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Holiday Cookie Surprises recipe

Holiday Cookie Surprises recipe

Bite into these festive cookies and you’llfind a surprise in the center!

Recipe: Holiday Cookie Surprises

1 cup (2 sticks) margarine or butter,softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups Quaker® Oats (Quick or Old Fashioned, uncooked)
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
Approximately 48 assorted bite-size candies Colored sugar orcandy sprinkles

  • Heat oven to 325°F (160°C). Beatmargarine and sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well.Add combined flour, oats and salt; mix well.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Press desiredcandy piece into center of each ball; shape dough around candyso it is completely hidden. Roll cookies in colored sugar orcandy sprinkles until evenly coated. Place 1 1/2 inches aparton ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 14 to 17 minutes or until set andbottoms are light golden brown. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely.Store tightly covered.

    Makes 3 dozen.

    Variation:For powdered sugar coated cookies, bake uncoated cookies as directedabove. Remove to wire rack; cool 5 minutes. Place about 3/4 cuppowdered sugar in plastic bag. Gently shake 3 to 4 cookies inpowdered sugar until coated. Repeat with remaining cookies. Siftremaining powdered sugar over cookies. Cool completely.

    For Gift Giving:Pack in holiday cookie tins or make cookie bundles. To make bundles,arrange a few cookies in the center of a square of food-safewrap. Form into a bundle and tie closed at top with ribbon.

    Nutritional Information: 2 cookies: Calories140, Calories From Fat 65, Total Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 1.5, Cholesterol0mg, Total Carbohydrate 17g, Sodium 85mg, Dietary Fiber 1g, Protein2g, Total Sugars 7g.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof The Quaker Oat Company.

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