Ingredients and supplies:
Two identical cookie cutters – one large and one small
Candy, pudding, frosting, or other cookie fillers
Coming up with new and different cookies every time you have a party can be somewhat daunting. But when you learn how to make candy-filled cookies for any occasion, you’ll see that inventing new cookies will be so easy, no matter how many years go by. That’s because the cookies can have nearly any design, practically any flavor, and can be filled with your choice of a huge number of different goodies. No matter what the occasion, the unusual cookies will fit right in.
Although sugar cookies are a good choice, you can really choose from various cookie flavors, such as chocolate chip, or peanut butter. No matter what kind of cookies you decide on, use two different cookie cutters: one small and one larger.
Prepare the cookie dough and then use the large cookie cutter to cut out the shapes. Cut two large shapes for each cookie that you will make. Set one of the two shapes aside; it will become the bottom of the cookie. With the other shape, cut out a smaller shape, using the small cookie cutter. Then, assemble the cookie by laying the solid piece on the baking sheet, and putting the one that has the shape punched out of it on top of the solid one. Bake, according to the package directions, and allow to cool completely.
A different way to prepare the cookies is to cut just one large shape and then make an indentation in the middle of it. After baking, use the indentation to fill the cookies with candy.
Yet a different type of candy-container cookie that you can make is done by turning a mini muffin tin upside-down. Spray non-stick cooking spray on each cup, lay the cookie over it, and bake. Remove the cookies after they cool and fill them with candy. They look like little baskets or bowls.
Fill the opening of each cookie with candy or look at other filling choices. Some of them include pudding, pie filling, whip cream, ice cream, and candied fruit. Good candy choices include M&Ms, Skittles, malted milk balls, chocolate-covered peanuts, frosting dots, and candy eyes (Halloween).
By the time that you choose the type of cookie, the shape that you want it to be, and what you’ll put inside, there are literally thousands of different cookies that you can make. Now, whether it be for a birthday, a wedding, or a graduation, you’ll have the “recipe” for a new and different type of cookie for each occasion!