covering disk completely.
  3. Bake 12-15 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Place remaining confectioners' sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar. Cool on wire racks. Re-roll cookies if needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 119 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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