The Cookie Jar – Hidden Surprises


I love surprises!  I especially think it’s fun to bite into a cookie and find something you didnt’ expect (as long as it is some form of chocolate!)  This week I had the girls from my church class (14-16 year old girls) over for a holiday cookie baking night.  One of the girl’s moms (thanks Claudia!) taught them how to make some fun Christmas cookies and one of them I just have to share because it was so good – Snowballs.  The best part of this cookie is that hidden inside is a Hershey Kiss!  These cookies freeze great too.  You can make them with or without the nuts.


My class from church making Snowball cookies

Snowball Cookies

The Cookie Jar – Hidden Surprises


  • 2 sticks butter, softened (1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 8 oz. chocolate kisses
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  • Cream butter and sugar well until smooth.
  • Add flour and then walnuts.
  • Gather dough into disk-shape and wrap in plastic.
  • Refrigerate at least 1/2 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove foil from kisses and insert one inside a ball of dough 1 inch in diameter.
  • Make sure each kiss is completely covered by dough.
  • Bake on ungreased baking sheet for 12 minutes, until just cooked through.
  • Roll in powdered sugar after cooled.

Another fun “hidden surprise”  cookie is Snickers Cookies – you guessed it – hidden inside is a mini Snicker candy bar – yum!  This recipe was shared with me by another food blogger -Katherine of How to be  a Domestic Goddess.  These are so awesome – you won’t be able to eat just one!  Happy Baking!


Snickers Cookies

The Cookie Jar – Hidden Surprises


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 60 minature (bite size) Snickers candy bars (these are the smallest size ones - NOT the fun size)
  • chocolate glaze (see recipe below)


  • Preheat oven to 350 .
  • Cream butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
  • Add eggs and vanilla.
  • Combine dry ingredients and add to peanut butter mixture.
  • Take 1 Tbsp. of dough and flatten into round shape in palm of hand.
  • Place Snickers bar in center and fold dough around it.
  • Roll in palms of your hand to form a smooth ball with the Snickers bar totally covered with the dough.
  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from cookie sheet and place on a wire rack to cool.
  • Drizzle top of cookies with chocolate glaze.

Chocolate Glaze

The Cookie Jar – Hidden Surprises


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 Tbps. milk


  • Mix powdered sugar, unsweetened cocoa and milk
  • Add additional as needed to thin mixture enough to drizzle from spoon


  1. debbie nelson says

    i just found your website ..i love it…thank you..i do have one do i print the reciepes with out printing off everything? thank you again..are you lds? i am ..

  2. Carol Lester says

    I don’t know who’s idea it was to put a snickers inside a peanut butter cookie but GOD BLESS’EM.


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