How many different Christmas cookies are you making this year? Me…probably more than I really need to make. Unfortunately I don’t have co-workers I can take them to on a regular basis anymore like I’ve done in the past, although I’m sure BKS wouldn’t mind if I stopped in to say hi with the little one of course with some cookies in hand.
I made these cookies a while back, before I was married. They are called Santa’s Snickers Surprises. I cut the recipe out of a magazine and taped it to a recipe card but haven’t made them since. I was at my sis-in-laws this past weekend and she made similar cookies but with Rollo candies. Yum!
My first batch of Christmas cookies for the season:
Santa’s Snickers Surprises
2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour, sifted (oops forgot to sift, still turned out fine)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 pkg-13 oz-Snicker Miniatures (I used fun size cut in half)
Dark or milk chocolate chips to drizzle
Combine the butter, peanut butter and sugars using a mixer on a medium to low speed until light and fluffy.
Slowly add eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Then mix in flour, salt and baking soda
Cover and chill dough for 2-3 hours.
Unwrap all snickers miniatures
Remove dough from refrigerator. Divide into 1 T pieces and flatten
Place a snickers in the center of each piece of dough
Form the dough into a ball around each snickers.
Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes. (Cooking time may be longer if you use more than 1 T of dough per cookie)
Let cookies cool on a baking rack or wax paper.
Melt chips in microwave and drizzle over cookies.
Recipes says it makes 2 dozen but I think it makes more like 4-5 dozen if you only use 1 T of dough per cookie.