The other day I was innocently reading blogs when I came across a post on my friend Barb’s blog, Barbara Bakes. She’s been doing something called 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies where every week for 12 weeks she posts a new cookie recipe. This particular recipe came from Barb’s neighbor.
They are dangerously good. I mean that with utmost sincerity.
If you have no self control, don’t make these. Or better yet, make them with a candy bar you don’t like (is there such a thing??). I made mine with Snickers, Milky Way and Midnight Milky Way. Luckily for me, my kids don’t like the dark chocolate Milky Ways, so I was FORCED to eat those myself. :) (Aww poor me)
The recipe was a little sparse on notes or directions, so I am adding my two cents into it below. Pay close attention to the cooling section or your masterpieces will fall apart before your very eyes. Darn, broken cookies, better eat those… oh don’t worry though, I’ve heard that if you break a cookie, the calories fall out (snort).
Cherie’s Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 cup creamy or chunky, if you prefer peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 package Reeses peanut butter chips
- 1 bag mini size Snickers and/or Milky Ways
Preheat oven to 325 F.
Cream butter, sugars and peanut butter. Add eggs. Stir or whisk together flour, soda and salt. Add to creamed butter mixture and mix well. Stir in peanut butter chips.
Roll into balls or use a cookie scoop.
Below are a few suggestions on how to use the candy bars. I used the tiny snack sized bars and cut them in half. I placed the cut side down on top of the rounded cookie and pressed down gently.
Adding the snickers can be done anyway you like. You can place the dough balls on your cookie sheet and press a Snickers mini, whole or cut in half, into the ball and bake. You can chop the Snickers into pieces and add it to the dough, roll into balls, flatten with fork and bake. You can roll into balls, flatten pretty thin and wrap the dough around a whole Snickers mini and bake. If you have mini muffin pans, you can fill it with dough balls and press a mini Snicker into it and bake. Or any other combination you can think of.
However you decide, bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes (mine took 11.5 minutes).
Remove from oven and leave cookies on cookie sheet for 2 minutes to rest. Slide parchment with cookies onto cooling rack and let cool for ten minutes. Remove from parchment to cooling rack to cool completely.
If you try to eat these cookies while still warm they may fall apart. Allow them to cool completely and they’ll be fine.