Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Snickers (or Reese's) Cookies!!!

...so Sunday, Jen invited a few of us STL Bloggers over for a cookie party! I was so pumped, we were all going to make different cookies then head home with a big variety. Well, the snow came and the party got cancelled. My mom had come up and helped me cook them and she even made fudge for the girls! Mmm!!! So this week, expect a few cookie posts, ok?

So when we decided to do this cookie party, the first place I went was to the church cookbooks! The first recipe I picked was from the cookbook put out by my church in Cape and it just so happens that the recipe I picked was from my high school chemistry teacher! Here's a picture of the finished products which were Snickers and Reese's Cookies:
Let's discuss before I get to the recipe, shall we? The recipe is basically peanut butter cookie dough wrapped around a Snickers. My lovely hub who knows me so well went to pick up some more apple juice for me and brought home some minature Reese's with the suggestion to put those in the middle on a few. He's so smart (and knows the way to my heart-peanut butter!) because the Reese's ones were fabulous!!! It may have also been because I burnt the Snickers one if you can't tell (Snickers on the left, Reese's on the right). I think I burnt them because they were on the bottom rack. I even know they'd cook faster but I ALWAYS burn them. Note to self-just always cook on the top rack even if it takes longer. OH! Did I mention that my Mattie made up the dough for me? Yep, he sure did and then I just sat at the table and wrapped them up and popped them in the oven. Okay, enough commentary (plus I have to make more so Mattie has some when he gets home because his sis, my mom and I ate all the Reese's ones-oops!), on to the recipe!

Snickers Cookies by Bonnie Strack
Ingredients:
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. firmly-pakced brown sugar
1/2 c. butter, softened, firmly packed
1/2 c. peanut butter (YUM!)
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
10 Snickers (or Reese's) brand fun-size candy bars
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, mixing well. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar, brown sugar, butter, peanut butter, egg and vanilla, beating well. Stir in flour mixture until mixed. Shape about 1/3 cup dough smoothly around each candy bar, making sure bar is completely covered. Place 4 inchesapart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 13-16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool about 10 minutes and transfer from baking sheets to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 10 large cookies.
NOTE: For smaller cookies, cut bars in half (or buy minature) and reduce baking time accordingly.
Be sure to let me know if you make these!!! Happy Monday everyone!!!

9 comments :

Slamdunk said...

Cookie party? Yes!

We have lots of cookies baked for the neighbors and I have done my best sampling to ensure quality control.

Jennelle said...

Mmm, those sound delish!

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

I have been wanting to make those snicker cookies...thanks for the recipie!

hot girl said...

nice post.

Mary said...

All the cookie posts on the blogs I read are killing me! These look yummy.

Cecilia said...

Oh my those look so good!! I cannot be trusted with cookies, so I am refraining from making them this year. :o(

Angie said...

those are some of my favorite, but here's some advice, they don't work with rolos or milky ways!

Julie said...

Those look sooo good!

Adie said...

That is so sweet how willing Matt is to help you!! Love it. I will so be stealing this recipe to make for my honey - reeses is the way to his heart.