Total Time
15mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Kids love to help making these. It is good for keeping them busy during sleepovers and parties. LOL! There may not be any left when they've finished...

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla (add food coloring if you want).
  3. Work in flour and baking powder, if too dry add 1-2 tbsp milk.
  4. Make balls of about 1 tbsp of dough.
  5. Wrap around a few filling items, such as chocolate pieces or cherries.
  6. Place cookies about 1-inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Bake 12-15 minutes until set but not brown.
  8. For the icing:.
  9. Mix icing sugar, cream and vanilla until smooth.
  10. Add food color if desired.
  11. Dip the tops of the cookies into icing.
  12. Decorate with colorful or chocolate sprinkles if desired.

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This recipe has been a family favorite since my mother cut it out of the L.A. Times back in the '70s. We have used candied cherries, candied pineapple, Hershey's kisses, dates, Andes Mints, and minced, dried apricots (sugar-sweetened and shaped into a ball) as fillings, with different, pastel-tinted frostings and different garnishes for each different type of filling. This is a great family project, and it makes an absolutely stunning gift. This is one of those recipes that you use to impress and pass down to your kids!

MaryMatt1016 December 19, 2007

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