July 28, 2011

Peanut Butter & Snickers Cookies

We have been horrible about posting this July!  I guess that's what happens when summer fun takes over.  Lori and I (Brooke) have been in Montana on vacation, and have actually done a few recipes - we just need to post them!  So here's the first.  I was totally pleased - they turned out great.

 Peanut Butter & Snickers Cookies
2 sticks butter
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
31/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 pkg. miniature Snickers (we used fun size and cut them in half)

Beat butter, peanut butter and sugars, then slowly add in the eggs and vanilla.  Mix in the flour, salt and baking soda.  Then cover and chill for 2-3 hours.  After the dough has chilled, unwrap your candy, and divide the dough into 1 tablespoon pieces.  Flatten the dough, place a piece of candy in the center and form a ball around it.  Finally bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes - though it may take longer.  Ours took about 20 minutes to cook.

These cookies were fun and yummy - and something  your kids would enjoy helping with.  I'm trying to think of another candy which would also be good in the center.  Any suggestions?  

1 comment:

  1. Nice Brooke... I think a peanut butter cup would be yummy. Maybe heath bar?