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 sallysbakingaddiction.com

 

Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies

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

Ingredients:

  • 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 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chopped Peanut Butter Snickers bars, frozen

Directions:

  1. Roughly chop peanut butter snickers into pieces. Place in a small bowl and stick in the freezer while you prepare the dough.
  2. 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.
  3. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  4. 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 comments

  1. 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

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

  3. Peanut butter & Snickers? I’m drooling Sally!

  4. 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!!

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

  5. whoa! great choice… love the flavors 🙂

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

  7. 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!!!

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

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

  10. 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!

    • 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. 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

  12. 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!!

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

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

  14. 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!

    Michelle

  15. 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. 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 🙂

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  18. 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!

    • 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!

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

    • 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!

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

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

  25. 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!

  26. I love the website it has some great recipes 🙂

  27. 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

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