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Surprise Cookies

Rated as 4.79 out of 5 Stars

"A favorite with children. The peanut butter completely covers the candy."
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servings 172
Original recipe yields 21 servings (42 cookies)


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  1. Beat butter or margarine, peanut butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar together until fluffy. Beat in egg. Sift flour and baking powder together; stir into butter mixture. Chill dough thoroughly, 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Press a chocolate-covered caramel into the middle of each ball. Roll dough around it. Roll each ball in granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool 2-3 minutes, then remove from cookie sheets.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 172 calories; 9 21.1 2.9 21 100 Full nutrition

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I've seen this recipe published in assorted magazines using a mini Snickers in the center in place of a Rollo, er "chocolate covered caramel candy". I decided to give this recipe a shot and add...

Simply amazing. Made exactly as written.

Made these as part of a Christmas platter and they were a huge hit. This recipe doesn't need any real changes, however I didn't think the cookie looked finished so I drizzled a little dark choco...

Delicious! I used mini Rolos for the center. Make sure there are no cracks or it will leak out.

I made these with bite size Snickers because that is what I had on hand. They turned out amazingly delish. The recipe is easy to follow and the dough perfect to work with. Thank you.

Very good! I loved it! My family couldnt stop eating it. Although I put 1/2 cup more flour in and refrigerated it for 30 min.

I made these for my families Christmas cookie platter this year and these disappeared first. This was really easy recipe and that was a big hit for a picky family.

wonderful cookies

These were very good but they are missing something to make them spectacular! I dipped my caramel candies in sea salt and sprinkled a little on top.