Hidden Surprise Cookies


1/2 cup Butter (no substitutes)
1/4 cup Butter-flavored Shortening
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 lrg Egg
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
cup Confectioner's Sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 tablespoon Butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon Almond Extract
Coarse Colored Sugar or Candy Sprinkles


In a mixing bowl, blend together the butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed setting for about half a minute. Add the granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt, blending the mixture again, until well combined. Beat in egg, egg yolks, and vanilla. Add the flour a little at a time, blending for as long as you can with the mixer; then, when the dough becomes too dense for the mixer, continue mixing with a wooden spoon. Transfer 3/4 cup of the dough to a small bowl. Add powdered
("confectioners") sugar, cocoa powder, and melted butter. Blend well. Shape the cocoa-flavored dough into about thirty 1 inch balls. Blend the almond extract into the remaining cookie dough. Mold about 1 tablespoon of the almond-flavored dougharound each cocoa ball. Roll gently to form a smooth round ball. Roll each ball in colored sugar or candy sprinkles as you go. Place balls 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake in pre-heated 375-F degree oven for 10-11 minutes, or until the bottoms of the cookies are lightly browned. Cool cookies on




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Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 1:25am



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