There are only a couple recipes that I remember copying down onto an index card and adding to my first recipe box. The recipes for perfect, creamy coleslaw and the first cookies I ever remember baking by myself; Snickers Cookies.
My family has been making these for as long as I can remember. Mom found the recipe in an old farm magazine years ago and it quickly became a favorite.
These cookies were the first baked good item I ever entered at our county fair, earning rave reviews and a blue ribbon!
A delicious peanut butter cookie stuffed with a small candy bar. I usually use a mini or bite-sized Snickers bar, but have also used Milky Ways and sometimes whatever chocolate candy bar is laying around after Halloween.
After plenty of trial and error, we figured out the perfect way to form the cookies so that the candy bar does not melt out and escape.
First, use a small cookie scoop, take one scoop of dough, place a Snickers bar in the center and press down gently. Top with a second scoop of dough. Press dough together around edges so no part of the candy bar is visible.
A great recipe to add to your family’s cookie arsenal.
- 1 cup Butter, softened
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 3 cups Flour
- 1 (9.10 oz) pkg Snickers Unwrapped Bites or Snickers Minis
In a large mixing bowl; cream together the butter and sugars. Beat in vanilla, eggs, and peanut butter. Mix in baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour. Stir until combined.
Shape dough around each piece of candy, making sure the bar is completely covered. (To do this I use a small cookie scoop and take one scoop of dough, place a Snickers bar in the center and press down gently. Then top with a second scoop of dough. Tuck dough around so no part of candy bar is visible.)
Place cookies on a large baking sheet, leaving plenty of space between. Bake 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees F, until the edges are lightly golden brown. Do Not Overbake.