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
Servings 25
Author Jere @OneHotOven


  • 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


  1. In a large bowl mix the butter until fluffy.
  2. Add the sugar, baking powder and salt; mix until combined
  3. Mix in the egg, egg yolks, and vanilla until combined, scraping sides of the bowl.
  4. Mix in the flour until combined, forming a soft dough.
  5. 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
  6. Measure out 1 tablespoon of butter dough and make 25 balls with the dough
  7. Using a teaspoon roll the red almond flavored dough into 25 1" balls.
  8. 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.
  9. Roll the ball in the nonpareil sprinkles and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 11-12 minutes at 375 degrees.