Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies.

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Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Snickers CookiesI like cookies.  All different kinds.  Sometimes I crave a wholesome, oaty cookie full of things I can feel good about like honey, flax, dried fruits, and oats.

That day is not today.  Today I want a huge, chewy monster… full of peanut chunks, nougat, peanut butter, chocolate, and caramel.

Chewy Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies

I know that there are people out there who like crispy, flat cookies.  But I am not one of them.  I need soft, chewy cookies – the kind that literally almost melt in your mouth. These cookies are just that.   A good and important thing to note: use FROZEN Peanut Butter Snickers pieces for the batter.  Yes, frozen. Make sure those snickers pieces are rock solid or else they will melt uncontrollably and lend a flat cookie.

Look at all that sweet peanut buttery snickers nougat goo! The goo is the best part.

Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies by


Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies

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Makes 24-30 cookies. Cookies stay fresh and soft at room temperature (covered) for up to 1 week.


  • 2 cups + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) salted butter, softened to room temp
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups chopped Peanut Butter Snickers bars, frozen


Roughly chop peanut butter snickers into pieces. Place in a small bowl and stick in the freezer while you prepare the dough.

Preheat oven to 325F degrees. With an electric or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars on medium speed. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well. Gradually add the flour mixture and stir until a dough forms. Fold in frozen peanut butter snickers pieces.

Chill dough for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

Scoop 1.5 tablespoons of dough and drop onto ungreased baking sheet or silpat. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. The centers should appear soft and puffy.


Sally's Tips: 

*It is imperative to keep dough chilled at all times. Keep dough in the refrigerator between batches.

*It is also imperative to use FROZEN Snickers pieces. If they are not frozen, the chocolate bars will melt and spread within the dough, resulting in a flat, thin cookie.

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Today’s cookie recipe reminds me of my Snickers Bar-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies.  A gooey Snickers hiding inside. These are so good!

Snickers Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies


If you like Snickers, you’ll love my Snickers Cheesecake Bars.

Snickers Cheesecake Bars


I love these too – Snickers Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes. These are easy!

Snickers Mousse Chocolate Cupcakes





46 Responses to “Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies.”

  1. #
    Julie @ Table for Twoposted May 25, 2012 at 9:51 am

    you are seriously killing me with this recipe. i absolutely could eat 2 dozen of these babies! ugh i love that the snickers are frozen too..i’m not sure they’d be making it into the cookies, though..haha i love frozen candies so i’d likely be snacking on them like crazy


    • Sallyreplied on May 27th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Thanks Julie! I love frozen snickers! I sometimes freeze them and eat them like that!! 🙂


  2. #
    Back For Secondsposted May 25, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Have I ever told you that I love you? Haha, seriously, these look divine!!


    • Sallyreplied on May 27th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      Thank you very much!! 😀


  3. #
    Cassieposted May 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Peanut butter & Snickers? I’m drooling Sally!


    • Sallyreplied on May 27th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      Haha thank you Cassie! Hope you’re having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!


  4. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted May 25, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    these look so good! And yes, the perfect cookie dough base is worth it’s weight in gold. Glad to see you love the Cooks Illustrated base…so do I. The egg plus yolk and the higher brown to white sugar ratio is a winner every time. And so are these Snickers! YUM!!


    • Sallyreplied on May 27th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      LOVE this cooks illustrated recipe… it produces PERFECT cookies each time! 🙂 Happy memorial day weekend Averie!


  5. #
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chefposted May 25, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    whoa! great choice… love the flavors 🙂


    • Sallyreplied on May 27th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      peanut butter + snickers is perfection! Thanks Sarah!


  6. #
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted May 25, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Totally why we can be BFFs. I like a soft chewy cookie too!


    • Sallyreplied on May 27th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Judging by all your perfect yummy recipes, we could certainly be BFFs Dorothy!!


  7. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Lifeposted May 26, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Those peanut butter snickers are absolutely the best candy bar!!! I have to be very careful buying a big bag of them…because I will eat them all!! They are addicting! I adore soft chewy cookies too! Add in a snickers bar and I am going to need some stretchy pants! Love these lots!!!


    • Sallyreplied on May 27th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Haha yes, eating too many of these would require stretchy pants haha!


  8. #
    azura chanposted May 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    I like cookies too. Strictly must have peanut inside. Otherwise, I wont bite them. LOL!


  9. #
    Baking Serendipityposted May 27, 2012 at 12:16 am

    I wish I wanted healthy cookies more often…but cookies like these are always calling my name 🙂 Love them!


    • Sallyreplied on May 27th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      I try to make healthy cookies too… but the sugar laden ones always seem to win haha!


  10. #
    ATasteOfMadnessposted May 28, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    These look EVIL!! In the best way possible! I just made a batch of cupcakes and ate 3 really big ones, but I’d still have room for some of these. YUM!


    • Sallyreplied on May 28th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      I hear ya! I feel like I would always have room for a SNICKERS cookie. These peanut butter snickers are too die for in a cookie, too 😉


  11. #
    Reeniposted May 28, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Peanut butter snickers… where have you been all my life? I didn’t even know they existed! I like the same kind of cookies especially filled with hunks of candy. These are irresistible! Hope you had a Happy Birthday! xoxo


    • Sallyreplied on May 28th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      THANK YOU REENI! Bday was great. 🙂 And yes, you MUST find these pb snickers! they are aaaaaamazing!


  12. #
    Hayleyposted May 31, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    You had me at “peanut butter nougat goo.” Dude, I wish you lived closer because I could toooootally see us eating PB nougat goo with our hands and raw cookie dough. Please? These cookies rock, Sally!!


    • Sallyreplied on May 31st, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      hahahahahaha ummmm Hayley I’d love to kick back with some pb nougat goo, raw cookie dough, circus animal cookies and you anyday!


  13. #
    Serena Bakes Simply From Scratchposted June 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    These look amazing! I would love for you to link up at our Fabulous Friday Party!
    Have a fabulous weekend!


    • Sallyreplied on June 1st, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      Just linked up! Thanks for the invite Serena! 🙂


  14. #
    Michelleposted June 1, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I’m now drooling on my keyboard instead of making dinner for my family, hehe. These are ridiculously yummy looking and I can’t wait to try them. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful recipes at Creative Thursday every week, because It’s not like I can stay on my diet anyway!



  15. #
    Sophieposted June 2, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Hey Sally! I usually don’t pick recipes from the same blog for featuring each week, but I literally couldn’t help myself! These look SO good! And of course, I featured them on Sweet Saturdays today! Thanks so much for linking up! I hope you’ll stop by again this week:)


  16. #
    Ashtonposted June 4, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    ohhhhhhhhh, I LOVE peanut butter snickers. I will DEFINITELY be making this recipe!! And your blog is adorable! I’m having so much fun checking it out 🙂


    • Sallyreplied on June 5th, 2012 at 5:35 am

      Thanks for stopping by Ashton! Peanut Butter Snickers are my favorite. 🙂


  17. #
    Rileyposted June 28, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I’m afraid if I make these, I won’t be able to stop eating them. Or perhaps the peanut butter snickers won’t actually make it into the cookies before I devour them!


    • Sallyreplied on June 28th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      Riley, I don’t know how I managed to save any snickers to throw into these cookies! My boyfriend and I kept eating them all!


  18. #
    Toriposted June 28, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Made these cookies for a family reunion and everyone loved them. So delicious!


    • Sallyreplied on June 29th, 2012 at 5:27 am

      These cookies are hard not to love!! so glad that you enjoyed them Tori. Thanks for coming back and letting me know, Makes my day!


  19. #
    lisa g.posted July 19, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Hi ! Your PB Snickers cookies look great. Have you seen the Peanut Butter Snickers cookie recipe at What do u think of it? Thanks!


    • Sallyreplied on July 19th, 2012 at 8:30 am

      Thank you Lisa! I haven’t seen it. Have a great day!


  20. #
    Ashley - Baker by Natureposted November 10, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Just fell in love with this recipe – going on my must make list!!! EVIL 😉


  21. #
    Heajinposted January 28, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Hi! The cookies look gorgeous!!!!! Quick question! How much salt should I put in if I am using unsalted butter? I only have unsalted butter in my fridge… Thank you for the recipe!


    • Sallyreplied on January 28th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      Hi Heajin! I would use 1/4 tsp of salt and add it in with the dry ingredients.


  22. #
    Stormyposted April 7, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I love the website it has some great recipes 🙂


  23. #
    Inger Häggposted June 13, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Hi Sally! I just have to try your wunderful recipies but i have a little problem. Can you please tell me how mutch 1,5 sticks of butter is in grams? The other ingredients are no problems


    • Sallyreplied on June 13th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Hi Inger! 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) of butter is approximately 170 grams



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