So last night my husband and I were really having a sweet tooth craving and were trying to decide what we wanted. I decided to browse my pinterest food board to see if I had anything good saved on there. I came across these chocolate chip snicker cookies I have been dying to try for a while. They are chocolate chip cookies with a mini snickers wrapped in the middle! What’s not to love! These cookies were relatively easy to make, but did have an unusual step in it I wasn’t expecting. You actually brown the butter in a pan over the stove instead of just using softened butter. Interesting! It gave the cookies a really flavorful toffee taste. And just a warning… the toffee taste made the cookie dough IRRESISTIBLE.
Adapted from bakersroyale.com | Makes 24 large cookies
2 ¼ Cups flour
½ Teaspoon baking soda
16 Tablespoons butter
¾ Cup brown sugar
½ Cup granulated sugar
¾ Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoons Vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 Cup chocolate chips
I bag of mini or fun size snickers
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
- Whisk together flour and baking soda in separate bowl
- Put 10 of the 16 TB of butter in a skillet pan and heat over medium until completely melted. Then continue to brown the butter until it is a dark golden brown color. Make sure to stir continually or swirl the pan so the butter doesn’t burn. This only takes a couple minutes. Put the butter in a large bowl and stir in the remaining 6 TB of butter until it is completely melted.
- Add the sugars, salt, and vanilla. Then come the eggs. Add the eggs and whisk for 30 seconds. Then let it sit for 3 minutes. Repeat this 30 second whisk-3 minute rest two more times. The dough should now be thick and smooth.
- Add the flour. Mix very briefly… this is the key to good cookies! The more you mix the more cake-like your cookies are… the less mixing you can get away with, the more chewy your cookies will be. I love my cookies chewy so I mix until the flour is just barely combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips
- Scoop cookies leaving at least 2 inches between cookies… I used an ice cream scooper to scoop. Place the snickers slice on top of each cookie and fold the edges over to completely hide the snickers. Dice up the remaining cookie and press them into the top of the cookies.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. The cookies should still be puffy and the center will have just begun to set. Cool on a wire rack.
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!