I made these peanut butter cookies a few years ago and loved them. Then I lost the
piece of scratch paper it was scribbled on recipe. Imagine my joy when I discovered that Erin at Sister's Cafe had posted it. I was so excited to make them again. We had leftover Christmas candy, so I knew it was the perfect opportunity.
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup soft butter
½ cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½ c. flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
30 mini sized Snickers candy bars (about one bag)
In large bowl, cream butter, sugars, and peanut butter. Add vanilla and egg. Combine dry ingredients and add to peanut butter mixture. Shape dough around each candy bar, making sure the candy is completely covered. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes, or till slightly golden. Cool a minute or so and remove from cookie sheets. Yummo!!
-The original recipe called for creamy peanut butter, but I used crunchy because it was open. I liked the nuts in it, I think you could use either.
-Make sure you cover the candy completely, or when it melts it will ooze out and make a mess on your cookie sheet.
-These look really pretty drizzled with melted chocolate chips. We just didn't have the patience and started eating them as soon as they were cool enough not to leave burn marks on our tongues.