Hidden Treasure Cookies

Hidden Treasure Cookies
Makes:
72
cookies (6 dozen)
Prep Time:
60
minutes
Total Time:
70
minutes
based on 43 reviews
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Hidden Treasure Cookies are sure to please kids of all ages! An irresistible combination of peanut butter and chocolate make this the perfect after-school snack with a glass of milk! Recipe created by Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg, PA.

In this recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • MORSEL-PEANUT BUTTER FILLING
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels, melted according to package directions
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter, divided
  • COOKIES
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

FOR MORSEL-PEANUT BUTTER FILLING:
COMBINE
semi-sweet and butterscotch morsels in medium bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup peanut butter until well combined.

FOR COOKIES:
BEAT
butter and remaining peanut butter in large mixer bowl on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda and salt; beat until combined. Add eggs, vanilla extract and milk; beat until combined. Beat in as much flour as possible. Stir.

SHAPE 1 tablespoon of dough into ball; flatten into 2-inch diameter circle. Place 1 teaspoon of Morsel-Peanut Butter filling in center of circle. Fold dough around filling, forming a ball. Place balls 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle melted white morsels over cooled cookies. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

NOTE: May freeze for longer storage.


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Hidden Treasure Cookies

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Tammy Catlett from BEDFORD, IN

These cookies were really great! They tasted wonderful and the kids loved them!

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    Amazing!

    Shanna Harper from United States

    I liked how these cookies were still soft a couple of days later. They didn't spread a lot when they were cooked. Everyone who has tried them liked them. Most people have come back for seconds.

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    Everyone Loved Them

    Regina Gr from Tville, SC

    Took no time at all for cookies to be gone. I'll defintely be making these again. Very addictive.

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    Every bit as addictive as "kiss" cookies!

    Audrey Lee from Bristow, VA

    We LOVE traditional "kiss" cookies which have a similar taste. This is a fun variation! I ended up improvising a lot this time...I didn't have butterscotch morsels, so I mixed the semi -sweet and white morsels half and half (not realizing the white were suppose to be saved for drizzling later). I rolled the finished cookies in sugar before baking thinking I wouldn't have anything to drizzle...but I ended up with extra "filling" (6 kids and a husband eating too much dough) so I melted that and drizzled it on the tops. Overall, it worked out to get creative :) This is definitely a cookie that takes time and gets a little messy...but it's worth it! Make sure to have lots of cold milk on hand! Dieters...BEWARE!!!

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    great grab & go cookie

    DEVEREUX CARROLL from AKRON, NY

    Took these to my Company's picnic and everyone loved them, the best part was that you could and they did grab a handfull and go on to something else. Great flavor and all the different chips added to the wonderful taste, will make these often.

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    awesome cookies

    B Schultz from AUBURN HILLS, MI

    I made these cookies and took them to work. Everyone said they were the best cookies they ever had. The cookies were gone before I knew it. So yummy!!

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    Worth the calories!

    Theresa Behme from Litchfield, IL

    These wonderful, peanut-buttery, not-too-sweet cookies are deadly for dieters, but worth it if you can stand to eat just one! A bit more time consuming the first time, but I have made the dough and created dough-balls one night and finished and baked the next and it is not as bad. I cut back on the butterscotch chips just a little, and used a few more semi-sweet chips.

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    Best Loved Cookies

    Cindy Wilsey from Marinette, WI

    I brought these cookies to our families thanksgiving dinner and they were the hit of the dessert table. Now I am planning on bringing them to Christmas parties next month.

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    Peanut Butter Lovers Delight

    Beth Snyder from BETHANY, CT

    A little fussy to make, but the end result is well worth the extra effort. They are delicious. I may try the swirl caramel chips instead of butterscotch next time!

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    Great for a Cookie Exchange

    Krys Geldart from CLARKSVILLE, TN

    I made these for my sister's cookie exchange party. Everyone raved about them and wanted the recipe. I can't wait to make them again.

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    My kind of cookie

    Cheryl Quiroz from VALLEY VILLAGE, CA

    These are wonderful...great for entertaining....and to give as gifts.

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    hidden treasures

    Sarah Bonn from Fayetteville, GA

    These cookies were de-lightful!! No one would have guessed that there was a sweet peanutbuttery center!! Mmmm....

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    Hidden Treasure Cookies

    Elizabeth Mays from

    These were fun to make and the kids liked helping. I used cinnamon chips instead of butterscotch chips and we liked that a lot too.

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    Yummy!!

    maria donovan from OXFORD, MA

    These cookies were a hit for my cookie swap! everyone thought they were real yummy!I found it difficult at first, wrapping the dough around the morsels but once I got it down pat it was fun! Definitely a keeper!

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    fun cookies to surprise with!!

    Amy Meyer from LAS VEGAS, NV

    these cookies are fun to eat and really fun to surprise someone with. very good!!

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    Hidden Treasure Cookies

    Lori Garrisi from SARASOTA, FL

    A good cookie, but abit too sweet for my liking. I took these cookies into my school for my fellow teachers to try. Some liked them as they were, others agreed that they were too sweet. I will bake them again, but leave the butterscotch chips out.

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    hidden treasure cookies

    Michelle Rapp from DAYTON, OH

    I've made 2 batches of these since just before Christmas! It's a lot of work, and uses a lot of ingredients. I was hoping for softer cookies. But they are too delicious to stop eating. I'll quickly put on pounds!

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    mouthwatering

    Dana Kennedy from Niceville, FL

    Melt in your mouth taste!! My family loved them! Easy to make and easy clean-up.

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    Great Cookie

    Carrie Tomes from NEW ALBANY, IN

    Nice recipe. My family really liked them. I may change the baking chips flavors around next time. These were very good.

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    Hidden Treasure Cookies

    Pat Wuestenberg from WATERTOWN, WI

    Great recipe. My husband doen't like chocolate chips, so this is a great addition.

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    Out of This World

    Julia Huhn from Hartland, WI

    This is an excellent idea! My husband doesn't like a lot of chips in his cookies, so this enables me to just put in a couple of chips to get that nice chocolate taste. Also, some with a lot of chips for the kids. Thanks

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    Hidden Treasure Cookies

    Angela Dodson from Portales, NM

    My family loved them. My son is not much into chocolate, but loves peanut butter, so I wasn't to sure about him. Well he loved them. Wonderful easy recipe.

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    Hidden treasure cookies

    Marge Chastain from MUNSTER, IN

    These are very good. They do cost a lot to make. We enjoyed them.

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    spectacular

    Tammy Eggleston from Smyrna, NY

    My little niece and nephew, and myself too, loved these sweet treats. Far better then expected

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    Huge hit in the office

    Brooke Sadowsky from new york, NY

    Everyone in my office fell in love with these!!! Many asked for the recipe. The only slightly negative comment I received was that they are almost too sweet. I'm tempted to try milk chocolate instead of the butterscotch next time, to cut down on the sweetness.

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    Everyone Loved These Cookies!

    Danielle Schmid from ZANESFIELD, OH

    I made these cookies for a Halloween party I went to and they were gone so fast! I colored the white chips orange and also melted chocolate chips and drizzled both on top and it made a very pretty Halloween looking cookie. I will for sure be making these again!

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    Hidden Treasure Cookie

    ANGEL OGDEN from KNOXVILLE, TN

    What an easy cookie to make! Everyone loved it. My favorite version is using Semi-sweet chocolate chips and Premium white chips in the center and drizzling semi-sweet chocolate on the outside. You can't eat just one!

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    Hidden Treasure Cookies

    Jane Evenson from MAPLE FALLS, WA

    These were awesome everyone enjoyed them. I'll be making them often.

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    hidden treasure cookies

    Lynn Eder from OROVILLE, WA

    They were a breeze to bake and sure were a hit with my grandchildren.

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    Hidden Treasure Cookies

    L Evans from EDMOND, OK

    This recipe is excellent! I made them with semi-sweet chips & peanutbutter. Our family is not too fond of butterscotch. I omitted the topping, didn't want it to be too sweet. These cookies didn't even make it to a container for saving.

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    Hidden Treasure indeed

    VANESSA BUHLER from Sacramento, CA

    Incredible recipe. My family just ate them up. Recipe is perfect as it is, however I would suggest halving it, seeing as it makes a huge amount of cookies. Not that you should have any problem getting rid of them but they are VERY rich.

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    Hidden Treasure Cookies

    Tammy Catlett from BEDFORD, IN

    These cookies were really great! They tasted wonderful and the kids loved them!

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    Hidden Treasure Cookies

    TINA NEVITT from FAIRFAX, VA

    A wonderful idea! But for all of you "chocoholics" out there, I use just semisweet chocolate chips for the filling, and use semisweet or milk chocolate chips for the icing. It is a wonderful combination of two favorites - peanut butter and chocolate!

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    hidden treasure cookies

    lennetta gray-brewton from Spartanburg

    wow! what a treat! something for all ages-great with milk for the younger set and tea or coffee for those who don't go for milk. tasty, crunchy, chewy and flavorful! the ingreedients combine for a different taste sensation with each bite!!! a big hit!!

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    Hidden Treasure Cookies

    Judy Davey from Dickson City, PA

    Very good cookies to eat. I used Peanut Butter Chips insead of Butterscotch ones. The came out just great!!

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    Hidden Treasure Cookies

    Yvette Novak from Aberdeen, WA

    I often look for recipes on your website, and try them out at home on my family. This particular cookie got high praise from them. I cook at a small private school, and I am always on the lookout for something different to make for the students. This recipe has alot of wow-appeal, and I am going to make them next week for here at school.

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    Hidden Treasure Cookies

    A Ruvo from Connellsville, PA

    Very good. They were gone in a day. Next time my family wants to omit the butterscotch chips and add something else, maybe more chocolate chips or peanut butter chips. They would also like some nuts, then they said the cookie would be a five star rating.

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    Hidden treasure cookies

    MARGARET PHILPOTT from newport news, VA

    These were so good I had to turn around and make them again. teriffic is the only word for these cookies.every bite was scrumptious and delicious.

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    Great Cookie

    Nancy Oltman from Hastings, NE

    I love peanut butter, especially peanut butter cookies, but not particularly fond of butterscotch chips. So when I tried this cookie, I changed the chip selections to one cup of milk chocolate chips and one cup of peanut butter milk chocolate chips and drizzled the top with melted peanut butter milk chocolate chips. Deeeeeeeelicious. The filling is truly a hidden treasure and big surprise when you bite into the cookie. This cookie is a true five stars.

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    Yummy in the middle

    TRACI WEBER from worth, IL

    Just use you mind and anything can come true, and these cookies can come to life in your mouth with just the right idea. I loved it.

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    Hidden Treasure Cookies

    Kara MacDonald from Lansdowne, VA

    These were amazing. Extremely time-consuming but worth the smiling faces when my friends bite into them!

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    Tasty and easy

    KARYN MUELLER from Buffalo, NY

    These cookies were great , easy to make and great tasting. everyone I gave them to loved them.

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    GOOD COOKIES

    SHARON HEDDINGS from DANVILLE, PA

    MY DAUGHTER AND I ARE GOING TO A COOKIE SWAP TOMORROW AND SHE WANTED TO MAKE HER OWN COOKIES TO TAKE ALONG AND SHE DECIDED TO TRY THESE. THEY ARE WONDERFUL COOKIES. THEY ARE VERY TASTY AND NOT DIFFICULT TO MAKE MY 17 YEAR OLD ENJOYED MAKING THEM. GIVE THEM A TRY THEY WILL MAKE A GOOD COOKIE TO SHARE WITH COMPANY AROUND THE HOLIDAYS

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    Hidden treasure cookies

    Linda Sickora from Riverside, PA

    These are by far the tastiest cookies I have tried in the last 6 months. great for holiday giving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/72 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 72 

  • Calories: 140
  • Calories from Fat: 70
  • Total Fat: 8g (12% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g (19% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 15mg (4% of DV)
  • Sodium: 150mg (6% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 16g (5% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 11g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Hidden Treasure Cookies

Ingredients

  • MORSEL-PEANUT BUTTER FILLING
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels, melted according to package directions
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter, divided
  • COOKIES
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

FOR MORSEL-PEANUT BUTTER FILLING:
COMBINE
semi-sweet and butterscotch morsels in medium bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup peanut butter until well combined.

FOR COOKIES:
BEAT
butter and remaining peanut butter in large mixer bowl on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda and salt; beat until combined. Add eggs, vanilla extract and milk; beat until combined. Beat in as much flour as possible. Stir.

SHAPE 1 tablespoon of dough into ball; flatten into 2-inch diameter circle. Place 1 teaspoon of Morsel-Peanut Butter filling in center of circle. Fold dough around filling, forming a ball. Place balls 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle melted white morsels over cooled cookies. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

NOTE: May freeze for longer storage.

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