A few years ago I clipped this recipe out of a magazine and we have been enjoying it ever since. We just made a batch of these Santa's Snickers Surprises this week and it has already been requested that we make them again.
Here's what you need: butter, creamy peanut butter, brown sugar, white sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, salt, Snickers Minis and chocolate for drizzling.
Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
In separate bowl combine the sifted flour, baking soda and salt together, then slowly add to the butter/sugar mixture. Cover and chill for 2-3 hours.
Right before you pull the dough out of the refrigerator, unwrap all the Snickers and discard the wrappers.
Scoop out 1 tablespoon pieces and flatten with palm of your hand.
Place Snickers Mini in the middle and wrap the dough around the candy bar.
Make sure your Snickers bar is completely covered by the dough before placing on greased cookie sheet or cookie sheet with a baking mat.
Bake for 13 to 14 minutes in preheated 325 degree oven. Cool on baking rack or wax paper. Then drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired.
(makes 3-4 dozen)
2 sticks softened butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour (sifted)
1 tsp. baking soda
2 pkg. (13 oz) Snickers Brand Miniatures
chocolate chips for melting to drizzle
Combine butter, peanut butter and sugars using a mixer on medium to low speed until light and fluffy. Slowly add eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Mix flour, salt and baking soda in separate bowl and then slowly add to the butter mixture. Cover and chill for 2-3 hours. Unwrap all the Snickers. Remove the dough from refrigerator. Divide into 1 Tbsp. pieces and flatten. Place a Snickers Miniature in the center of each piece of dough. Wrap the dough around the Miniature so that it is hidden inside. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 13-14 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking rack or wax paper. Drizzle melted chocolate over the tops of the cookies. Makes 3-4 dozen.
The Snickers bars just melt into a glorious puddle of yumminess inside the peanut butter flavored cookie. These little treasures are chewy and delicious... a perfect new cookie to leave out for Santa this year ;-)