Snowball Surprise Cookies #SundaySupper

by Isabel Laessig (Isabel Foodie) · 33 comments

in Desserts, Holidays, Sunday Supper

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
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: Cookielicious
My husband and kids both said... Snowball Surprise Cookies may be the best cookie I have ever had!
  • 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.

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

The Ninja Baker December 9, 2012 at 4:44 am

Your picture and post have my interest piqued. Cookielicious is definitely going on my wish list for Santa =)


Liz December 9, 2012 at 6:13 am

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


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen December 9, 2012 at 6:29 am

I wish I had caramel kisses here! It´s a fabulous substitution and a gorgeous cookie Isabel! Good job!


Renee December 9, 2012 at 8:40 am

You see Isabel, you can bake! Brilliant idea to use the caramel kisses. Chocolate and caramel stuffed inside a cookie is fabulous!


Jen @JuanitasCocina December 9, 2012 at 8:58 am

See! You can bake! And it’s fabulous!


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers December 9, 2012 at 9:05 am

Yummy! You can so bake!!!! But I get what you mean!! You make a killer looking cookie and I love the surprise in the middle!!


Jennie @themessybakerblog December 9, 2012 at 9:10 am

Oh my is right! This is one scrumptious looking cookie. I can’t wait to whip up this recipe for the holidays. Yum! And, Isabel, your photography is gorgeous! Pinned.


Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite December 9, 2012 at 9:57 am

Oh wow you just pushed snowball cookies up a notch! I am going to have to do this with my recipe next time I make a batch. Which knowing me and this Christmas season will probably be next week.


kelly @ kellybakes December 9, 2012 at 10:06 am

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!


Kayle (The Cooking Actress) December 9, 2012 at 10:17 am

Gotta love a cookie that 1. Looks like a snowball and 2. Has a wonderful, chocolatey surprise inside!


Shannon December 9, 2012 at 10:20 am

Snowballs are so classic Holidays. I love that yours have a surprise in the middle! So creative and your pics are beautiful.


Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious December 9, 2012 at 10:32 am

Love the cookie you chose! I have to try it!


Patti December 9, 2012 at 10:48 am

Can’t wait to try these Isabel – I’ll have them your way! Awesome Cookie Exchange this week!


sunithi December 9, 2012 at 11:57 am

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 ???? ;) !!


Conni Smith December 9, 2012 at 12:14 pm

These look fantastic Isabel! You can bake!!! :D


Susan December 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Isabel, I love these cookies and now that you’ve baked up your first successful batch has the baking bug bit you yet? :-)


Bea December 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm

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


Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips December 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

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.


Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts December 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Great cookies – glad you got in the kitchen and baked! I am amazed by how many “non-bakers” are in the group, but everyone did an amazing job!!


Nancy @ gottagetbaked December 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm

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 ;)


Carla December 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm

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).


Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) December 9, 2012 at 6:47 pm

We’re kitchen soul sisters, Isabel…baking makes me twitchy too, because of all the precise measuring. I make myself bake occasionally for the blog just to get out of my comfort zone. These cookies look FAB!!


Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious December 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Adding the hershey’s caramel is just pure genius! Can’t wait to try this!


Cindy December 9, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Very festive looking cookies!


Donna December 10, 2012 at 1:40 am

Ha – and you said you couldn’t bake. They look pretty awesome to me!


Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) December 10, 2012 at 5:50 pm

These would be a huge hit with the family


Jeff Young - The Catholic Foodie December 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Wow! These are beautiful, Isabel! Truly, your picture is incredible! And these delicious-looking cookies might be the closest thing to snow that we get this year down in New Orleans. They are going on my must-bake list! Thanks!


Stephanie {TheCookieADayChallenge} December 10, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Way to go Isabel! Your cookies look perfect!


Tammi @ Momma's Meals December 11, 2012 at 8:03 am

I’m with you Isabel! It’s painful for me too, but we are both getting better at it, this looks like an easy, fun yummy cookie!!


diabeticFoodie December 11, 2012 at 11:25 am

Love the chocolate surprise in your snowball cookies. Yum!


Katie December 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm

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!


Megan - I Run For Wine December 11, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I grew up on these cookies! Love! As you are aware, I am not a baker so I sympathize with you!


Tara December 11, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Those look great!! Love the surprise in them!!


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