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.
- 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 tsp. almond flavoring
- Red food coloring
- 5 oz. or more Colored nonpareils
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 11-12 minutes at 375 degrees.