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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Chocolate Crinkle Candy Surprise Cookies

From the kitchen of Megan Porta, pipandebby.com

"Be careful not to overbake these cookies. Ten minutes is the sweet spot for most ovens."

Southern Living OCTOBER 2013

  • Yield: Makes 30 cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • Parchment paper
  • 30 chocolate-covered caramel candy (such as Rolo)
  • Powdered sugar


Beat granulated sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla at medium speed with an electric mixer until mixture is blended and smooth. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Shape dough into a ball, and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill 2 to 4 hours. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove dough from plastic wrap; shape dough into 30 (1-inch) balls (about 1 Tbsp. each), and place 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten each ball into a 2-inch disk. Place 1 chocolate-covered caramel candy into center of each disk, and wrap dough around candy to form a ball. Bake 10 minutes or until slightly flattened. Cool on baking sheets 8 minutes. Sprinkle cookies with powdered sugar. Serve cookies immediately.