Hidden Treasure Cookies

These caramel and nut filled cookies that are shaped to look like tiny treasure desserts are perfect for festive celebrations!

  • Prep Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup finely chopped nuts
1/4
teaspoon salt
12
caramels, each cut into 4 pieces
Additional powdered sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar, the butter and vanilla. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together.
  • 2 Mold portions of dough around pieces of caramels to form 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls about 1 inch apart.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. In small bowl, place additional powdered sugar. Roll cookies in powdered sugar while warm. Cool completely on wire rack, about 30 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar again.

Expert Tips

Ahoy Matey! Vary the treasures in your cookies! Instead of caramels, try these enticing ideas: • Candied cherries • Malted milk balls • Chocolate-covered raisins • Gummy fruit candies

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.