3D Hidden Surprise Ornament Cookies Recipe VIDEO

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Looking for something fun to do with your kids over Christmas break? They are sure to love these 3D Hidden Surprise Ornament Cookies. Made with layers of sugar cookies and royal icing, you can hide little candies on the inside. One cookie can be the whole dessert! 

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They are really simple to make. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a 3D cookie for awhile now. This on is from the Dixie Crystals Kids in the Kitchen page where you can find lots of fun edible crafts as well as kids projects for them to do. It’s the perfect answer to the Winter blues. Find something fun to make and give them out to neighbors, or your mailman. 


Sugar cookies
Royal Icing
Candy bows or other candies
Mini chocolate covered candies
Circle Cookie Cutter 

3D Hidden Surprise Ornament CookiesI found some candy bows to decorate the top of the cookies with, but you can use anything. Including the royal icing to make your own design. 3D Hidden Surprise Ornament Cookies

My girls thought they were super fun. I made them while they were away so when they took a bite and found the chocolate inside they were tickled. 3D Hidden Surprise Ornament Cookies


3D Hidden Surprise Ornament Cookies

Hidden Surprise Ornament Cookies

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What you will need

  • Sugar Cookies:
  • 1 cup salted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 Cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons butter extract
  • 3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • red food coloring


  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy in an electric mixer, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and extracts. Scrape the bowl. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just combined. Divide dough in half. Add red food coloring to one half. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  • Roll out dough to 1/4” to 3/8” thick. Cut out circles 2 small round cookies for the top and bottom. Cut out 2 red and 2 white cookies that are larger in diameter. Cut a circle into the middle using a small round cutter. Carefully transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on the rack for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • To assemble, Use a generous amount of icing on the base. Add a larger cookies to the top. Add more royal icing to the top of that cookie to act as glue. Stack, alternating colors, until you have 4 cookies. Make a lid by attaching a candy bow or stacked chocolate covered candies. Fill with mini chocolate covered candies.


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