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Simple Stuffed Cookies

Simple Stuffed Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, desserts, shortbread, stuffed
Servings 20 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup powdered or icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Stuffing and decoration suggestions

  • rolos caramels or turtles for center
  • skor or heath bits or pecans for decoration


  • In a large bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer, combine butter, powdered or icing sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add salt and flour. Blend until incorporated.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Remove wrappers from your candy (Rolos, Turtles or caramels etc).  Place into a bowl and set aside.
  • Roll dough, by hand, into about 20 equal sized balls.
  • Using your thumb press into each ball slightly. Push one treat inside each ball. Seal ball completely. 
  • Press your decoration on top. 
  • Place on your prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cookies are set and just starting to brown.  Cool for a few minutes and place all of the cookies on a wire rack. Enjoy!