Snickers Chocolate Cookies

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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. :)

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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!

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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!

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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.

Snickers Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 18-20 cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter + 2 tbsp
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 cup chopped snickers (about 9 mini bars)
1/3 cup chocolate chunks
1/3 cup peanut butter chips
1/3 cup caramel pieces, chopped (about 8 caramels)

Instructions

1. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
2. Mix in peanut butter, egg and vanilla extract.
3. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda and cornstarch and mix until combined.
4. Stir in chopped Snickers, chocolate chunks, peanut butter chips and chopped caramels . Dough will be thick and sticky.
5. Chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
6. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
7. Make balls about 1 1/2 to 2 tbsp in size. Flatten out a bit and place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Because of the cornstarch in the recipe, the cookies will not spread much.
8. Bake for 8 minutes, or until the edges look firm but the center is still soft.
9. Cool for 1-2 minutes on cookie sheet, then finish cooling on a cooling rack.
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Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Just wow! How decadent and perfect for the cookie platter. Pinned to my Christmas Cookies board!!
    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig recently posted…Cheesy Brown Butter-Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes & a Cheese Filled Holiday MenuMy Profile

  2. That is a lot of $ raised…that is just awesome. (=
    Now, looking at the texture on these beauties…I’m needing one at this moment. So not fair. Snickers and chocolate cookie…so perfect for each other.
    Gloria @ Simply Gloria recently posted…Red Velvet Crinkles CookiesMy Profile

  3. Yum! I’m sure these would be absolutely delicious straight out of the oven and still warm and gooey. Cornstarch is definitely the best soft cookie secret weapon ;).
    Rebecca @ Dorm Room Baker recently posted…Mint Oreo HaystacksMy Profile

  4. Ohhhh these look so chewy and delicious!!!!
    Maria recently posted…Linzer Heart CookiesMy Profile

  5. Hi Lindsay! Stopping by from Less Laundry More Linking, and had to come check out your amazing cookies! I’ve been craving chocolate and caramel lately (like a big fat snickers!), and these would be even better. Awesome!! Have pinned!
    Erin {Delightful E Made} recently posted…Cherry Almond Breakfast BreadMy Profile

  6. I’m pretty sure I would have gone crazy if I would have received these in the mail – they look amazing!!
    Deborah recently posted…Berry Stuffed Crescent Wrapped BrieMy Profile

  7. These look AMAZING! One of my best friends is obsessed with Snickers everything, definitely need to make these for her!
    Rachel @ Bakerita recently posted…Yellow Cake with Caramel ButtercreamMy Profile

  8. I love snicker bars, they look delicious!! You lucky thing getting all those cookies in one day, it must have been so much fun seeing what you’d been sent. I would have loved to of taking part but I’ve just moved house.
    Laura@baking in pyjamas recently posted…Baking News!My Profile

  9. Okay, so can I just say I love the peanut butter chips? I don’t love peanuts in cookies, although I *do* like them in Snickers, so I think using the chips will make them so much more amazing.:)
    Clare recently posted…Pretty Peppermint TreeMy Profile

  10. So happy you liked them! I wish I got to try yours! I guess I’ll just have to make them for myself :)
    Sara @ Confectionary Tales recently posted…Butter Cookies: Great Food Blogger Cookie SwapMy Profile

  11. G’day One word? YUM!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Christmas Cookie Exchange
    @mickeydownunder
    Joanne T Ferguson recently posted…#Campbelltown Moonlight Markets Merriment, Magic and Music Part 1My Profile

  12. These look absolutely gorgeous. I love that you went with a non-seasonal choice, because who doesn’t love chocolate? Snickers cookies? Hells yeah!
    Sarah | The Sugar Hit recently posted…White Chocolate Peppermint Ice CreamMy Profile

  13. These were so good!! Thank you so much for my cookies!! :)
    JulieD recently posted…Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Sea SaltMy Profile

    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      Yay! Thank you Julie, I’m so glad you liked them! :) I had a lot of fun with the cookie swap, thank you for organizing it!

  14. What a great idea for a gift… such an impressive looking cookie. Thanks for bringing it to foodie friday.
    Diane Balch recently posted…Speculoos & The Art of Sabrage #Weekly Menu PlanMy Profile

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