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Peanut Butter Snickeroos
March 23rd, 2011
Peanut Butter Snickeroos
Yield: approximately 12 cookies
1 bag of Snickers Peanut Butter "Fun Size", Frozen
1 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 sticks of butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 c. old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 c semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips, melted
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1. Freeze Snickers Peanut Butter Fun Size for at least 2 hours before preparations begin. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray baking tray with cooking spray for baking, or butter and flour.
2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and soda, and salt.
3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the softened butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, scraping the sides often. Add the egg and vanilla and beat again until fully incorporated, again scraping the sides.
4. Add the flour mixture a little at a time, mixing on slow speed after each addition. When fully combined, begin to add the oats, mixing again. Stir the dough by hand once more, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure there aren't any pockets of flour or oats that aren't mixed in.
5. Remove Snickers from freezer and unwrap 12 pieces. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out a ball of dough and place it into the palm of your clean and dry hand. Flatten the dough a bit between your two palms, and then place the a frozen Snickers in the middle of the dough.
6. Using your hands, force the dough to mold around the candy piece until it is completely covered in the dough, with no holes or cracks. You should not be able to see the chocolate of the Snickers at all. Place the now square-shaped dough ball into one of the cups in your pan. Repeat until you have used all the dough.
7. I yielded 12 with a little left over dough that I turned into about 3 plain oatmeal cookies, but if you have more Snickers, feel free to make more than 12.
8. Bake until the cookies are a deep golden brown, between 14 and 17 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet halfway through the cooking time to get optimal browning. Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes, then move to a wire cooling rack. When entirely cool, decorate with chocolate icing.
1. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, 30 seconds at a time. Stop and stir after each 30 seconds until completely melted. Add the powdered sugar and stir until completely dissolved. This should thicken the chocolate considerably.
2. Spoon melted chocolate into a medium sized ziploc bag. Press out the air and seal tightly, twisting the bag so that all the chocolate moves into the corner of the bag. Alternatively, use a disposable piping bag. Cut a very tiny corner off the ziploc or piping bag, and then decorate the Snickerdoos to your desire, with stripes, cross hatching, zigzags, or dots.
Amber Bracegirdle spends her days as the managing editor for Food Fanatic and mama. She started Bluebonnets & Brownies as a way to connect to her Texas roots and pay homage to her grandmother, Nanny. She's traveled all over with her Brit husband, James, and now lives in NJ with him, baby Evan, and their two giant Maine Coons, Milo and Connor. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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