Halloween Surprise Filled Cookies

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Winnipeg Mel

Make this quick and easy cookies with your kids and everyone will surely have a blast making them AND eating them.

Top Review by Caitlin Williams

I don't know how you got this to work by following the recipe. I actually followed the recipe exactly (something I rarely do) and it was a disaster. The dough was impossible to work with because it was so sticky, making the cookie cutter approach unsuccessful. I ended up rolling it into balls with my hands and flattening them out with my fingers. After 15 minutes in the 200 degree oven, they were mush. I turned it up to 350 and baked them for another 15 minutes, and then they were golden brown. I give this recipe 2 stars for taste, and -3 for directions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and sugar.
  3. Gently cut in shortening and butter then blend in egg.
  4. Beat dough mixture until evenly combined and lastly add the oatmeal.
  5. Roll out dough to about ¼” thick between 2 plastic wraps.
  6. Using a 2 ½ round cutter, cut dough to circles on ungreased cookie sheet 1” apart.
  7. Prepare filling by simply mixing filling ingredients together.
  8. Put a teaspoonful of filling at the center of each and cover with remaining dough circles.
  9. Seal the edges by pressing down with fingers or by a fork.
  10. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

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