June 12 is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day. Time to celebrate with the perfect recipe.
These Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies, take everyone’s favorite cookie to a new height by adding Snicker’s candy to the recipe.
I woke up this morning for a yen for cookies. I have a bag of Easter candy in the corner of my office that keeps calling my name and I decided that I should do something with the candy before it all ended up in my stomach.
If you love making 30 minute meals and quick desserts, you’ll love these cookies. They make a super ending to an easy meal and are great for an afternoon snack.
I am very fond of anything with peanut butter in it. My husband likes it okay but it’s not his first choice for a dessert ingredient.
These amazing cookies are a good compromise. The Snickers’ chopped up candy bars adds a nice chewy caramel texture and taste that sort of tones down the peanut butter.
The combination is really very nice.
Time to make some Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies!
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The dough comes together easily. I just whisked my flour and other dry goods, being careful to measure the flour correctly to make sure that the cookies are not too dense.
Then I used my stand mixer to make the dough. After that, all my sweet goodies get dumped in and combined to make the perfect cookie dough.
Now my only problem is that the cookie dough is calling my name instead of the bag of candy in the corner of my office! Look at this amazing concoction!
I made 36 cookies. I just made the dough into balls and placed it on silicone baking mats on cookie sheets. The cookies cooked beautifully and clean up was a breeze.
I love using the mats instead of parchment paper since you can reuse them over and over again.
Onto a wire rack for a few minutes to cool. They look scrumptious! I can’t wait to try one.
And now for the taste test!
The cookies are so tasty. I love that they have the hint of peanut butter as a base and the lovely sweetness of nuts and caramel from the Snickers.
I’ve never made cookies with candy before and I now I know what to do with the rest of the candy. The work beautifully in cookie dough!
One bite (or three) tells me that my husband is going to love these amazing Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies.
He just called me to talk about my day, and I told him I had made 36 cookies for him. His first question was “how many did you eat?” LOL…he knows me well!
Have you ever made cookies with candy? What combination worked for you?
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp pink sea salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature (1 stick)
- 1 cup low fat peanut butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups chopped Snickers minis candy bars
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips