Every year that we are in a new apartment building where there are some kids (we’ve moved 6 times in the last decade!), we always buy a bag of bite-sized candy bars, just in case we get a trick-or-treater or two. And of course, this being Seattle, we never get any trick-or-treaters, so we end up with a whole bag of candy bars! And rather than just eat them all, I decided to make cookies with them! Snickers Cookies!
Rather than adding the cut up candy bars directly as is, I decided to melt it somewhat first. But it never completely liquefied, so rather than pouring in melted candy bars, which is what I wanted to do, I pinched off pieces of the taffy-like candy bars into the cookie dough. The result is a fairly crispy and crunchy cookie, with a slight chewiness of toffee-like pieces of candy bars.
1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces of Snickers bars, cut into small cubes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silpat.
Sift the flour with the baking powder, baking soda, and salt, into a bowl, then stire with a whisk to mix thoroughly. Set aside.
Cream the butter and sugars in a medium sized bowl, until fluffy. Add the egg and beat until incorporated. Add the vanilla and beat until incorporated.
In a bain marie, melt the cut-up Snickers bars, stirring until it like the consistency of taffy. Cut or pinch off small pieces of it, adding it to the butter and continuing to use the beater on medium high to incorporate the small pieces. They will continue to be clumps, and won’t fully melt. Add the flour mixture and mix on low until incorporated.
Using a tablespoon or a tablespoon-sized ice cream scoop, scoop on to the prepared baking sheets, spaced at least about two inches apart.
Bake for about 15 minutes. Cool briefly on sheet on wire rack, then remove to another rack to cool completely. Enjoy!
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