Halloween Surprise Inside Cookies

Halloween Surprise Inside Cookies

There's a delicious little surprise inside every bite of these colorful buttery cookies.
Course Cookies
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 25
Author Jere' at One Hot Oven


  • 3/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • Orange food coloring
  • 5 oz. Colored nonpareils you may need more or less nonpareils


  • In a large bowl mix the butter until fluffy.
  • Add the sugar, baking powder and salt; mix until combined
  • Add the egg, egg yolks, and vanilla until combined, scraping sides of the bowl.
  • Mix in the flour until combined, forming a soft dough.
  • Remove 3/4 cup of the dough to a small bowl and add the orange food coloring and cinnamon. Mix well to incorporate
  • Measure out 1 tablespoon of butter dough and make 25 balls with the dough
  • Using a teaspoon roll the orange cinnamon flavored dough into 25 1" balls.
  • Flatten the butter flavored dough and place an orange-tinted dough ball in the center and mold the dough around it to make a round ball.
  • Roll the ball in the nonpareil sprinkles and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 11-12 minutes at 375 degrees.