Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Simple Pleasures-Filled Cookies (Frugal Food Thursday)

simple pleasures

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There's a great deal going on right now at CVS for Hershey's Simple Pleasures chocolates. These are chocolates with a creamy filling - I chose the dark chocolate with chocolate filling. Here's the deal:

2 Hershey's Simple Pleasures @ $3.00 = $6.00 (receive $2 Extra Care Bucks good on your next visit)
- 2 $1/1 Hershey's Simple Pleasures printable
= $4.00 for two, or $2.00 each ($1.00 each after ECBs)

Having heard recently about a chocolate chip cookie that had an Oreo cookie in the middle, I thought it would be fun to make a cookie with a Simple Pleasures candy in the middle!   I used a standard sugar cookie dough to surround the candy.  After baking, it had melted just a little, and it was delicious!

Here's the recipe:


1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
24 Hershey's Simple Pleasures candies

Cream the butter and sugar together.  Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.  In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.  Add the flour to the butter/sugar mixture a little of the time and mix well.

Unwrap the candies.  Take one candy and a golf-ball sized amount of cookie dough.  Push the candy into the cookie dough and roll it around in your hands until the candy is covered with dough.  Place on a baking sheet.  Continue until all the candies and dough are used.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until slightly browned.  Cool cookies on a wire rack.

Makes 24 cookies.

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Jenni@MomEssentials.Net July 27, 2012 at 11:58 AM  

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Here’s the link:

Jaime Lyn July 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM  

These look wonderful! I love all the different variations of the 'stuffed cookies' that keep showing up!

I'd love to invite you to share this recipe at my linky party ~ Mom's Test Meal Mondays!

Have a great Monday!

Betsy August 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM  

Looks great. I love it when there is little surprises in a muffin, cookie, or even a brownie. Yummy.

April @ The 21st Century Housewife September 12, 2012 at 4:27 AM  

What a lovely treat! I always enjoy cookies with a surprise center, and chocolate is never a bad idea :)

Lindsay Niles November 20, 2013 at 12:38 AM  

Amazingly simple and affordable! Thank you for including the coupon, too. :)

Brigid O'Hara November 20, 2013 at 7:40 AM  

These cookies look amazing and we can't wait to try them. Thank you so much for all the fantastic recipes!

Sarah Elyce,  December 2, 2013 at 11:55 AM  

I love putting candies inside cookies, cupcakes, and brownies. Such an unexpected surprise!

Victoria December 6, 2013 at 4:24 PM  

These look good, I am going to make these for my family. Thanks for the recipe.

neoh42f December 8, 2013 at 7:01 AM  

I'm going out to buy some Simple Pleasures candy so that I can make these! They sound soooo yummy :)

Jessica N.,  December 9, 2013 at 11:11 AM  

These look so good, and fairly easy too! I can't wait to try and make these. Thanks for the idea!

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