Thursday, July 14, 2011

Candy Bar Cookies


I wanted to make cookies to thank our awesome neighbors for taking care of our cats every time we leave town. It's a blessing to know we're leaving our animals in such good hands. As I started brainstorming cookie ideas, I spotted the Snickers Bar staring at me from the refrigerator door. Hmm. Snickers in cookies would be good, right? But how do I keep the peanut-y, caramel-ness going throughout the cookie with just one candy bar. Then I remembered the bag of Rolos I had AND the jar of salted peanuts. Perfect!

Combining all the wonderful ingredients of so many candy bars--chocolate, nuts, and caramel--I created the Candy Bar Cookie. They're just as amazing as they sound. :)

Candy Bar Cookies
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Makes 3 dozen cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup chopped Snickers bar (1 large bar)
1/2 cup chopped Rolos (10 Rolos)
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and sugar. Mix in vanilla and eggs until combined. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix on low speed until just incorporated. Stir in nuts, Snickers, Rolos, and chocolate chips. 

Drop by tablespoonful onto a large cookie sheet (preferably lined with a silicone baking mat to keep caramel from sticking.) Bake 9-11 minutes or until edges and tops of cookies are just golden. Let rest on the cookie sheet 2 or 3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. 

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