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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
  • 1/2 cup powdered or icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/4 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


  1. In a large bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer, combine butter, powdered or icing sugar and vanilla until smooth.

  2. Add salt and flour. Blend until incorporated.

  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

  5. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  6. Remove wrappers from your candy (Rolos, Turtles or caramels etc).  Place into a bowl and set aside.

  7. Roll dough, by hand, into about 20 equal sized balls.

  8. Using your thumb press into each ball slightly. Push one treat inside each ball. Seal ball completely. 

  9. Press your decoration on top. 

  10. Place on your prepared baking sheet.

  11. 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!