Tuesday, December 23, 2008

WC Recipe Exchange: Santa Surprise Cookies

These cookies are intense - basically mini-Snickers baked inside a peanut butter cookie. It's kind of like a deep-fried Oreo; you wonder whoever thought up such a thing, and it might strike you as somewhat disgusting and over-the-top and yet SO GOOD. I was a little worried about the logistics, so I detailed the wrapping of the dough around the Snickers photographically.

I've also added to the recipe to make it a little more clear. The original recipe says to bake them at 300-degrees, but that would've taken hours, so I baked them at 350-degrees, and they turned out perfectly. The dough gets really sticky if it gets warm, so just stick it back in the fridge for a few minutes if it starts to warm up.

Santa Surprise Cookies
source: WC Recipe Exchange


2 sticks butter, softened

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup light brown sugar

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp salt

1 pkg (13 oz) snickers minatures


Combine butter, peanut butter and sugar using mixer on medium until light and fluffy.

Slowly add eggs and vanilla until totally combined. Then mix flour, salt and baking soda.

Cover and chill 2-3 hours

Unwrap snickers – and sneak one for a taste test. (Or not, because I used every single last Snickers!)

Take chilled dough and divide into 1 tbsp. pieces and flatten.

Place snickers in center of flattened dough and form dough into ball around the snickers.

Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. (May take up to 15 min.)

Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then remove to rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

You can also sprinkle with powdered sugar and/or drizzle with chocolate for an added treat.


Anonymous said...

Peanut butter dough stuffed with snickers? Sounds delicious!

Joelen said...

What a *fabulous* cookie idea! Love it!!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you like them! I usually grab a ball of dough, flatten it in my palm and then put the snickers in and just fold the dough over .... SOOO good! ;)