March 21, 2012

Peanut Butter and Snickers Cookies

Let's start off by me telling you how not to make these cookies.

Do not chop up Snickers bars and stir them directly into the batter.  Do not, then, scoop them onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

The caramel in the Snickers will seep out of the cookies and glue itself to the cookie sheet, no matter how well-greased it may be.  And, after you scrape what you can of the cookies off of the sheet, the cookie sheet will then sit in the sink for eight five days, until you finally decide to clean it.  And it will take you a very long time to clean off all of that caramel.  So much time that you will, in fact, consider just throwing it away.  But you don't.  You keep scrubbing and then, a few weeks later, you try another method with these cookies.

Because the idea of Peanut Butter and Snickers Cookies is too promising not to try again.

My mother-in-law gave me a recipe for a peanut butter cookie with a teeny, mini-Snickers stuffed inside.  It was a good cookie.  And we know that food bloggers and Pinterest-frequenters love stuffing things inside of cookie dough.  However, I don't like complicated cookie recipes and this cookie recipe had a lot of ingredients.  I took a super easy peanut butter cookie recipes and smushed a Snickers bar into it.  Easy, tasty, and I ate approximately 12 of them in less than two days.

I never promised to have self-control when it comes to cookies.

Peanut Butter and Snickers Cookies
cookie base from Chocolate-Covered Katie (or you can use the one from my Recipe Index)

easy Peanut Butter Cookie base (see one of the two above links)
Mini-Snickers bars or larger Snickers bars, cut into 1/4" chunks

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and dollop the cookie dough onto it in tablespoons.  Push a piece of a Snickers into each cookie.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  8 minutes equals barely done, which is how I like them (especially if you use Katie's no egg recipe!).

I may or may not have also eaten a half gallon of ice cream over the course of a week by creating some "cookie sundaes".  My advice?  You should also drizzle on some warm hot fudge.  You're welcome. 

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  1. One word: yum!

    Thanks for sharing another tasty recipe!

  2. I'll have to try these. Scott loves snickers, and I think it'll be a nice twist on the peanut butter cookie!

  3. Yummy!!! Loved it!! In between, i loved your pretty logo too :)

  4. I'm shaking my head at you.
    Stop trying to fatten me up! ;-)

  5. I always love your recipes. I can smell these just by looking at them, you know. Want, want, want.

  6. Ha. I hate it when caramel goes everywhere and it's a giant pain to clean it off the pan. This is much better! And they sound delicious!


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