Published on September 27th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain2
Cheat and Make a Treat – Snickerdoodle Surprise Cookies
So you’re probably busy, right? And, it’s hard to make homemade treats and goodies, right? And, you just don’t have the time? Well, no, I think I can help you with a super fast treat, one that is delicious and doesn’t look like the pull-apart and bake kind of cookies. You know, it looks like you spent HOURS, and it’s only a few moments. You could make them on the weekend, and toss them in the oven a few at a time to have hot fresh cookies all week. Do you remember the Rice Krispies commercials where the mom would do a bunch of clanking on the pans, throw some flour on her face, and come out with the tray of treats? This is kinda like that recipe – Snickerdoodle Surprise Cookies.
What you’ll need.
Sugar cookie dough – but we’re going to change it up a bit. I didn’t add flour to the pic, but you’ll need some.
Mini Rollos – try to not eat them straight out of the bag. You can use Brach’s caramels too, but I like the chocolate caramel combo.
Siagon Cinnamon – might be a little teensy hard to find, but tastes like Cinnabon cinnamon – it’s worth the search
Sugar – to make cinnamon sugar. Only need a couple tablespoons. Do I need to tell you quantities? Make cinnamon sugar. I use a couple tablespoons of cinnamon to 1 cup sugar. Save the rest to make cinnamon sugar toast for tomorrow’s breakfast.
Parchment Paper/Cookie Sheets
First – take about ¼ of the cookie dough, knead it in your hands. I prefer even with the name brands dough to add flour. You’ll want to knead in about ¼ cup, until the dough doesn’t feel super soft anymore.
Roll back into log, then slice ¼-inch pieces of dough, add Rollo and form into ball around Rollo.
Make sure no Rollo is seen through the dough, then roll in cinnamon sugar.
I ran out of parchment, so I used foil, but use parchment it works best. Stick that ball on a tray, give him friends, but keep them separated so nobody sticks together.
Put them in a 400 degree oven for 8-12 minutes. You want thick cookies that have just the barest brown edges.
Admire your finished cookies, once they are baked and cooled on a rack. Don’t they look and taste like you picked them up from a fabulous bakery?
And, to think you cheated and used pre-made dough. High five!