Sunday, September 30, 2012

Snickers Cookies

Back in my middle school days, I had a teacher that would bring us a treat for our birthday.  We would greatly anticipate the special day when that cellophane wrapped cookie on a stick would arrive all decked out in ribbons!  Our teacher would bake a whole Snickers bar covered in a yummy peanut butter cookie on a popcicle stick.  It would make you wish your birthday happened every week!

Snickers Cookies
(I've adapted the recipe to use Snickers miniatures in regular sized cookies.)

1 c unsalted butter
1 1/4 c creamy peanut butter
1 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

1. Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in eggs.

2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into batter. Put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour. (Chilling is somewhat optional.  It helps the dough not be as sticky, but if you can't wait to get baking, try baking them without chilling them.)

3. Using a medium scoop, take about 1 1/2 tbs of dough and flatten in your hand.  Place one unwrapped Snickers miniature in the middle of the dough.  Wrap the dough around the candy and make sure it is sealed all the way around.  Place on a baking sheet.  Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for about 9 minutes or until cookies are no longer doughy and begin to slightly brown. Do not over-bake.  Immediately move to a cooling rack.  Enjoy warm or up to days later if stored in an airtight container.

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