Monday, November 8, 2010

Snickers Chunky cookies

So what do you do with all your halloween candy that's just sitting around? You mix it into cookie dough of course.

chocolate chip cookies with crunched up snickers bars. Moist, chewy, caramel goodness with a hint of peanut and a nice follow up of smooth chocolate.

snicker chunks:

      1 cup butter (2 sticks)
      1 cup packed brown sugar
   1/2 cup granulated sugar
   1/2 tsp. baking soda
      2 eggs
      1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
      1 cup sliced or crushed snickers bars
      1 cup milk chocolate chips.

(if you want your cookies to be a bit more soft and chewy, half the butter amount and replace the 1/2 with vegetable shortening.)

1) preheat oven to 375 degrees. mix the butter with an electric mixer on medium for 30 seconds. add the brown sugar, sugar, and baking soda. Beat mixture until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer, and then using a wooden spoon, mix the remaining flour by hand. Stir in snickers pieces and chocolate chips until combined. Drop the dough in rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

2) bake in 375 degree oven for 7-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. once out of the oven, let cool on the sheet for another couple minutes. it will help the caramel cool and harden so as to not fall out of the bottom of the cookie. transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool completely.

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