Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Literal Snicker- Doodles

I am sometimes as dim as I am clumsy. 

These delicious cookies were made in a panicked moment when I resolved myself to giving up my dream to make the legendary Teen Wolf cookies I'd been planning to make later this month when I THOUGHT the post was due and to instead just make a cookie that WORKED for the movie review I was writing on the cult classic. I had the dates EXTREMELY wrong. My review was due on the 1st. Not the 31st. Start of the month, not the end of the month. Dim bulb in the Christmas tree, that is me.

Oh well. It worked out. Late but, it worked out. Here it is.

And they are delicious so, I guess it's a winning situation. These cookies are to be taken literally. As the movie Teen Wolf is to be taken at face value (it is a movie about a TEEN WOLF for those of you who were unaware), these cookies too are just what their name suggests. Snicker cookies. 

I took a recipe for snickerdoodles and omitted the cinnamon sugar aspects, instead buying 4 king size snicker bars. My awesome roommate chopped 3 of them up for me when I made a batch and had to overcome her need for them to be perfectly chopped for the greater need of her arms wanting to break off. She is a rock star like that sometimes.

I also sliced the 4th snicker bar into pieces I then placed on the dough and allowed to melt onto the cookies surface. I made some cookies with the melty chocolate slices on them and some without- both versions were great! It depends on what youre looking for but, they always tasted JUST like a snickers bar to me.

As you can see, some of my cookies were well done as I tried to figure out the exact timing for baking them. I landed somewhere around 10 minutes but, watch them carefully and make your own time. You want them golden so they stay crisp but chewy, not brittle.

Also, parchment paper is important. With all that chopped up caramel and nougat in the batter, save yourself the scraping of cookie sheets and the heart ache of ruined cookies. 

I think that's about all! Make and enjoy :)

Literal Snicker Doodles

1 c. soft shortening (I did one 1/2c shortening, 1/2c butter)
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 c. flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3 snicker bars, chopped fine
1 snicker bar, optional, to slice as garnish

Mix shortening, sugar and eggs thoroughly. Mix flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Stir all ingredients. Form into balls about a spoonful in size, flatten gently onto a parchment papered cookie sheet. Keep them rather separated, a few of my own spread more then intended and some of them became twins. If garnishing with additional chocolate bar (which I say you SHOULD do), place a slice on the pancaked dough now. Bake at 400 for 8 to 12 minutes.


  1. These look great, Meaghan. Snickers bars in a cookie, that's genius!

  2. my husband would be all about these, he loves snickers. great idea.

  3. snickers make the best cookies. Thank you SO much for sharing!

  4. hey! it cut out my 'drool' which I totally think is worth mentioning :)

    again, awesome post

  5. Yum they look wonderful and I love snickers. I am going to make these and I will let you know how I liked them.

  6. hey Meaghan, these looks great!! I love snickers candy bar and in a cookie is even better :)
    love it!

  7. I am a firm believer that snickers bars would make anything better! These look great! :-)

  8. What a great combo. Any cookie with Snickers has to be great.

  9. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog. I'm so glad you did so I could find yours :o)
    I'm your newest follower now!
    My husband would go nutso for these. Snickers are his go-to candy bar. Gonna print this baby out!

  10. snickers bar in a cookie. Genius! :)

  11. These look awesome! I would have to buy another Snickers bar just to eat on its own though! ;)

  12. How fun and tasty too:)Camarie

  13. These look like the best snicker-doodles I've ever seen. Candy middles are definitely a good addition to any cookie.

  14. I like the look of these better than any other snickerdoodle! That's my prob with them usually, that they have no chocolate. Smart!

  15. A cookie made from Snickers bars...beautiful...


  16. Literal snickerdoodles...haha! Love it! My hubby would love these!

  17. MMM...these look so good! I love snickers! I'm craving a Snickers bar right now, thanks!!

  18. Ha Ha, REAL Snicker doodles:) Yummy too.