Surprise Inside Sprinkle Cookies

Filled with a surprise fudgy middle layer, these tender butter almond flavored cookies will be a holiday favorite.
Course Christmas Cookie
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 30
Author Jere' Cassidy


  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 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
  • 1/3 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 tbls. cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 tbls. melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • Colored nonpareils


  • In a large bowl mix the butter and shortening 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 sifted powdered sugar, cocoa powder and melted butter. Mix well to combine
  • Add the 1/4 tsp. of almond extract to the remaining dough.
  • Measure out 1 tablespoon of almond flavored dough and make 30 balls with the dough
  • Roll the chocolate dough into 30 1" balls.
  • Flatten the almond flavored dough and place a chocolate 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 - 11 minutes at 375 degrees.