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This recipe is an oldie but a goodie! If you’ve been following my blog for a while you probably saw the Snickers Cookie recipe I posted last year. I’m sure I’m not the only person that looks a dish and thinks “this could be better” well that’s literally the thought process I had last week when I decided to revamp this recipe. My first thought was “How?” I figured there had to be something I could do to take this cookie to the next level so I decided to add more caramel and peanuts to add to the already delicious flavor of the Snickers. I stumbled across the caramel baking chips one day while browsing through the baking isle and knew I had to try them. I think they are absolutely amazing and can be used in a variety of ways.
Now I don’t know about you but with the summer season winding down I am definitely getting into the baking mood. Something about the fall season makes me feel warm and cozy…..it’s a season where your home should always have the scent of fresh baked goods. I grew up in a home where cooking from scratch was taught at an early age; so being in the kitchen feels great and really helps me clear my head. One of the things I decided to do differently with this recipe is add less flour and lower the cooking temperature. I wanted a chewier cookie instead of a cakey one and I felt this was the best way to do it. I also cooked a couple batches differently (one chilled and one room temperature) the main difference was how big the cookie spread during the cooking process. If you like a thicker more compact cookie you could chill the dough for 30 before baking.
I must warn you that these cookies WON’T last long! The cookies were gone by the next day and I made about 23! I was pleased that everyone enjoyed them as much as they did. I can confidently say that my revamped Snickers Cookies are definitely a success and that if you try them you won’t be disappointed.
- 1 Cup Softened Butter
- 1 Cup Brown sugar (I used light brown)
- 1/2 Cup White Sugar
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 1/4 Cups All purpose flour
- 1/2 Tsp Baking soda
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 4 Snickers bars (Full Size) Chopped into small pieces about 2 Cups
- 2/3 Cup Caramel bites (I used Kraft)
- 1/4 Cup Unsalted peanuts (before chopped)
- Cooking Spray
- 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit; spray sheet pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- 2. Beat butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth.
- 3. Add eggs one at a time and beat well; Add Vanilla extract.
- 4. In a separate bowl whisk flour, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
- 5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
- 6. Mix in snickers pieces, caramel, and chopped peanuts until well combined.
- 7. You can refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes for a more compact cookie or skip this step and move on to baking.
- 7. Bake for 12-15 minutes; make sure to rotate your cookies halfway through the cooking process.
- 8. Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to the cooling rack.
- 9. Enjoy!