March 30, 2011

April Fool's Surprise Cookies

Several years back we started a tradition of giving "surprise" cookies to some friends on April Fool's Day.  Basically we make sugar cookie dough, chill it, roll it out, and cut it into small circles,.  We put a "surprise" in the middle of one circle, cover it with another circle, and press down the edges.  For surprises, we use whatever we have in the pantry.  We've used jam, chocolate chips, caramel, peanut butter, goldfish, raisins, carrots, etc. . .  We bake them like normal cookies, and when they are cool, we frost them with buttercream frosting.  We try to mostly do hershey kisses or some kind of suprise that people will like, and maybe include just one or two unusual things on a plate.

The first year, I wrote a REALLY awesome poem to go along with the cookies, but of course I lost it, so we just write a letter now instead.  It goes something like this:

Dear friends,
Happy April Fools!  We brought you some SURPRISE cookies to brighten your day.  What’s the surprise?  Take a bite and find out!  
P.S. For those of you with food allergies, cookies MAY contain one or more of the following: peanuts, strawberries, milk, chocolate, ketchup, soy sauce, pickles, cheese, popcorn or anchovies.  

I don't know if the people who receive them like them, but the kids have a lot of fun making them, and that's why we do it.  


  1. I LOVE this, and will be stealing it in the future. You have such adorable ideas!

  2. This is a good one. My kids would LOVE to put crazy things in the middles. We might have to do this one.Too bad you don't live close enough to us to get some of them!

  3. What a cute idea and I love using stuff already in the pantry.

  4. Very cute! I would be afraid to eat them without cutting in half first though!

  5. Ha ha! Too funny!

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Hope to see you linked up again today!
    Beth =)


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