Chocolate chip cookies. A classic dessert in its simpliest form.
They’re a household favorite, an iconic snack time staple, a timeless milk advocate.
Incredible when they are served warm, cold, in dough form, in baked form, in ice cream, on ice cream, small, and large – no one can resist the comfort of a chocolate chip cookie.
Until today. You see, I like to shake things up a bit in the kitchen. While you may think nothing could possibly be better than a classic chocolate chip cookie, try stuffing them. With snickers.
Looks certainly are deceiving.
I got the idea from Averie over at Averie Cooks to stuff chopped snickers bar pieces inside of a chocolate chip cookie. Brilliant! Averie has an incredible repertoire of delicious cookie recipes.
It’s so simple. Whip up your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough, cradle a snickers piece inside a piece of dough and cover with more dough to create a “lid.”
I used my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe, but feel free to use your own.
I love the idea of that smooth Snickers caramel, fluffy nougat, and crunchy peanuts hiding inside a cookie. The best part is all the action happening on the other side of the cookie.
Look at all that goo!
If you’re looking for an easy way to shake up your chocolate chip cookies, stuffing them with candy bars is a surefire way to make something good… even better.
Snickers-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Yield: 24-30 cookies
- 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) salted butter, softened
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg, at room temperature
- 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 and 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 8 fun-sized Snickers bars, cut into 4 pieces each.
Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
Mix the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. With an electric mixer or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well. Gradually add the flour mixture and stir until a dough forms (may take a couple minutes of stirring). Fold in chocolate chips. Do not overmix the dough at any point in this process.
Chill dough for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Take 1 tablespoon of dough, press a snickers piece inside the dough. Cover with more dough, enough to ensure the snickers piece is completely enveloped inside.
Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. The centers should appear very soft and puffy. Let cool completely and enjoy!
Sally's Tip: Make sure to keep dough cold at all times while the batches are baking. I kept my dough in the refrigerator in between batches.
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I loved watching people’s faces as they took the first bite only to find a snickers hiding inside. The best kind of surprise, no?
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