Firework Surprise Inside Cookies

Let the fireworks begin with these colorful cookies with a surprise middle layer. These are sweet little butter cookies rolled in colored nonpareils that have a fun flavored filling.
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, Sprinkle Cookies, sprinkles
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 25
Calories 179kcal
Author Jere @OneHotOven




  • In a large bowl mix the butter until fluffy.
  • Add the sugar, baking powder and salt; mix until combined
  • Mix in 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 red food coloring and the almond flavoring. Mix well to incorporate
  • Measure out 1 tablespoon of butter dough and make 25 balls with the dough
  • Using a teaspoon roll the red almond flavored dough into 25 1" balls.
  • Flatten the butter flavored dough and place a red 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 10-12 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: 25.21g | Fat: 8.4g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 30mg