Monday, September 19, 2011

Snickers Cookies

Everyone has their favorite chocolate bar.  I bet you already know where this is going.  So what is yours?  While there are many wonderful chocolate bars there is one that wins by a mile in my book.  The loved Snickers bar.

When I think about it, this fact probably doesn’t surprise most of my regular readers.  You know that Snicker’s are made up of some of my favorite things so it makes complete sense that they would be my favorite.  Oddly enough, though, I don’t have very many Snickers recipes on my blog.  Did you see this cheesecake?

While the candy bar is actually missing from the cookies, I promise that they actually taste like Snickers!  Chocolate chips, peanuts and homemade caramel sauce add all of the tasty elements of the bar.  I adapted these from this awesome chocolate chip cookie recipe and they turned out beautifully.  I can’t wait to dunk them in my coffee in the morning!

Question for today:

-what is your favorite chocolate/candy bar?

-if you like them, what is your favorite way to eat candy corn?

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Snickers Cookies Recipe

Yield: 18 large cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20-30 minutes

Total Time: 35-45 minutes


2 cups + 2 Tbs. flour
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter, melted and mostly cooled (about 10 minutes
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup dry-roasted, unsalted peanuts

1/4 cup caramel sauce (recipe and tutorial here or you can use store-bought)


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Melt the butter in a glass bowl and let it sit for 10 minutes to cool.

In another large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together and set aside.

Add the sugars to the melted and cooled butter to the bowl of a stand mixer and using a paddle attachment, mix until well-blended. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add the flour in a couple of batches and mix until incorporated. Turn the mixer to the lowers speed and add the caramel sauce slowly, mixing until fully incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips and peanuts.

Scoop about 3 tablespoons of the batter and roll into a ball. Divide the ball in half and rotate each ball 90 degrees. What used to be the inside is no facing upward. Smash the two halves back together so that the jagged edges are facing up and place on a prepared cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Repeat with the other dough.

Bake for 10-11 but don’t over bake! Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet; they will continue to cook a bit so don’t leave them in the oven too long. Remove and cool completely on a wire rack. Drizzle with leftover caramel syrup if desired. This recipe makes 18 jumbo cookies

*I have found that these cookies turn out the best when the flour, brown sugar and granulated sugar are measured in ounces using a food scale.


41 Responses to “Snickers Cookies”

  1. #
    Three-Cookies — September 19, 2011 @ 6:07 am

    I love snickers – I will attempt a cookie or bar in the near future! BTW you forgot to create a link to caramel sauce

  2. #
    Erin — September 19, 2011 @ 7:01 am

    Cookies look gorgeous! Snickers are not my favorite – I just don't like nuts in my chocolate! Strange, I know! My favorite candy bar is Milky Way – and I think if you left off the nuts, these might be very similar to those. Candy Corn, is there any way but by the handful?!

  3. #
    Leslie — September 19, 2011 @ 7:08 am

    Oh yes please!!! I love the homemade caramel on top!!

  4. #
    Lolly @ Lolly's Sweet Treats — September 19, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    For me it's a toss up between Twix and Kit Kat and I like to eat candy corn one color at a time! Your cookies look wonderful 🙂

  5. #
    kita — September 19, 2011 @ 7:35 am

    Mmm I don't mind waking up to these at all! I have really lost my love for candy bars recently, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be a war between twix and 100k bars.

  6. #
    Carolyn — September 19, 2011 @ 8:18 am

    Oh Cassie, these are heavenly!

  7. #
    Beth Michelle — September 19, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    Um yes please! these look amazing. My husband would just fall in love with these. If I had to pick a favorite it would be between milky way and twix!

  8. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — September 19, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    These look delish! When I was back in high school (a looooong time ago) everyday I would have a pepsi and a snickers after school. It was just my one thing I would do everyday. Snickers is by far my favorite but unfortunately I can't eat them like I did when I was young. Every now and then I will treat myself to one but now I will have to treat myself to these delicious cookies!

  9. # — September 19, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    Mmm sounds like my kind of cookie!

  10. #
    Food Jaunts — September 19, 2011 @ 11:02 am

    Love these cookies! My favorite bar – almond joy. I eat my candy corn segregated. I like to eat one at a time, color by color (ok so I'm a bit weird, whatever).

  11. #
    Bev Weidner — September 19, 2011 @ 11:08 am

    I'm not a candy corn girl, but these cookies have me teary.

  12. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 19, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

    My favorite candy bars are Milky Ways and SNICKERS! So you know I love these cookies! lol And yes, I also love candy corn and I eat it one color at a time, usually starting from the white tip.

  13. #
    Emily — September 19, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

    This makes me want a Milkyway Midnight cookie!

  14. #
    dinnerordessert — September 19, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    My favorite candy bar is snickers too! I tried making snickers cookies a few weeks ago and they were so ugly. The snickers nougat melted and created huge craters in the cookies, it was a mess. But they tasted delicious, of course!

  15. #
    Michelle — September 19, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

    Is it wrong that all I keep thinking about is how amazing the dough would be?

  16. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — September 19, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

    OH. MMM. GEE. I die. Can I have like 5 of them? 🙂

  17. #
    Lizzy — September 19, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    Mmmmm….I love Heath Bars of Almond Joy/Mounds. But I certainly wouldn't turn one of these cookies down…especially with the homemade caramel sauce! FABULOUS!!!

  18. #
    Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — September 19, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    I love Snickers too, it's always been my favorite candy bar. I know I'd love these cookies!

  19. #
    Paper Plates and China Recipe Blog — September 19, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    Milky Way is my favorite candy bar and I like to eat candy corn by breaking off each color and eating it. I'm weird I know :). These cookies look and sound amazing!

  20. #
    Julia — September 19, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    Ahhh I definitely want to put these in my face. They look delicious!

    Mars bars (Milky way in the US?) are my favourite chocolate bar. I could eat them all day, every day. My clothes wouldn't fit anymore though :-/

  21. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — September 19, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    I grew up in Japan but we surely had snickers and it was one of my favorite candy bars that my mom only let me try once in a while. I had a whole fantasy about this as a result. Your cookies are so tempting and look so good!!!!

  22. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — September 19, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

    With a house full of boys I am constant need of cookies, I will be adding this to the list, yum!

  23. #
    Samantha @ Ferraro Kitchen — September 19, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

    Ahh…I actually cant eat chocolate (horrible, huh?)…but I LOVE the caramel part! And yes..I do like candy corn…I'm born on Halloween so I kinda have to love it! haha

  24. #
    Kalie — September 19, 2011 @ 6:47 pm

    oh yummy! I wanna make these

    • Cassie Laemmli replied: — September 21st, 2011 @ 8:54 am

      I don’t think I did. Will you try again? Thanks!

  25. #
    blackbookkitchendiaries — September 19, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    oh wow, send some over pleaseee:) thank you for sharing this!

  26. #
    Kathleen — September 19, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    These look crazy delicious!

  27. #
    Alida — September 19, 2011 @ 8:50 pm

    I love the gooey caramel and peanut chunks in your cookies. They look SO good! My favorite candy bar is nutrageous, but snickers is a close second.

  28. #
    Liz @ Southern Charm — September 19, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

    These cookies look yummy, soft, rich and just plain amazing!!

    Oh, and my favorite way to eat candy corn? By the handful!

  29. #
    Ann — September 19, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

    Oh, this is crazy good! I love Reeses peanut butter cups, but if it's a candy bar..I agree…Snickers by a mile! What an amazing job you did on this one!

  30. #
    Dulce Dough — September 19, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

    Reese's Cups are my favorite, but Snickers come in as a close second. These cookies look and sound amazing! I was hoping you would post a recipe after you teased us with the cookie picture on your caramel post!

  31. #
    Parsley Sage — September 20, 2011 @ 5:36 am

    Lovely cookies! Snickers flavor is pretty awesome, got all the things I love so you’re a genius to put them in a yummy cookie 🙂 My favorite candy bar is a Cadbury Creme Egg. That counts, right? Buzzed!

  32. #
    Alyssa — September 20, 2011 @ 5:36 am

    These cookies wouldn’t last long in my house. They look so good! I like snickers, but my personal favs are twix, kit kats, and almond joy, in no particular order 🙂

  33. #
    Becka Woolf — September 20, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    Snickers is my FAVE!! This looks totally delicious..

  34. #
    Ericka Andersen — September 20, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

    Cassie, these look great — and what a good idea! It is interesting to think about what your favorite candy bar is and then do something bakey-ish with it! My favorite candy bar is dark chocolate Reese Cup, followed by peanut butter Twix and dark chocolate Kit Kat. Not the conventional choices perhaps but my brain is spinning now on how to use them in a recipe!

  35. #
    Lauren C Lilling — September 20, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    Um, can you please send a dozen of these this way?!

  36. #
    meghan mcGarry — September 20, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

    Snickers cookies with homemade caramel sound sinful! I definitely couldn’t say no to these!!

  37. #
    Christina Soong-Kroeger — September 25, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

    These look amazing! I love Snickers bars so these will be right up my street. Great pics, too.

  38. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — September 9, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    Yummo Cassie! Love the caramel sauce on the cookies, just in case they weren’t yummy enough on there own!


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