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Snowball Surprise Cookies

Keep the guests guessing until the big cake reveal! Use candy coating disks to tint the insides of these tender cookies pink and blue. Since these disks come in a variety of colors, you can also make the cookies to match any holiday or theme. —Jan Whitworth, Roebuck, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup each finely chopped pecans, walnuts and almonds, toasted
  • 39 pink or blue candy coating disks


  • In a large bowl, cream butter, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. In another bowl, whisk flour and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in nuts. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Insert a candy disk into the center of each cookie, reshaping dough into a ball and covering disk completely.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Place remaining confectioners' sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar. Cool on wire racks. Re-roll cookies if needed.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 119 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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