Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Snickers Cookies

Want a way to use up a ton of that excess Halloween candy? This holiday cookie recipe can use snickers, milky way, or even twix bars. I just bagged up all of those candies from my kids' Halloween haul and threw them in the baking cupboard to be used in a few weeks when the cookie exchange gets started. This is a great recipe for a cookie exchange because you get 4 1/2 to 5 dozen cookies out of it. Enjoy!

  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 60 miniature Snickers candy bars (I cut the Halloween fun size in thirds)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream margarine, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla.
  4. Combine dry ingredients. Add to mixture.
  5. Take 1 T of dough; flatten into a round shape in palm of your hand; place snickers bar in the center and fold dough around it. Roll in palms of your hand to form a smooth ball with Snicker totally covered.
  6. Bake 12 minutes.
  7. Remove from cookie sheet after a few minutes.
  8. Place on wire rack to cool.
  9. Drizzle with melted chocolate chips (I am a bit sloppy with this part, so I usually skip it)
Note: I make my batter and refrigerate for a bit while cleaning up the kitchen; the colder dough is easier to roll in your hands. Also, I roll enough for one cookie sheet and while that tray is baking I roll the next one so I don't lose much time.

Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15 minute prep; 12 minute baking time
Source: friend in a cookie exchange

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