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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
Keyword Christmas Cookies, Halloween cookies,
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 25
Calories 179kcal
Author Jere' at One Hot Oven



  • 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 01-12 minutes at 375 degrees.


For the food coloring, start by adding a drop, then add more as needed.
Measure out all the dough balls to make sure you have 25 of each.  If you have too many or not enough of one just pinch some dough off another dough ball to make 25 of each.
After you roll the two dough balls together, roll the ball in you have several times to warm up the dough to get a bit sticky and immediately roll in the nonpareils.  
If you let the dough balls sit and then roll in the nonpareils the dough won't be sticky enough.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.2g | Fat: 8.4g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 30mg