Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Chocolate Suprise Cookies

So you know the peanut butter suprise cookies I posted awhile back from Coleen's recipes? Well she also posted this recipe with a chocolate cookie dough and I knew that I had to give these a whirl also. Coleen used peanut butter cups but I thought Caramel cups and caramel Hershey kisses would be great with a chocolate dough so that is what I used and then I drizzled them with caramel. These would be a great addition to your holiday cookie plates. You could also drizzle them with white chocolate and that would look great!!!

Chocolate Suprise Cookies
1 1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup baking cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Miniature Reeses peanut butter cups, caramel cups or Hershey's caramel kisses or even those candy cane kisses would be great in these if you like mint and chocolate!!

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla. Add the flour, cocoa, soda and salt and mix well. Let the dough sit for about 15 minutes. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place in and ungreased mini or regular muffin pan. Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes. Immediately press your desired cup or kiss into each cookie, pressing them down as far as they will go. Let cool in the tin for about 10 minutes then remove to cooling racks.

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!! This will be my last post until after the new year because our little family is moving the day after Christmas clear across the country and I haven't even started packing my house yet!! Anyway, thank you all for reading and for making such nice comments. And thank you to those other food blog people who have shared there wonderful recipes with us that I have used. May you all feel the true spirit of Christmas this year!! With love until the next year!!


Erin said...

Aidan saw this picture and said, "OH! YUM!!" Looks so delish. Good luck with your move!

Stef said...

Good luck with your move!! Please let me and Nate know if you need any help packing. We are MORE than happy to help and it wold be fun to see you guys before you head out on your adventure!