Easter Butter Cookies Recipe

Easter Surprise Cookies

These tender butter cookies have a hidden candy surprise inside.

1:15prep time 1:30total time
4 dozen cookies
000 Ratings

Ingredients

Cookie

2/3 cup sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
48 jelly beans

Glaze

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
5 to 6 teaspoons milk
1 1/3 cups sweetened flaked coconut
Food color, if desired

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all cookie ingredients except flour and jelly beans in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in flour until well mixed.

Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 jelly bean in center of each ball making sure candy is covered with dough. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.

Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in small bowl; stir until smooth. Tint coconut with food color, if desired. Dip tops of cookies in glaze; sprinkle with coconut.

Recipe Tip

To tint coconut, divide coconut evenly among desired number of small bowls. Add 1 to 2 drops of one food color to each bowl. Mix with fork until color is evenly distributed.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 100

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 70mg

Carbohydrates: 13g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #0382©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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