I grew up thinking that a snickerdoodle involved an actual Snickers, and a white cookie with cinnamon sugar was called something else. I have been educated, but the name still sticks. These are large peanut butter cookies with your favorite fun size candy bar stuffed in the middle.

Jamie

Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
52 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.

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  • Beat together the butter, peanut butter, 2 cups white sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl, stirring until well mixed and creamy. Mix in the vanilla extract and eggs.

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix the flour mixture, one cup at a time, into the butter mixture, and stir until you have a smooth dough.

  • Scoop up 1/4 cup of dough per cookie, and form it into a ball around a fun size candy bar. Set the balls onto a baking sheet at least 6 inches apart, and flatten each ball with a fork in a cross-hatch pattern, making sure the cookie dough is still fully covering the candy bar. Sprinkle each cookie with about 1/2 teaspoon white sugar.

  • Bake the cookies in the preheated oven until the cookies are slightly browned around the edges, 12 to 14 minutes.

Cook's Note

If you are using more than one type of candy, it's helpful if you impale the candy with a popsicle stick and write the kind of candy on the side that sticks out. If you don't want to go to all of the effort, these make great normal-sized cookies. Form in 1 inch balls, flatten, and bake 7 to 8 minutes at 375 degrees F/190 degrees C.

Nutrition Facts

633 calories; protein 11.3g; carbohydrates 79g; fat 32g; cholesterol 74.2mg; sodium 515.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2009
Just a note to anyone making these cookies-- they're delicious but if you use the entire recipe you will probably end up with 50 cookies not 24! I cut the recipe in half because I was only planning on making a dozen or so with my family and ended up with 30 large cookies! Just a note of warning...the recipe is delicious though and definitely one of my favorites to use. I'd definitely recommend it to others. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/02/2009
the dough tastes great raw but the cookie was a little disappointing. i halved the recipe and used mini snickers but i needed more than one bag of candy to use up the dough. i found it best to just roll the dough around the candy just so it was covered. too much dough meant most of the cookie was plain and snicker-less. i didnt make a crosshatch patter on the top either: it was too hard to make it look pretty with the hard snicker inside. the peanut butter cookie dough lacked peanut butter flavor and would be a pretty bland cookie alone. definitely needs some adjustments. i might try my favorite pb cookie recipe with the snickers inside next time but this recipe was not one i'll be making again. Read More
(4)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2009
Just a note to anyone making these cookies-- they're delicious but if you use the entire recipe you will probably end up with 50 cookies not 24! I cut the recipe in half because I was only planning on making a dozen or so with my family and ended up with 30 large cookies! Just a note of warning...the recipe is delicious though and definitely one of my favorites to use. I'd definitely recommend it to others. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2009
These taste great! My mom has made these for a couple years now she made her own recipe it's pretty cool. She's thinking of trying different candy bars next time too. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2009
I just did chocolate chips... no snickers it is a nice cookie something different. I did cut ingredents in 1/2 and made over 4 doz. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/02/2009
the dough tastes great raw but the cookie was a little disappointing. i halved the recipe and used mini snickers but i needed more than one bag of candy to use up the dough. i found it best to just roll the dough around the candy just so it was covered. too much dough meant most of the cookie was plain and snicker-less. i didnt make a crosshatch patter on the top either: it was too hard to make it look pretty with the hard snicker inside. the peanut butter cookie dough lacked peanut butter flavor and would be a pretty bland cookie alone. definitely needs some adjustments. i might try my favorite pb cookie recipe with the snickers inside next time but this recipe was not one i'll be making again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
these were phenominal! we made ours with milky way minis and also made a few with caramels that have frosting in the middle (called cow tails or bullseye caramels around here) for someone who can't eat choclate..... they were super! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
Everyone that i have gave these to loved them and has asked for the recipe. only difference is i used the mini ones and made smaller cookies Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2009
OK this recipe really does make A LOT! I cut it in half and we still had more than enough. It's a good cookie not the most fantastic but darn nice! The peanut butter flavor is not strong but that's OK. I don't think I used a full 1/4 cup of dough for each cookie. I just used enough to cover up the candy bar and called that good. Make sure you use the sugar on top as it really makes the cookie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2012
These are delicious! I cooked them without the candy but they were still very yummy! I have a gas stove so I baked mine at 350 degrees and ten minutes only and they were perfect! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2018
Was a huge hit with the family! Great way to use up the leftover Halloween candy. Read More
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