Sunday, January 20

Bam! Snickers Cookies

I was a weird kid. I never ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. My mother never had to tell me to straighten my room. And I liked Halloween more for the decorations than the candy.

Except for Snickers. I loved Snickers.

Something about the mix of sweet chocolate, sticky caramel, dense peanut butter nougat, and crunchy peanuts made me swoon. I still remember the house at 101 Pinewood Drive in our neighborhood that gave out the king size Snickers bars to every kid who came by on Halloween.

Bam! That big bar would hit the bottom of your plastic pumpkin. Then you'd have to center it, otherwise your pumpkin would lilt for the rest of the night. After you hit that house, it didn't matter how many Dum Dums or Tootsie Rolls you got. You had scored.

I'm not alone in my Snickers love. According to Wikipedia, "Snickers is the best selling candy bar of all time and has annual global sales of US $2 billion."

Well, they haven't made any money off of me in the last 15 years or so, which is the last time I had a Snickers bar. That is, until this past Saturday when I made Michelle's Snickers Cookies.

I needed a kid-loving cookie and figured Michelle (a mom of four) would know best. She does. When I took the first bite of a warm Snickers cookie, I audibly sighed. They're sweet and rich and studded with chewy melted Snickers chunks.

It brought me right back to my Wonder Woman costume and to 101 Pinewood Dr.

These are too good not to share, so I'm submitting them to Candyrecapper, who has chosen candy as this month's theme for Sugar High Friday.

Snickers Cookies
Makes about 35 cookies.
Print recipe only here.

½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup butter
½ cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 ½ cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 1/2 king size Snickers bars or 9-10 fun size bars, chopped into small pieces

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Combine the first six ingredients, and mix well with a hand mixer. Add the dry ingredients through the salt, and mix until well blended. Stir in Snickers pieces.

Roll small balls of cookie dough in your hands. If the dough sticks to the palms of your hands, run them hands under a little warm water and continue. Place cookies about 2 inches apart since they spread while baking. Makes approximately 35 cookies.

Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until golden brown and slightly puffy. If baking two trays of cookies at the same time, rotate the pans midway through so they bake evenly.

You might also like:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
Hello Dollies!
Dorothy's Almond Biscotti

Other chocolate-y cookies I covet:
Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Ribbons from Cookie Madness
Double Chocolate Cookies from Technicolor Kitchen
Sweet and Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Bake or Break

Speaking of Wonder Woman, if you're not familiar with Michelle's blog Scribbit, then do yourself a favor and start visiting her. She is one the first bloggers I ever made contact with, and I've become a loyal reader.

She calls Scribbit her blog about "motherhood in Alaska," and says everything she needs to know she learned from motherhood. Even though I'm not a mother or from Alaska, I enjoy Michelle's writing. From heartwarming posts about the funny things her kids say to activites that encourage reading Michelle shows that she can handle all types of situations with grace, intellect, and humor.

You'll learn a lot about life in Alaska (sledding, anyone?) and can brighten Michelle's winter by submitting something to her Winter Bazaar. If you like to read and write, then check out her monthly Write-Away Contests and book reviews.

Finally, she's a blogger who always gives without expecting to receive -- consider her generous Saturday Give-Aways and her sage advice such as this fantastic post on the Five Things Every Blogger Should Know.

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Anonymous said...

Snickers + Cookies = melted snickers goodness surrounded by cookie crumbs?? I'm drooling....
That just won a Top Spot on my TO DO list! Thanks.

Edi said...

Wow - I've never heard of a Snicker's cookie...but how could you go wrong...a cookie and a chocolate bar in one?!

Many years ago at a friends' house, my friend's mom was making some kind of cake that required a large amount of chocolate bars - Milky Way? perhaps...again how could you go wrong with that combination.

I too enjoy Scribbits blog...

Abby said...

One of my fave things to eat is a Snickers and a glass of orange juice. I know, strange, yet totally makes sense. Right?

Those cookies look divine. Hope you're well! I'm trying to get "out and about" more these days.

Sharon said...

My husband's birthday is Thursday and he is a BIG Snickers fan. This recipe may be just the thing...

daphne said...

oh my goodness..that's a great treat! I'm a big fan of snickers too!

Manggy said...

Wow, that's so decadent! :) I especially love the shot where the caramel gets all stretchy. It's a great way to get rid of all these candy bars in the fridge! (Well, I could eat them straight away, but I would become morbidly obese)

Anonymous said...

Snickers cookies! Wow what a great idea!
You have one creative and amazing mind!!!!
Do you know if it works with Milky Way or Mars?!

Deeba PAB said...

Great idea & lovely post Susan. Made fun reading...Off to visit Michelle's blog! LOL

Peter M said...

Snickers are still one of my fave candy bars.

Anonymous said...

Never ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a kid either but that was because we never had peanut butter ;)
Even though Snickers is not my favorite candy bar, it is a very tempting recipe...

Finla said...

Thankgod i don't have snickers at them moment in my place. Otherwise i would have grabed one and ate them after seeing that picture ;-))))

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Sounds delicious. Snickers were always high ranking in my candy food chain as well, right up there with Reeses Peanutbutter Cups and Cadbury Cream Eggs... *drool*

Meeta K. Wolff said...

Oh yeah I wnat one of those huge snicker bars now too. But a few of your aesome looking cookies would do it for me!!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Great cookies! And thanks for introducing us to Michelle's blog -- I'm off to visit now.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mouthwatering cookies! Snicker bars were always my favorite candies... Really tempting!



Unknown said...

These look yummy! I've always loved snickers, but I had no idea they were so popular. If asked to guess, I would probably have picked Mars as most popular (I don't like them, but everyone else seems to). Of course, it's only recently I finally gave in and started calling them snickers. Growing up in the UK they were called Marathons. The name changed at least a decade ago, but many of us diehards still stubbornly use the old name ;)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Oh, Susan... These are to die for!!
I'm bookmarking the recipe - I'll bake these next time my sister comes to my house.

Anonymous said...

Talk about naughty but nice!

I'm with Sarah, I still can't get used to not calling them marathons

Scribbit said...

Oh you're so sweet! Thanks for such nice words--don't tell anyone I'm still lounging in bed, blogging away while I sent the kids to get their own breakfast this morning--so much for super mom :)

Those cookies really are great, my college room mate and I used to make up a plate whenever we were trying to impress a guy, they worked like magic. A suggestion? They're best warm so if they've cooled, nuke them for a couple seconds and get out the milk.

My kids like eating them on a popsicle stick--just insert one before baking.

MeloMeals said...

Wow... talk about decadent! It's a good thing I am not into baking, because these sound and look delicious!

Elly said...

oh, wow. and yum. and that is about all i can muster to say after looking at those glorious cookies :)

Namratha said...

This is fabulous Susan, makes me want to try it right away. I know what I'm buying when I am the store next time :) The bit about "centering the snickers in the pumpkin" made me laugh! :D Good one!

Le Flâneur Novice said...

Snickers??? It is the second name of seduction to me!

I can be persuaded to do many things for a bar of Snickers, and anything for a bar of dark chocolate! lol

This must be a real hit piece of the recipes recently to me!

I've just finished the half batch of my St Clements muffins! Should I have a try of this?God! In the middle of my diet this is just a torture :)))))))))))))

Mansi said...

Hmm...I'm really not a snickers fan, mainly because of the sticky caramel:) but looks like your cookies wouldn't have that, and after such a fab review, I can definitely give these a try!!:D

btw, that was nice the way you introduced Michelle to us..I'm hopping over to Scribbit right now:)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

zen-Drool, eat cookies, drink milk. That's pretty much how it goes.

edi-You're right. How can you go wrong with that combination?

sharon- Happy Birthday to him!

abby-Glad to see you again!

daphne-It really was a treat.

manggy-Just have a couple, then run on the treadmill. ;)

maytal-I'm sure it would work with other candy too. If you try it, let me know.

deeba-I know you'll love her blog.

peter-I liked the cookies even better.

linda-You might like the cookies better. I did!

happy cook-Seriously! ;)

mike-Reese's I loved, Cadbury eggs were always Jeff's favorite.

meeta-Be sure to have a glass of milk ready!

lydia-You'll love it!

rosa-Aren't they so good?

sarah-I never knew they were called Marathons. How funny.

patricia-She'll love you for it!

sophie-This is news to me!

michelle-Aw, that's alright. You're teaching them independence. ;)

melody-These could get you into baking!

elly-That's all you need to say!

namratha-Glad you liked it. :)

bal-This is definitely not diet food, but they're oh-so-good.

Anonymous said...

Sister? What are doing to me with these cookies on your site? I'm trying to lose a few pounds in the new year!
(scribbit is wonderful)

Elle said...

Not only is this recipe wicked and delicious sounding, but I love that you've given alternative cookie recipes and told about Michelle at Scribbit. Great post!

Cakespy said...

Dude. My dad always TOOK our snickers after halloween! No, not because they had razors in them, but because he wanted to stuff his face with them! I will have the last laugh with these cookies though!

Cate said...

Ok, nearly 11 at night and I have Snickers Cookies on my mind. Think this might be the next baking project for me and my son.

Brilynn said...

I used to like Mars bars better than Snickers, but my tastes have since changed. Now it's a toss up between the two. But if you put them in a cookie, the scales tip to the Snickers end!

Nic said...

I'm another one that still calls them 'Marathons'! Nice cookies - they look really gooey, yum!

Asha said...

You are almost like me (made my bed, loved decorating) except I didn't love chocolate at all and I still don't. I always asked my dad to bring me books instead of Chocolate!;D

My kids however devour chocolates and candy, inherited that from their dad! Cookies look plump and gooey, great recipe!:)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

maryann-Aw, just spend an extra 15 minutes on the elliptical. ;)

elle-"wicked and delicious"-- I love that!

cakespy-That's hysterical!

cate-I'm sure he would love them!

brilynn-They're even better in the cookies, I swear.

nicisme-Gooey cookies are always worth the calories.

asha-Books instead of chocolate? You must have been a dream child. :)

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Susan, I can just see you with the tiara and the golden lasso, and Paradise Island is a place where they never run out of Snickers Cookies!

Cris said...

Hi Susan! Love snickers but never had cookies made of them, sounds delicious!

Andrea said...

Oh, these sound really good!

Katy said...

oh my gosh. next you'll be making candy corn cookies. i was never that into the chocolate-covered candy bars when i was little, but i've since realized the error of my ways. sometimes i get snickers bars for the extra protein from the peanuts. then i think to myself, um, seriously?!?

aminah said...

I've just made these for my kids...and well there goes my diet...what a great blog!

Lydia said...

so sorry about the chargers lost,...i was sad. wait, but maybe you were cheering for the pats. well, congrats then, maybe, too :)

Anonymous said...

Snickers cookies sound great, but what about TWIX cookies - now that would be my personal favorite :)

Farmgirl Susan said...

I can't believe you went 15 years without a Snickers bar. I've decided that the only possible explanation (because nobody who liked Snickers that much as a kid simply gives them up cold turkey) is that you are actually now a pod person. I think I should tell Jeff. And your parents. And maybe those people on X-Files. This is pretty serious.

Heather said...

As far as I'm concerned, Snickers qualifies as a meal, as it contains protein in the forms of nuts and nougat. Perfectly legit!

I'm enjoying your blog very much. Pleased to make your acquaintance!

Anonymous said...

FIFTEEN years, Susan? You're a stronger woman than I! They look amazingly delicious!

Emily said...

The cookies look scrumptious; nice and big and sturdy.

Who doesn't love Snickers? It really is the perfect candybar. Although, Butterfingers are pretty good, too.

Annemarie said...

Oooh..mmmm. Great sounding cookie, and I'm there with you on the snickers. The only chocolate I possibly like more is Baby Ruth, mainly because that's a Snickers cranked up to 11.

Oh for the love of food! said...

Whoa! Susan! these cookies look amazing! My girls would absolutely love to have these in their school lunch box. You've definitely posted this recipe at the right time!

Susan said...

I like Snickers, too, but am hard pressed to distinguish them from some other candy bars; so many of them are chocolate, caramel & peanuts w/ or w/out nougat. I think Mars has the monopoly on them, too.

Great use in a baked sweet, Susan!

Chris said...

cookies and candy bars together? Right on!

Rachel said...

What a combo..The sticky caramel of the snickers is just unexplainable

Katie Zeller said...

It's a real toss up for me: hand-made Belgian chocolate or a Snickers! Any other candy bar...forget it!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

tw-Ooh, if I could only get my hands on a tiara now....

cris-You should try them!

andrea-They really are!

katy-Hey, if it lessens your guilt, then it's good.

aminah-I hope they liked them!

hillary-I forgot all about Twix. That's a blast from the past.

lydia-I was rooting for the Pats, so yey!

susan-So, that's what it was. You can tell Jeff, just not the parents. I don't think they'd handle it too well.

heather-Does that mean it can be eaten for breakfast?

culinography-It sounds weird, but after a while, you lose your craving for them.

emiline-Oh, yeah, Butterfingers were good too, huh?

annmarie-I forgot all about baby ruths. Oh, those were incredible!

carol-They'd have fun making them too.

susan-I don't really remember Mars. Maybe I should reacquaint myself. ;)

chris-I know!


katiez-I would have said, forget the Snickers and go with the hand-made Belgian chocolate!

Anonymous said...

I am going to have to make these for my husband. He LOVES Snickers! What a great idea for a cookie.

Anonymous said...

I may be one of the few people on the planet who doesn't love a Snickers bar, but I definitely agree with you about Michelle and her blog! She's amazing.

Allen said...

Look good -- it'll be tough to sacrifice a Snicker's bar, but these cookies seem to be a worthy cause. I too had a home in the neighborhood with the big sized bars, but unfortunately my mother never allowed me a Wonder Woman costume *sigh*. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Anonymous said...

I don't know how I missed this post when you published it (found it via the round-up this morning)... but here is another friend we have in common. I adore Snickers. Your cookies are to die for.

Jaime said...

i haven't checked to see, but i have a very similar recipe in my blog and you are right - they are so good!