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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
Review This Recipe
Every bit as addictive as "kiss" cookies!
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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