These Snickers Chocolate Cookies are full of chocolate, peanut butter and caramel! They are so soft and chewy and oh so tasty – especially warm!
I made these cookies as part of the Food Blogger Cookie Swap. I’m so happy to be participating this year! I didn’t know about it last year, so when I found out about it this year I couldn’t wait!
It’s hosted by two great bloggers – Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil and Julie from the The Little Kitchen. The brand partners this year were OXO, Gold Medal Flour, Dixie Crystal Sugar and Grandma’s Molasses.
Here’s how it works: after signing up, I got matched with three other bloggers. I made a dozen cookies for each of them and sent them off! I also received cookies from three other bloggers. Who you were getting cookies from was a secret until you actually got them – fun!
The best part is that the funds raised go to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. This year the total raised was $13,778.40. How cool is that?!
I had such a tough time trying to decide what cookie to make and send out. One of my matches was Julie from The Little Kitchen (one of the hosts of the cookie swap), so I wanted them to be extra tasty!
I decided I wanted wanted to do something a little different and not go with a Christmas flavor. I love Snickers bars and this chocolate cookie base is one of my faves. It’s chewy and soft and I knew it would hold up well for shipping.
So the Snickers Chocolate Cookie was born!
For the add ins, I used chopped Snickers bars, chocolate chunks, peanut butter chips and chopped caramels – all the main components of the Snickers bar! And to make them even more peanut buttery, there’s peanut butter mixed right into the cookie dough!
I decided to use chopped caramels instead of caramel bits because I like the way the original caramels melt, but if you prefer the chips you can use those as well.
I also used cornstarch (a great cookie secret ingredient) in these to help them stay thick and chewy for their recipients. Just like cornstarch is used as a thickener in cooking, it also thickens cookies. Notice how thick and puffy these cookies are as opposed to thin? You can thank the cornstarch. The thickness results in a cookie that stays chewy and soft for longer.
I’m seriously in love with these cookies. I definitely made extras for the hubs and I. Cookies are the hubs’ favorite baked good. We liked these warm and melty.
Once I’d baked, packaged and mailed the cookies off, it was so fun to see my matches get them! Julie (The Little Kitchen) posted this fun picture on instagram, Christine (Mixing Bowl Gal) posted this picture, and Mackenzie (Susie Freaking Homemaker) sent me a sweet tweet! Success! I’m so glad they all liked their cookies.
I received my cookies all on the same day! It was so fun to get three packages of cookies at once – the hubs and I were in cookie heaven!
I posted a picture of them on instagram. (Be sure to follow me there for some fun personal and behind the scenes stuff!)
Here’s a rundown of the cookies I received:
Butter Cookies from Sara at Confectionary Tales of a Bakeaholic
Coconut Pecan Cookies from Mollie at Mollie’s Sprinkles of Life
Eggnog Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies from Melissa at Fried Ice and Donut Holes
Be sure to check them out!
It was so fun to participate! I got to make a great new cookie and eat new cookies. Does it get any better?
Did you miss the cookie swap this year but want to get notifications for next year? Sign up here.
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