Holiday Hidden Treasure Cookies

This recipe was created by Maria Adcock, Bicultural Mama http://www.biculturalmama.com

Holiday Hidden Treasure Cookies


Prep

Prep Time 20 min Total Time 40 min Servings 12

Ingredients

1 package Krusteaz Butter Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix
1 egg 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter*, softened (room temperature)
1/4 cup chocolate hazelnut spread
3 large candy canes, crushed

Instructions

Heat oven to 350°F. If necessary, soften cold butter in microwave on HIGH power for 10-15 seconds. Spray a standard muffin pan with cooking spray. Stir together egg, butter and cookie mix until dough forms, hand kneading if necessary. Scoop 24 equal size dough balls (approximately 1 tablespoon each).

Place a flattened dough ball into each of 12 muffin cups. Add approximately 1 teaspoon of chocolate hazelnut spread on top of dough in each cup. Add a sprinkling of crushed candy cane on the chocolate hazelnut spread. Flatten remaining 12 dough balls and place over filling in each cup; press lightly over the top and edges to seal. Sprinkle remaining crushed candy cane on top of cookies. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Cool cookies in pan about 5 minutes before removing. Caution: Filling will be hot. Store in a tightly covered container. *Real butter works best