Saturday, October 6, 2007

Snicker Cookies

If you love Snickers candy bars, you are going to love, love, love these cookies! They are really fairly easy cookies but take a bit of time because you have to chill the dough. If you have a Snicker's lover in your family- you just have to make them!

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 t vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 package Snickers mini candy bars

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt using a fork or whisk. In mixer cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Add flour mixture in small amounts. Cover and chill dough 2-3 hours. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. To form cookie, scoop a tablespoon of chilled dough and flatten into a circle. Cut mini Snickers bars in half (you can use a whole mini, but they make really large cookies). Place a miniature Snickers half in the center and form the dough into a ball around the Snickers. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-20 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Decorate cookies with melted chocolate for an extra special touch.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 2-3 hours
Baking Time: 12-18 minutes

TIP OF THE DAY: Chill mini Snicker bars in fridge or freezer before unwrapping and placing in cookie dough. This will help them to spread less when cooking. Be sure to wrap dough VERY carefully and completely around the Snickers piece or it will leak out of your cookie.

Tomorrow's Daily Special: Candy Corn Kiss Cookies