Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies

Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies are the perfect little treat to brighten anyones day.  Soft and gooey with a drizzle of chocolate icing, how can you say no!

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

I often hear a lot of murmuring about “not liking to bake,” and I get it, it takes some time and attention to detail and wondering if your baked good is going to turn out like it does in your mind.  That happens to me all the time.  I envision something amazing and perfect and then my result ends up being less than desirable, but still delicious to eat.  Well have know fear you are not alone, it happens to all of us whether we want to admit it or not.  But today I brought a little fun into my kitchen with these Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies.  There is just something to smile about when you add a sweet little treat to an already sweet little taste of yum.  Plus, they were fun to make and the yummy peanut butter aroma was pretty mouthwatering too.

Adding a classic candy bar, like a snickers to your cookies is such a fun idea and then drizzling them with just a little bit of icing is the cherry right on top.  Peanut Butter Cookies are some of my favorite to make and I love how these cookies have a crackle appearance, just enough to allow the snickers to peek through.  I promise, you will bring a little spark back into your baking life by making these soft and gooey Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies.

peanut butter cookies recipe

How do I make homemade Peanut Butter Cookies?

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream together: butter, sugar, peanut butter, and packed brown sugar.
  • add 2 eggs and vanilla
  • Then add in: flour, baking powder, and baking soda, mix well.
  • Take 1 Tablespoon of dough ( or use a cookie scoop) and place on cookie sheet.  Press down on the cookie dough with the prongs of a fork in an “x” pattern.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes and let cool on wire rack.

How do I make Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies?

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream together: butter, sugar, peanut butter, and packed brown sugar.
  • add 2 eggs and vanilla
  • Then add in: flour, baking powder, and baking soda, mix well.
  • unwrap snickers miniature candy bars, and set aside.
  • Take 1 Tablespoon of cookie dough and flatten it.  Place one snickers miniature in the middle and fold the dough up around it.  ( the dough does not have to completely cover the candy), and place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes (depending on how hot/cool you oven may run).
  • Remove from oven and using a fork press down on the center of the cookies to flatten them a bit.  This will give them the crackle appearance (optional).
  • Let cool on a wire rack.
  • For the icing mix: powdered sugar, milk and cocoa.
  • Place in a ziplock back and cut one tip off the end.  Drizzle the icing over the cookies.

Why do you make fork marks on Peanut Butter cookies?

  • Peanut Butter makes things more dense, making it harder to bake evenly.  By using a fork to make the marks on the cookie it helps to flatten them for more even baking.

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Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 60- ( 2 bags) Snickers miniature candy bars
  • 1-cup butter softened
  • 1-cup sugar
  • 1-cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1-cup packed brown sugar
  • 2-eggs
  • 2-teaspoons vanilla
  • 3-cups flour
  • 1-teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-teaspoon baking soda

For the Icing:

  • 1-cup powdered sugar
  • 2-Tablespoons milk
  • 2-Tablespoons cocoa

Directions:

  1. Unwrap snickers candy bars, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl cream together: butter, sugar, peanut butter, and brown sugar.
  3. Add: eggs and vanilla, mix to combine
  4. Add dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and baking soda, mix well.
  5. Take 1 tablespoon of cookie dough (or use a cookie scoop) roll into a ball and then flatten it.  Place one snickers candy bar in the middle and fold the cookie dough up around.  It does not have to completely cover the candy at the top.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes, and then using a fork, gently smash the cookie down in the middle to give it that crinkle appearance (optional)
  7. Let cool on wire rack.

For the Icing:

  1. Mix the powdered sugar, milk and cocoa.
  2. Place icing in a clear ziplock snack bag and cut one tip off the end.  Drizzle over cooled cookies in desired pattern.

Allison Wood

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