Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies — Soft, moist, and tender in the interior with perfectly chewy edges! Calling all Snickers candy bar fans, these are for you! Save this recipe when you have extra candy on hand from Halloween or the holidays! 

Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies — Soft, moist, and tender in the interior with perfectly chewy edges! Calling all Snickers candy bar fans, these are for you! Save this recipe when you have extra candy on hand from Halloween or the holidays! 

Easiest Snickers Cookie Recipe

I had a big bag of Snickers Fun Size candy bars that were begging to be eaten.Or baked into soft, chewy, gooey chocolate chip cookies.

Let me start off by saying these are my favorite chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made. Snickers just sweeten the deal. Literally.

Snickers were a favorite childhood candy bar, and I could wolf down a Snickers bar after school in just minutes. Like their old slogan goes, “Packed with peanuts, Snickers really satisfies”, and they do.

Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies — Soft, moist, and tender in the interior with perfectly chewy edges! Calling all Snickers candy bar fans, these are for you! Save this recipe when you have extra candy on hand from Halloween or the holidays! 

The density, the peanuts, caramel, nougat, chewiness, and the layers of texture make them an easy favorite. Unlike some candy bars that just make you want to eat another candy bar, at least after a Snickers I’m satisfied.

The Snickers cookies use the same dough base I used in my M&M’s Cookies, adapted just slightly from Chocolate Chip and Chunk Cookies. I love this dough base because it produces consistently soft and chewy cookies, isn’t fussy, and people write with glowing reports when they try it.

I actually like this version better than the Chocolate Chip and Chunk version, which uses a combo of bread and all-purpose flour. I’ve determined that with this doing, using 100% all-purpose flour is my preference.

Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies — Soft, moist, and tender in the interior with perfectly chewy edges! Calling all Snickers candy bar fans, these are for you! Save this recipe when you have extra candy on hand from Halloween or the holidays! 

Cornstarch is the unique ingredient that keeps the cookies so soft and light, like Keebler Softbatch cookies, but they’re not cakey or dry in the least.

For anyone who’s jumped on the Pudding Cookie or Cake Mix Cookie crazes, those cookies turn out so soft because the first ingredient in pudding or cake mix tends to be ‘modified food starch’. Adding a couple teaspoons of corn starch to cookie dough lends similar results.

They are so, so soft, light, moist, and tender. The dough is buttery and the centers are ooey and gooey, while the edges are a bit firmer with chewiness.

Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies — Soft, moist, and tender in the interior with perfectly chewy edges! Calling all Snickers candy bar fans, these are for you! Save this recipe when you have extra candy on hand from Halloween or the holidays! 

The big hunks of Snickers and melted chocolate chips in every bite make these a perfect choice for those who want extra chocolate and texture in your traditional chocolate chip cookies, without heading into the category of the monster cookies I see on Pinterest, where half the kitchen pantry of add-ins are dumped in.

You can really appreciate the Snickers in these.

I started baking 4 cookies at a time with my leftover dough. Because if there were more on the tray, I would happily eat them until they were gone. I loved them that much.

Melty, oozing chocolate and candy bars are pretty hard to resist. Snickers really satisfies.

Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies — Soft, moist, and tender in the interior with perfectly chewy edges! Calling all Snickers candy bar fans, these are for you! Save this recipe when you have extra candy on hand from Halloween or the holidays! 

What’s in the Snickers Cookies? 

To make this easy Snickers cookie recipe, you’ll need: 

  • Unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Snickers
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies — Soft, moist, and tender in the interior with perfectly chewy edges! Calling all Snickers candy bar fans, these are for you! Save this recipe when you have extra candy on hand from Halloween or the holidays! 

How to Make Snickers Cookies

They’re very straightforward and easy to make. Cream the butter, egg, sugars, and vanilla very well, about 5 minutes.

Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined before folding in diced Snickers and chocolate chips. If you have another candy bar you prefer, by all means, use it.

Chill the dough for at least 2 horus prior to baking the cookies. 

Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies — Soft, moist, and tender in the interior with perfectly chewy edges! Calling all Snickers candy bar fans, these are for you! Save this recipe when you have extra candy on hand from Halloween or the holidays! 

Once the dough has had time to chill, bake them for 8 or 9 minutes, not more than 10. They may look grossly underdone and very glossy at 8 to 9 minutes, but I assure you they firm up dramatically as they cool.

Don’t wait to pull them from the oven until you think they’re done. That’s way too late, and you’ll end up with Hard and Crispy, not Soft and Chewy.

I sometimes even make the mistake myself of thinking they’re not done at 8 minutes and leave them in closer to 10, but always prefer the 8 minute cookies.

Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies — Soft, moist, and tender in the interior with perfectly chewy edges! Calling all Snickers candy bar fans, these are for you! Save this recipe when you have extra candy on hand from Halloween or the holidays! 

Can the Cookie Dough Be Made in Advance?

Yes! The dough can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days before baking. I like to bake a half dozen or so at a time, just when I know we’re going to want to eat fresh and warm in the next hour or two.

They stay soft for a week, but I doubt you’ll have a problem with them lingering.

Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies — Soft, moist, and tender in the interior with perfectly chewy edges! Calling all Snickers candy bar fans, these are for you! Save this recipe when you have extra candy on hand from Halloween or the holidays! 

Can I Use Another Candy Bar?

Yes! I’ve also used this dough base to use Twix Cookies, but feel free to use most any chocolate candy bar you’d like. 

Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies — Soft, moist, and tender in the interior with perfectly chewy edges! Calling all Snickers candy bar fans, these are for you! Save this recipe when you have extra candy on hand from Halloween or the holidays! 

Tips for Making Snickers Bar Cookies

I try to strategically place the chunks of Snickers on the top and sides of the cookies rather than the bottoms, both for cosmetic purposes and so exposed caramel and nougat isn’t baking directly on the baking sheet.

If you notice an exposed hunk towards the base, relocate it to the top or side. It’s not imperative, but just a little trick.

The dough must be chilled for at least 2 hours before baking or they cookies will be prone to spreading and will bake thin.

If you want nice, thick, soft, puffy centers, with chewy edges, chill your dough. If you want thin, wimpy, flat-as-pancake cookies, then don’t. Your choice.

 

Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies — Soft, moist, and tender in the interior with perfectly chewy edges! Calling all Snickers candy bar fans, these are for you! Save this recipe when you have extra candy on hand from Halloween or the holidays! 

Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies — Soft, moist, and tender in the interior with perfectly chewy edges! Calling all Snickers candy bar fans, these are for you! Save this recipe when you have extra candy on hand from Halloween or the holidays! 

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Yield: 26

Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies

Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies — Soft, moist, and tender in the interior with perfectly chewy edges! Calling all Snickers candy bar fans, these are for you! Save this recipe when you have extra candy on hand from Halloween or the holidays!

Soft, moist, and tender in the interior with perfectly chewy edges! Calling all Snickers candy bar fans, these are for you! Save this recipe when you have extra candy on hand from Halloween or the holidays! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt, optional and to taste
  • 1 heaping cup Snickers, diced small and loosely piled in measuring cup (or another variety of candy including M&Ms, Milky Way, Peanut Butter Cups, Rolo, etc.)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, sugars, egg, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until well-creamed, light and fluffy, about 5 minutes (or use a hand mixer and beat for at least 7 minutes).
  2. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, optional salt, and mix until just combined, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the Snickers, chocolate chips, and beat momentarily to incorporate, or fold in by hand.
  4. Using a medium 2-inch cookie scoop, form heaping mounds (I made 26). Place mounds on a large plate, flatten mounds slightly with your palm, cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or up to 5 days, before baking. Do not bake with warm dough because cookies will spread and bake thinner and flatter.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat Non-Stick Baking Mat, parchment, or spray with cooking spray. and place mounds on baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart (I bake 8 cookies per sheet).
  6. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes, or until edges have set and tops are just beginning to set, even if slightly undercooked, pale and glossy in the center. Do not bake longer than 10 minutes as cookies will firm up as they cool (The cookies shown in the photos were baked with dough that had been chilled overnight, allowed to come to room temp for 15 minutes, and were baked for 8 minutes, with trays rotated at the 4-minute mark. They have chewy edges with soft, pillowy centers).
  7. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing and transferring to a rack to finish cooling.

Notes

Storage: Store cookies airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored airtight in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

26

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

More Snickers Desserts: 

Chocolate Chip Snickers Cookie Bars — Soft, chewy, EASY no-mixer bars made in one bowl with chunks of Snickers and chocolate in every bite!! A guaranteed family FAVORITE!!

No-Bake Deep Dish Peanut Butter Snickers Pie — This rich, decadent Snickers pie has so many textures and flavors going on, there’s bound to be something for everyone!

No-Bake Deep-Dish Peanut Butter Snickers Pie with Salted Caramel

Snickers Dip — The dip is made with tangy cream cheese, chopped Snickers, peanuts, and there’s melted milk chocolate and salted caramel swirled throughout.

Chocolate Candy Bar Cake — An easy frozen dessert with graham crackers, chocolate pudding, whipped topping, chocolate chips, PEANUT BUTTER CUPS and SNICKERS!! Perfect for when you don’t want to turn on your oven!!

Loaded Candy Bar Brownies — These dense, fudgy brownies are loaded with candy bar pieces, making them supremely decadent. They’re as fast and easy as a boxed mix, and everything is whisked together in one bowl.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bars— These peanut butter candy bars are no-bake, easy, loaded with bold peanut butter flavor, and plenty of chocolate. They’re super soft, very dense, and chewy!

Originally posted May 6, 2013 and republished with updated text October 8, 2021.

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  1. I made these exact to the recipe but the dough seems quite dry and when I tried to scoop them to flatten, it just fell apart so I had to pick them all up and mold them, I haven’t baked any yet. Why is my dough so dry and crumbly?

    1. You probably overmeasured the flour. That is the very likely culprit. You need to use a light hand when measuring flour.

  2. I wish you would make a “jump to recipe bar” for those of us who just like to read recipes to see if we want to make them. Thank you. I would appreciate it.

  3.  I would lure to make these Snickers cookies. Could you give me the cup measurements in grams please? I’m in the UK and we use grams.  Thank you. 

  4. I’m not sure what I did wrong. Mine turned out pancake flat (even thinner than pancakes). a few things that might have been the culprit:

    1. I was trying to soften my butter, and almost melted it before beating together the wet ingredients. 

    2. I refrigerated the dough all together instead of individual balls. 

    3. I ran out of light brown sugar, so I used a little bit of regular brown sugar to even it out. 

    Any of these sound like the culprit? 

    1. #1 for sure will mess things up and this is likely the source of the flatness
      #2 is more of an annoyance for you because it involves chiseling rock hard dough out of a bowl and if it’s truly chilled enough, it is nearly impossible to actually scoop….so your dough may not actually have been cold enough going into the oven
      #3 as in dark brown sugar vs. light brown? Likely not significant enough to really cause an issue although the darker the sugar, the more molasses (liquid) it has in it which upon heating will liquify more but likely not a big culprit here

      Also read this post for all my various tips and tricks for perfect cookies, the type of flour, Silpat, etc. https://www.averiecooks.com/the-best-soft-and-chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies/

  5. These are the best cookies I have ever made! I put them in exactly for 8 minutes and they are the perfect cookie! totally cooked but sooo soft and chewy! I have tried tons of cookie recipes but this one is by FAR the best and so easy 

    Rating: 5
  6. I was wondering… Do you scoop the dough into cookies and then refrigerate, or chill the large ball of dough??

  7. Hi Averie, I made your recipe for Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip cookies last week, and they were incredibly good! My family LOVED them. To me they are the perfect cookie. I wouldn’t change a single thing! Simply amazing! Thank you for this recipe. :o)

    Rating: 5
  8. These are amazing!! They come out perfect and chewy!!! I can’t wait to try it with other candies.

    Rating: 5
    1. You really cannot sub for it. You can omit it and your cookies won’t be as soft but there is really nothing to use in its place – I recommend picking it up for best results. It’s very inexpensive.

  9. I just made these cookies for the very first time over the weekend. I have an abundance of Snickers small bite candies and I’m trying to incorporate them into different desserts. So I brought the the cookies to a garden party to try them out and get some feedback and, wow, they were a HUGE hit!! Completely delicious. I only chilled the dough for 45 minutes (that’s all the time I had) and didn’t bring it back to room temp before popping them in the oven, but otherwise followed the instructions religiously. These are going to be a staple in my kitchen from now on. Thank you so much, Averie!!!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and glad it came out great for you! Glad they were a HUGE hit!

  10. I made these cookies the other day and they were a HUGE hit! So delicious. I loved the amount of chocolate and Snickers. I wonder if I added a little more sugar if they’d be sweeter? I thought maybe I’d like them to be a tiny bit sweeter.. Thoughts? I am happy to have found this recipe and your site so I can read your blog! Beautiful pictures of the cookies by the way! :)

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it turned out great for you!

      Adding sugar will make the dough sweeter but it can also thin the dough out while baking (sugar melts under heat). I wouldn’t tinker with the sugar but milk chocolate chips are sweeter than semi-sweet and/or you can try adding a few more Snickers pieces for an extra sugar rush.

  11. These look amazing. I love snickers it’s my favorite. Could I use snickers baking bits though instead of candy bars? I can’t wait to eat them!! I agree to that there can never be too much chocolate!!

    1. I’ve actually never tried the Snickers baking bits! I haven’t worked with them so not sure their texture but use your best judgment since you know more about this product than I do!

  12. I made these today and they were awesome! One weird thing happened though; I made all the dough and chilled it all the same amount of time. One sheet came out of the oven picture perfect, just like your photos. I had about 5 extra cookies to make separately and they puffed up like pillows. Very cakey inside unlike the first round. I did everything the same…any idea what could have happened to the final 5?

    1. I’ve had this happen more times than I could tell you. I attribute it to the oven being hotter after already running and making one batch, and then the second batch comes out puffier/cakier. Something about a hotter oven I’m thinking but that is just my guess. I’ve also baked cookies where the second round of 8 comes out better than the first round of 8. One of those baking mysteries that I cannot explain!

  13. My daughter and I made these today with a bunch of mini Snickers that my kids got for Halloween. Delicious! I did have to cook them for closer to 11 minutes to even get them to firm up enough to eat like a cookie (although the first super-gooey blob that I ate when I realized the cookies weren’t firming up while cooling was yummy too!), but after the extra minutes they were perfect! Thank you!

  14. I have been tempting my workmates with photos of your snickers chocolate chip cookies for weeks and will be making them in a couple of days! Love all the tips, I’m sure they do make a huge difference! Thanks for the great blog… (p.s. you’re right about vegetarian but some Indian vegetarians don’t eat egg because it represents a potential life, I guess)(even though not fertilized so I don’t fully get it!).

  15. I chose this cookie beacause it had a nice look to it, also I’m a ig fan of chocolate and new things to try.when I made this cookie it tasted amazing and the appearance was wonderful, but there was one thing that got me was the chocolate. Surprisingly the chocolate was way to much for me. So I rather other users to use less chocolate chips and smaller peices of snickers.e

    1. There’s almost no such thing as too much chocolate for me but scale it to what you think tastes best. Glad you think it tasted amazing!

  16. Hi Averis,

    Just wondering if I could omit the egg in this recipe? Would the dough turn out drastically different?

    I have been looking for a vegetarian version of a sneaker cookie, and would really appreciate your insights to this.

    Thanks Averie. Lovely and mouth-watering pictures you have here.

    Regards,

    Theresa

    1. If you mean egg-free, you mean vegan rather than vegetarian, right? Because in my book eggs are okay for most vegetarians, however, there are a select vegetarians who don’t eat eggs…but that’s beside the point.

      To the question, yes omitting the egg will dramatically impact the dough and final results of the cookies. If you’re looking for egg-free, i.e. vegan chocolate chip cookies, you may want to google that one. I do have this cookie from years ago which fits that bill though.
      https://www.averiecooks.com/healthy-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-miracle-cookies/

  17. Great site with ONE exception. It needs to be linked up with Ziplist Recipe Clipper. My group of friends and myself do not use recipes which we have to print out. We need our recipes to be not only digital, but mobile. I would be much more likely to recommend your site if it had that element.

  18. The Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peanut Butter Cups and Peanut Butter M&M’s look amazing. Gonna try baking a batch this weekend.

  19. I’m making these for a Halloween potluck this week! One question – does the caramel in the Snickers harden after the cookies cool? I’ve had that issue when baking with caramel before.

    1. When you say harden, you mean rock hard, like chip a tooth hard? No, that does not happen. It firms up so that the candy bars aren’t a hot mess, running and leaking everywhere, but they don’t set up overly hard.

  20. I stopped by here the last time when I tried your oatmeal scotchies. Had a bit of an issue with the doneness that time, but finally invested in an oven thermometer and figured out my oven temp was off.

    So I tried this yesterday and IT’S.SO.GOOD. I wanted to stop by here to thank you for the recipe and the detailed instructions. Followed it to the letter and I’m delighted with how it turned out. And though I’m a rabid chocolate monster, the thing that makes a cookie for me is the dough–this one is perfection, just the way I like it, softchewybutteryvanillatodieforness.

    1. I agree this dough is: softchewybutteryvanillatodieforness.
      YES!

      I’ve made these cookies with Twix Bars, M&Ms, and Snickers. My fave is with Snickers. So glad you loved them and that you figured out it was your oven temp and that’s all better now!

  21. Love your recipes but ingredients like Graham Crackers are not readily available in our supermarkets, can you suggest an alternative that would work as well?

    1. Any sort of slightly sweetened, crunchy and dry, tea biscuit or sweeter cracker I’m sure would work. You may have to experiment based on what’s available to you and make some slight tweaks if necessary but just find some sweet crackers, chop them up, and go for it.

  22. Brian already calls my chocolate chippers “crack cookies”…I can only image what he would think if I threw snickers into the mix!!!

    1. You know I make tons of cookies and desserts – but these cookies, compared to all the other recipes that I use this dough base for (M&Ms, Twix, etc.) – the Snickers version is my fave!

  23. Highly recommend these also. A+++++ all around. Made them for Boy Scouts camping trip and the kids and I are taste testing them right now. :) These really are the best ever. We had mini m&m’s on hand so used those with mini chocolate chips. Perfect cookies. Follow the directions exactly as Averie wrote them.

    1. I love your comment to just follow the directions exactly as I wrote them :) You’d be amazed how many people don’t…haha! Seriously though, so happy you’re happy with them and feel they’re the best ever! And that they’re Boy Scout approved, too!

  24. Oh mah gah Averie! What are you doing to me?!
    Snickers are totally my favorite. Sign me up with the rest of America. Also M & M’s.
    If I put Snickers AND M & M’s into one cookie do you think it would be overkill?
    Nevermind. I’m doing it anyway.
    Love the old vs. new comparison! That Nestle’s recipe is tricky. I always wonder why it’s on the back of all the bags because I always feel like I need to stand on one foot and hold my mouth just right to get it to turn out perfectly.

    1. I only used that recipe two years ago because I was in a hurry and just used it…but yeah, that was actually the LAST TIME I ever used it, b/c you can see by those pics, the cookies are thin. I don’t like hope-and-a-prayer cookies. I like ones I know will turn out :)

  25. OMG, yes. If I want a candy bar, I’m going to eat a freaking candy bar. I like healthy food and I like junk food, but I hate all those junk-trying-to-pretend-to-be-health-food type snacks. They taste so gross. Those bars have the worst texture too. As always, you are a cookie genius. :)

  26. I just bought a bag of Peanut Butter Snickers and you have inspired me to bake with them! These cookies look delightful!

  27. Whoops…meant to mention that I agree 100% with the comments regarding so-called “healthy” protein bars vs. “real deal” choices for energy snack fare. Recent studies in France have shown that people who opt for the “healthier” fare…in their minds…actually are getting the same amount of calories, but with much less satisfaction with regards to taste or texture. Result? ..There is a feeling of deprivation engendered and …ultimately…they either unwittingly seek out the “real” satisfaction of a less politically correct sweet treat…or have two or more of the protein bars to quelch their desire for satisfaction! Interesting how the brain works!

    1. You really can’t trick the body – or you can for a minute, but it finds a way to compensate!

  28. OMG…Avery,,,,you never cease to completely blow me away with your expert tutorials and the photography, plating and lighting is simply perfection in this particular offering. This is THE most beautiful rendering of a cookie I have EVER witnessed…really.

    Particularly appreciating that you mention to FORM the cookies whilst chilling in the fridge…rather than simply scooping out chilled dough…I am certain this contributes to why your cookies come out so stunningly perfect (height/color/texture). My son ADORES Snickers…and plan to make these specifically for his return from university…but Butterfinger and Heath Bar FREAK that I am…I will probably be trying out a “riff” on this exact recipe with those add-ins as well!

    I just wanted you to know that your detailed specifics are soooo very appreciated, although I realize this must be very time-consuming for you. I simply love your blog, and look forward to each and every exquisite post. It is my very favorite baking blog…hands down.

    1. What an amazing, glowing, wonderful comment, Donna! Thank you! Yes, it does take time to type out the EXACT specific details but I would rather do that, than have tons of people write to me saying the recipe didn’t work, they hit a snag, what should they do if this happens; etc. I don’t have time for that! Nor do I want anyone to have a baking failure b/c that is so defeating and they’d likely never make a thing of mine again. So, all around, I’d rather be overly detailed than not detailed enough.

      FORM the cookies whilst chilling in the fridge…rather than simply scooping out chilled dough <-- It's easier to scoop the dough into mounds right after you fold in the flour, chips, etc. and THEN chill it; if you chill it first and then try to scoop out mounds, it's like hacking into an iceberg. I am so glad to know that my blog is your very favorite. That makes me feel special :) These would be so good with BFingers or Heath. Those are two other faves of mine!!

  29. Averie,
    if someone was going to put a snickers into a cookie, I’m glad it was YOU! Brilliant!! love this. Snickers and Reeses peanut butter cups were my favorites growing up and my faves now too. . I really should not be reading your blog this late at night. . now I want cookies!!!! can’t wait for your peanut butter cookbook!!

    1. Glad you’re excited for my book…me too! I haven’t even see it yet! Another 3 weeks or so!

  30. Oh Averie! These look spectacular! I love chocolate chip cookies, they are my absolute favorite. I didn’t know that about the cornstarch, I’ll try that next time I don’t have pudding mix on hand!

  31. Snickers are a huge weakness for me! I fear I would eat an entire batch in one sitting!

  32. I could just TELL these were yours…..how did I miss this one (following you via RSS)???

    I have made your soft chocolate chip cookies, half of your recipe – it’s just me and the hubs – he wants a full batch next time ;o)
    Saw this on Nikki’s link-up!

    1. I just posted them today…hopefully your feed is coming thru! If there’s a snag, LMK!

      And I literally just posted them to Nikki’s site 30 secs ago! That was fast :) Love it! And that you could also tell they were mine..very cool!

      Make a full batch, it’s 2 dozen SMALL cookies..keep the extra dough in the fridge and bake 8 a day for a few days. You’re going to be in heaven!

  33. Snickers were my favorite growing up too! Then I hadn’t had one in years and randomly decided to try one about a year ago. I was slightly disappointed that it was way too sweet. Apparently my taste buds have adjusted. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad in small portions in a cookie like this!!

    1. They are sweet but they’re a candy bar, so to be expected I suppose :) And in these cookies, they weren’t too sweet at all!

  34. Nothing in the world is better than a fresh chocolate chip cookie hot out of the oven. Nothing. But adding snickers that sounds fabulous. I grow through phases with snickers sometimes they are my favorite then I can’t stand them for months at a time. Maybe it’s because I stuff myself with them. Oops.

    And I would totally bake them in batches of 4 because I seriously feel so embarrassed when I bake a batch of 12 and my sister walks in to see only 4 left on the tray. Sorry I just ate 8 cookies in like 5 minutes. #noselfcontrol

  35. Oh man Averie! I just got the worse Snickers craving looking at these cookies! A couple of these and a big glass of milk and I would be in H-E-A-V-E-N!

  36. Now all I can think about is wanting to make these with the snickers with peanut butter…

    which makes me think of the weird/hilarious/kinda scary sharks from the commercials who said that the human they ate that tasted best had eaten a snickers with peanut butter.

    1. My recipe tomorrow is a recreation of a popular peanut butter themed candy bar! Stay tuned! :)

  37. Ahhh! I need one. Such a fun and tasty idea! I haven’t had a snickers bar in SO long.

    1. Randomly came across some gingerbread cinn rolls of yours on Pinterest and repinned them yesterday and have been thinking about them all day! :)

  38. Of all candy bars, Snickers is my ultimate fave choice to add chopped up to chocolate chip cookie dough batter. My favorite candy bar is Reese’s (better suited to your recipe for crumble bars), but Snickers fits the bill here with irresistible pools of caramel with peanuts! Would love to try in drop peanut butter cookie dough as well! Pinning to group boards… xo

    1. Thanks for the pins and yes, in certain things soft Reeses are the ticket and in other things, something more substantial like a Snickers works better…but really, you can’t go wrong with candy :)

  39. Are you seriously telling me that a HALF A DOZEN cookies lasted you a week?!!? No way dude.

    Also? This line cracked me up: “Let me start off by saying these are my favorite chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made.” Oh, if I had a nickel…. ;)

    My niece will eat Snickers at any time of day. Anytime we go to a store that sells them at the checkout, she asks for one or buys it herself. I swear that girl eats at least 3-4 a day. No joke.

    1. No I never said a half dozen lasted a week! I said I bake 4 to 6 at a time and eat those within an HOUR. That’s what I wrote in the post!

      And of all the *chocolate chip* cookie recipes, these are my fave. I am not kidding. They are just incredible!

  40. You make taking photos of cookies an art form Averie! You really need to teach a class or something. These cookies look fantastic, and they are beautiful!

    1. Thanks, Dorothy. It’s taken 4 years, writing and shooting cookbooks, and literally thousands of cookies later for me to feel confident. But these shoots don’t happen fast and they are VERY well-time with regard to lighting. Thanks for noticing!!

  41. Love this dough base! What better to do with a plethora of candy bars then bake them into cookies? I may be doing that with twix in the near future :) Also, that oozing chocolate picture…I think I need a warm, fresh cookie now!

    1. Thanks, Megan! And I saw the recipe of Sally’s you used in your last post. Those dark chocolate no-bakes look so good too!

  42. Holy YUMMMM! You never cease to amaze me with your creations!! “Cookies Cookbook” by Averie!! <—- It's screaming for you and your cookie creativity! :)

  43. Oh wow, Averie! Eyerytime I take a look at your blog, I get the feeling that you’re bubbling with positive enery and power! You seem to be so active, yet loveable, disciplined, yet funny, impressive, yet human. All those COOKIES! Oh my, I’m seriously stunned. And you’re a yogi! Wow.
    Hadn’t I stopped believing in magic when I was 6, I’d bet you were wonderwoman!
    Your smile is contagious and every single one of your posts is sparkling – you really make me want to love the world.

    And i just discovered I adore your recipe Index because I can see which recipes are vegan. Sorry for this kitschy comment but this just had to be said.
    Best wishes from around the globe, Lara

    1. Lara thanks for this lovely comment! I am definitely bubbling…sometimes with tons of energy and it’s kind of frantic and I’m running around like a nut trying to get everything in, but yes, I am a super disciplined person and sometimes feel like one has to be Superwoman these days to juggle work and family!

      Anyway, that comment just made my day. THANK YOU!!! :)

      And my recipe index – glad you like it. Soon I am going to have my recipe re-cataloged to make it even easier for searching by type, category, ingredients, etc but it’s a work in progress :)

  44. Omygaw do these cookies look good! I can’t keep fun sized Snickers in the house. Too. Dangerous.

    1. LOL I end up with tons of mini candy bars. I honestly hardly even buy them…I guess just random leftovers from holidays from Halloween to Easter to kiddie bday parties!

  45. Man, it seems like you can make anything you have lying around your house into a delicious cookie! I LOVE this!

    1. Thanks, and I try! I refuse to buy add-ins JUST to add into a cookie. I always clean out my pantry first :)

  46. Oh boy, I am majorly salivating over here. Snickers are my favorite candy and these cookies look incredible. I so wish I could come over and swipe one of those puppies. :)

  47. Averie, you are the queen of cookies. Every cookie you’ve ever made blows me away with their unique and delicious flavour combinations and with just how darn perfect and beautiful they look. These are no exception – I LOVE putting candy bars into cookies. I haven’t done it with Snickers yet and I can’t wait -they’re one of my favourite bars. I fully agree with you about chocolate bar > protein bar. Hands down, no contest.

    1. Thanks, Nancy! I would love to write a cookie cookbook one day but I don’t know if the market will bear (another!!) cookie cookbook. But I’d love to. And choc bars over protein bars, any day. Their stats are usually similar anyway!

  48. If this is your fav cookie recipe then I know I’m trying this.. your cookies are the best!!

    1. Erika they are my new fave choc chip cookie; I loved these things! LMK if you try them!

  49. We totally agree Averie. Snickers >>>>>> Twix. Ok maybe not >>>>>> but at least >>.

    Lovely pictures as always :)

    1. Omg tomorrow’s post is about Twix. Stay tuned. You are going to be in LOVE if you love Twix!!!!!

  50. I’ll take a dozen! Or two. Love the idea of putting snickers into a chocolate chip cookie. Two of my favorite things!

  51. If these are your favourite c.c. cookies, I’m definitely going to try the recipe! *Love* Snickers anything! :D

  52. The recipe you can use over and over and switch up the add-ons is a keeper for sure! Especially if it makes such wonderful, puffy, soft cookies filled with chocolate and caramel! Pinned!

  53. Your favorite choc chip cookies ever?! High praise, must try them! Love the Snickers addition… now if only I had one for breakfast ;).

  54. Snickers are right up there as one of my favorite candies, so these cookies are really making me drool! They look so chewy and delicious.

  55. I feel you on the protein bar thing! I used to eat them all the time, but now unless it’s something that’s natural like a Larabar or a Kind bar, it really does just feel like a fake, extra processed candy bar, and I’d rather bite into the real deal any day–but more so I’d rather bite into these perfect, gooey cookies! I love the oozing caramel and chocolate!

  56. Gorgeous cookie award! I’ve heard about using cornstarch in cookies but haven’t tried it yet. Chocolate chip cookies are pretty much my favorite but I’m all for adding a candy bar to the party. :)

  57. These sound amazing. I’m going to have to add cornstarch to my favorite cookie recipe. And candy!

    1. And I have tried it with other dough bases; and it works, but I will say that with this particular dough base, it totally works and is in the magical type realm!

  58. Averie… I can’t even believe how decadent and amazing these cookies are!!!! I must have them!

  59. I totally know what you mean about the candy bar/protein bar thing. There’s so much sugar and calories in those store bought protein bars, I wonder why you wouldn’t just eat the chocolate bar (which obviously tastes way better….and can be baked into your cookies ;) )

  60. Sounds like a wonderful recipe to use up any leftover candy bars (yeah right, like that ever happens around here! Ha ha!). :)

  61. Averie, if you haven’t already won my heart over, you sure did with this recipe!

  62. Oh my goodness, I can already feel these melting in my mouth! Your fun cookie twists never end, and I love it Averie!

  63. I love the melty chocolate chips in your photos! Snickers in chocolate chip cookies sounds like the perfect snack. I’m constantly impressed with your ability to come up with new recipes all the time- you work so hard :)

    1. Thanks for noticing and I really do try to be creative and novel…and the only way that happens is thru hard work!

  64. I LOVE soft cookies – these look amazing! And I am so with you – I would much rather spend 200 calories on a candy bar than on a protein bar. But even better would be a cookie with a candy bar in it :)

  65. Wow, these look beautiful! I have to say I’m a little surprised that your favorite candy bar is Snickers and that you loved putting them in cookies, because of your stated aversion to nuts in things (which I agree with…but I don’t like nuts in any form!)…so these must be great if you like them so much! :)

    1. For some reason the nuts in them don’t bother me….I dunno! They just work! And just to clarify, I said that Snickers was ‘a favorite’ candy bar; not my all-time fave, but definitely ranks right up there…Butterfinger, Milky Way Dark, Reese’s Cups, Heath Bars, all get top nods, too!

  66. Oh I do like Snickers a lot, just like Mars :) I’m very curious about Cornstarch now. Need to check it. And the idea for cookies – as always great :)

  67. Always loved snickers. Kind of hard to go wrong with caramel and peanuts though.

  68. So yummy looking! Candy makes everything better! Totally agree that a candy bar is so much more worth 200 calories than some supposedly healthier protein bar.

  69. You can never go wrong adding snickers to anything.
    My only problem is when I unwrap the snickers I tend to eat them before they go into cookie batter!

  70. Love, love, love! You know Snickers are my very favorite. And when you told me about these, I couldn’t wait to see them! They are such a fabulous candy bar to add to goodies. The caramel, nuts, milk chocolate, and I love how the nougat gets all gooey when baked. I could NOT be trusted around these Averie. Your chocolate always looks so melty in photos, I love it. I recently came up with a new chocolate chip cookie recipe that I can honestly say is as fabulous as our beloved CS recipe. I can’t wait to share it!

    1. Oh gosh, wow, that’s going to be QUITE the recipe. Can’t wait to see it! I definitely love this recipe even more now that I have used it with AP vs. bread flour. Like so much that I dont want to cheat on it!

      I know you’re the Snickers queen and thought about you the whole time I was making these…then saw your snickers post the next day. We are twins!

  71. Your cookies always look perfect!!! I am in love…..again! Wow!!
    I am headed to the store soon and I just wrote snicker on my list. YES!

  72. Wow, these cookies look dangerously delicious! I think I would have to only make 4 at a time too because I would polish off the whole batch :) Yum, your cookies always look so good but these Snickers cookies look amazingly fantabulous! Thanks for sharing Averie, gotta try making these soon :)

  73. Okay 1: your cookie pics always make me so jealous. They are perfectly spaced, crisp and clear, and lighting is amazing. Second: I’ve definitely jumped on the pudding cookie bandwagon but it is because I like the idea of flavoring my cookies that way. For my basic chocolate chip cookie dough, I am going to use your cornstarch recipe – cheaper, easier and still the thick and chewy result. That’s what I live s out these about these! They are so thick! Great job!

    1. They are perfectly spaced, crisp and clear, and lighting is amazing. <-- yes, this is very well planned and takes hour(s), I won't lie. going to use your cornstarch recipe – cheaper, easier and still the thick and chewy result. <-- YES do it; way cheaper and you dont need the flavoring and you're going to love the results. Keep me posted!

  74. I love putting candy bars in cookies! It’s a match made in heaven!
    This cookies look sinfully delicious. :)

    1. *These* cookies that is. Not “this” cookies. Oops!

      1. Girl I wouldn’t have even noticed unless you said something!
        Sometimes I re-read the comments I leave people and it’s typo or missing words city. Oops. Oh.well. :)

  75. I have a bag of snickers here in the fridge and I might make these tomorrow!

  76. The protein vs candy bar calorie comparison is so true…and Snickers even makes their own version of a protein bar! I would love just about any kind of candy bar stuffed into a cookie (or mixed into ice cream). The nice thing about add-ins is you get the best of both worlds–a little candy and a little cookie. Your choc chunk and chip recipe became my favorite–love at first batch!

    1. I remember you telling me that the choc chunk cookies became your go-to…that is so awesome. If you try these, LMK what you think! (the bread flour vs. AP flour debate rages on…)

  77. Oh my goodness, Averie.

    This blog post is a cookie overload (in a very, very good way). If I wasn’t hungry before, I am now.

    I am a big fan of chewy cookies (and Snickers too). It’s much more satisfying than the crunchy ones. I think I will try this recipe with some added peanuts as well.

    Your chocolate chip cookie cups also look delicious. I’ve never seen anything like it!

  78. You should have sent the whole bag to me, Snickers are my fav candy bar!!

    1. Even though I loved these cookies, I would gladly trade you these cookies for your caramels!

  79. Oh man, you’ve really outdone yourself here, Averie! I mean snickers in cookies?! It doesn’t get better than that!

  80. I do like snickers…your point about candy bars not being so different, calorie-wise, from protein bars is so true!