Friday, September 7, 2012
Recipe Swap: Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies
Our recipe swap this time focused on desserts. I was assigned these peanut butter snickers cookies from Mrs. Reguieiro's Plate and I must say that I was pretty excited to make them. My mom used to make snickers cookies where 1 whole mini snicker was inside each cookie and they were fantastic. These were slightly different, but still similar in taste. As expected these cookies tasted great and made a nice after-dinner treat. The only problem I had was that they were pretty fragile to transfer to the wire rack, but it wasn't too big of a deal. I just got to eat some crumbs right away!
Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies
Source: Slightly adapted from Mrs. Regueiro's Plate -- Original source: Two Peas and Their Pod
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup creamy peanut butter
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups chopped Snickers bars
¾ cup mini chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Then add the sugar and light brown sugar and mix until light and fluffy. Add the egg, milk and vanilla extract and mix to combine.
4. Add the dry ingredients slowly into the wet ingredients. Mix to combine.
5. Stir in the chopped Snickers and chocolate chips.
6. Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, drop the cookies onto the prepared baking sheet. Press each down slightly with the back of a wooden spoon. Bake for 10-11 minutes until the edges start to turn golden brown.
7. Cook on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.