I haven’t tried many peanut butter cookie recipes and recently had a craving to find a good one. I found one I liked, but I think these cookies will forever be remembered as the cookies that almost killed the puppy.
We have this puppy that lives with us part-time. Part-time because it’s actually my brother’s girlfriend’s dog. So the puppy is here a lot whenever she is over or when she is at work. Normally, the puppy stays in my brother’s room or comes to my room if I’m home. It rarely is left to wander unsupervised around the house.
After I finished photographing this plate, I set the cookies on the coffee table for everyone to enjoy. At some point, my brother and his girlfriend left the house to run some errands and the puppy ended up downstairs. I was upstairs in my room and had no idea it was wandering around downstairs by himself. Luckily for us and the puppy, FH decided to go grab a cookie and went downstairs to find the puppy eating them.
There was a lot of yelling. I ran downstairs to see what had happened. Obviously, I was freaked since there were chocolate chips and a mini Snickers bar in the cookie and from my count, he had eaten at least one whole cookie. And he’s such a skinny, scrawny thing. After some monitoring for a few hours, he seemed okay. He didn’t even get sick. He just went right on jumping and playing (This puppy just won’t sit still. He never even likes to cuddle.)
So now no more baked goods on the coffee table even if the puppy isn’t around. I recently spent an afternoon trying to take a picture of him but only got about one good shot. I am so thankful that FH decided to go get a cookie when he did or else who knows how many cookies the puppy would have eaten!
Anyway, on to the cookies. The cookies are surprisingly soft. I don’t think I’ve ever had a soft peanut butter cookie before, but I quite enjoyed it. They did crumble easily, which was the only downside. The original recipe calls for pieces of snickers to be mixed into the dough along with chocolate chips. But I just couldn’t resist. I had some mini snickers and they just were asking to be stuffed into the cookies.
I know I’ve done the stuffed cookies before, but I didn’t really love the last version I made. I like this one much better. I used a recipe I found on Two Peas and Their Pod. I followed the recipe exactly except for the fact that I stuffed the cookies with Snickers rather than cutting them up and spreading them throughout the dough.
I really love the shape of these cookies. A little lumpy, crackly. They are just how homemade cookies should look.
Peanut Butter Cookies Stuffed with Snickers
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Snickers Peanut Butter Squared candy bars
- 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and the peanut butter together until fluffy. Add the sugars and beat until smooth. Add the egg and mix until well combined. Add the milk and the vanilla extract and mix to combine. Add the flour mixture and beat until combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
- Scoop a tablespoon of dough and place a candy bar in the middle. Form the dough around the candy and place it on the prepared baking sheets. Gently flatten each cookie ball with the palm of your hand. Bake for 10-11 minutes, or until cookies are slightly brown on the edges.
- Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for about 5 minutes, then remove to a rack to cool completely.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.