Holiday Cookie Surprises
How to make it
- Heat oven to 325°F. Beat margarine and sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, oats and salt; mix well.
- Shape dough into 1‑inch balls. Press desired candy piece into centre of each ball; shape dough around candy so it is completely hidden.
- Roll cookies in coloured sugar or candy sprinkles until evenly coated. Place 1‑1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 14 to 17 minutes or until set and bottoms are light golden brown. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
For gift giving: Pack in holiday cookie tins or make cookie bundles. To make bundles, arrange a few cookies in the centre of a square of food‑safe wrap. Form into a bundle and tie closed at top with ribbon.
Variation: For powdered sugar‑coated cookies, bake uncoated cookies as directed above. Remove to wire rack; cool 5 minutes. Place about 3/4 cup powdered sugar in plastic bag. Gently shake 3 to 4 cookies in powdered sugar until coated. Repeat with remaining cookies. Sift remaining powdered sugar over cookies. Cool completely.