Epiphany / Christmas Cookies Aka: Wisemen Gifts

READY IN: 32mins
YIELD: 3-4 dozen




  • Combine butters and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one-at-a-time and blend well, then add vanilla.
  • In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients, add to butter-egg mixture, mixing well to blend.
  • Cover dough; chill for 2-3 hours.
  • Unwrap chocolates (hide them from the kids and practice restraint in snitching!).
  • Preheat oven to 325. Grease two cookie sheets.
  • Divide dough into 1 tablespoon pieces, roll into a ball and flatten in hand.
  • Place one piece of chocolate candy in center, pull cookie dough up and around, forming a ball shape.
  • Place on cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  • Divide cooled cookies into three equal sets. Using a cake decorator "writing" tip OR a zipper bag with the corner cut off, filled with butter cream frosting, decorate the tops of the sets as follows:
  • Set 1 over each cookie: spiral around the top; immediately sprinkle with one of the colored sugars.
  • Set 2 over each cookie: make a stylized flower shape (like a daisy or a posy); sprinkle with one of the other colors.
  • Set 3: make a criss-cross woven shape; sprinkle with remaining colored sugar.
  • Set cookies aside in a single layer to dry.
  • Store in covered container with waxed paper between layers.
  • SERVING: Include some of each color and remember the wonderful gifts of love presented to Jesus by the magi from the East. And what gift have YOU given to the Lord?.
  • BRILLIANT IDEA: Place the Reeses right side up for one shape and upside down for another. DOVE bars are simply the B-E-S-T and shouldn't be squandered on wishy-washy chocolate lovers.