Snowball Surprise Cookies #SundaySupper

Snowball Surprise Cookies

Hey there!

I know, I know, I know…. you are thinking what?… Snowball Surprise Cookies #SundaySupper… Really?  Well you all know how the #SundaySupper team loves to have some fun.  We thought, it’s December and what could be more fun this time of year than the Ultimate Holiday Cookie Exchange.  That doesn’t mean we won’t be enjoying Sunday Supper Around the Family Table with our families.  It just means, well.. it’s December and everyone loves a good Cookie Exchange so we wanted to share our favorite holiday cookie recipes with all of you.

As you all know, baking is a painful thing for me.  Ugh, the measuring, the precision, the timing, it’s just so fussy.  I truly  believe that is says so much about our personality if we are good at baking or a cooking.  I have to tell you, if anyone can make me change my mind, it’s Janet Keeler, Food and Travel Editor for the Tampa Bay Times and author of Cookielicious.   I tried the Snowball Surprise Cookies recipes  from Cookielicious  and Ron and the kids said these cookies were some of the best  they have ever tasted.  Can you believe?

I have a confession… I had to alter the recipe just a tad.  Instead of regular Hershey’s Kisses, I added the Hershey’s Kisses with the Caramel and Oh my!  You are going to want to try this cookie my way!

Get the gang together this year for the #SundaySupper Ultimate Cookie Exchange and join the Sunday Supper Team and Janet Keeler Sunday at 7pm Eastern Time on Twitter.  We are honored to have Janet answering any of your cookie baking questions and giving tips on baking the perfect cookie.  And that’s not all, we are sharing over 50 of our favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes with you and giving away 5 signed copies of Cookielicious during the chat.

5.0 from 3 reviews
Snowball Surprise Cookies #SundaySupper
My husband and kids both said... Snowball Surprise Cookies may be the best cookie I have ever had!
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: Cookielicious
Serves: 3 dozen
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 (6-ounce package) chocolate Hershey's Kisses
  • Confectioners Sugar
  1. Blend first five ingredients well in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Refrigerate for 1 hour until dough is firm.
  3. About 10 minutes before baking, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Wrap enough dough around each unwrapped kiss to cover completely, and shape into a ball.
  5. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
  6. Roll in confectioners sugar while still warm.
  7. Store in an air-tight container.

Kid Ratings:  Ronnie 10, Reis 10, Riley 10 *We can’t wait to surprise Alexandra with Snowball Surprise Cookies when she gets home from college next week. 

The Sunday Supper Favorite Cookie Exchange Cookies:

For more amazing cookies recipes like Snowball Surprise Cookies, check out  Cookielicious by Food Editor Janet K. Keeler from The Tampa Bay Times now while there is a special… Buy One Cookielicious Cookbook and get one for a friend!

Do you have a favorite cookie to take to a Cookie Exchange?  Please join on us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper on December 9th.  In the evening we will meet at 7pm EST for our #SundaySupper Ultimate Cookie Exchange live chat.

All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.

We’d also love to feature your recipe for The Ultimate Cookie Exchange on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board to share them with all of our followers, too.


  1. says

    Oooh, I love your tweak! I baked some cookies recently with caramel Kisses…double yum! I bet your family will request these every year!

  2. says

    I want to kiss whoever first thought to make a cookie recipe that involved blending a few ingredients together. Delicious cookies that are simple to throw together? Yes, please! AND they have hidden hershey kisses in them? It doesn’t get better than that! After this week’s #SundaySupper, I may need to spend the other 6 days of the week at the gym. Cookie dough is my achilles heel!

  3. says

    Love what’s in the cookie … snowball surprise indeed !!Caramel kisses are better 😉 ! Can’t wait to try this out & who said they can’t bake ???? 😉 !!

  4. says

    These look absolutely delicious and beautiful!!! I love the combination and chocolate with caramel hidden in these beauties must be perfect :)

  5. says

    Isabel, I am having too much fun checking out all of the great cookie recipes. I love this combo of walnut snowballs that are my mom’s favorite, and a similar cookie I made before that didn’t have walnuts, but the dough was wrapped around kisses.

  6. says

    I knew you could bake, Isabel! Your cookies turned out beautifully and props on the brilliant use of the caramel kisses. So what other delicious baked goodies are we going to see come out of your kitchen 😉

  7. says

    In case you couldn’t tell by my blog, I love baking with Hershey’s Kisses, especially the flavored ones! Isn’t it funny how we either are we good at cooking or really good at baking, but not a strong forte in both? I mean I can cook, but most of the time I need a recipe and directions on technique (unless it’s pasta – I can always wing pasta).

  8. says

    I hear you on the not being a baker thing. I like to be able to taste things as they go along…adjust accordingly…etc! I am always saying a prayer and hoping for the best when I put a batch of cookies or something like that in the oven!

    These sound really good, I have to say! And I approve of using the caramel kisses – they are so tasty!

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