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1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 tablespoon vanilla

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

Food color, if desired


3 ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)

Candy, as desired

Decorations & ribbon, as desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine butter and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, half & half and vanilla. Continue beating, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed until combined. Add food color, if desired; mix well.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough in half. Shape each half into ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Roll out dough, one ball at a time, (keeping remaining dough refrigerated) on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into 16 (2 1/2-inch) squares. Cut center out of half the squares using 1 3/4-inch cookie cutter. Place cookies onto ungreased baking sheets.

  5. STEP 5

    Bake 8-10 minutes or until cookies are set and just beginning to brown around edges. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Melt candy coating according to package directions. Spoon into resealable plastic food bag; snip off tip of one corner.

  7. STEP 7

    Assemble each box by piping candy coating around edges of solid cookie square; place cut-out cookie square on top, pressing lightly to adhere. Pipe line of candy coating around edges of cut-out cookie; top with second cut-out cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies. Let stand 5 minutes or until candy coating is set.

  8. STEP 8

    Fill each cookie box with small candies. Place solid cookie square on top to form lid. Tie with ribbon or decorate, as desired.

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Tip #1

- Save trimmed dough and dough from centers of cookies to roll out additional cookie squares.

Tip #2

- Bake solid cookie squares on one baking sheet and cut-out squares on different baking sheet. Baking times may vary.

Tip #3

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