Holiday Cookie #5: Salted Chocolate-Caramel Snickers Cookies

I’m a tad late on last week’s Holiday Cookie installment. To make make-up for it, you’ll see two this week. To start, I’m sharing these over-the-top Salted Caramel-Chocolate Snicker Cookies.

Salted Chocolate-Caramel Rounds via Bakers Royale

I made one batch of these with a Rolo center and they disappeared before I could shoot them. So like any good wife and mom, I upped the edible factor on the second batch by stuffing them with my family’s favorite candy, Snickers.

Salted Chocolate-Caramel Rounds from Bakers Royale

They went just as fast, but at least I made sure to shoot them first. Funny thing when you are a food blogger, you always have food laying around waiting to be shot, especially desserts, since most times it doesn’t degrade as it sits, like most hot foods. Come to my house and you are likely to hear, “Don’t eat those. They’re two days old (sometimes up to a week – gasp!) and waiting to be shot” or you might see me hand-selecting the best of the batch for shooting. It’s total madness.

Salted Chocolate Caramel Rounds via Bakers Royale 210x260

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Holiday Cookie #5: Salted Chocolate-Caramel Snicker Cookies

Yield: 36 cookies


Recipe adapted from here

  • 2 3/4cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 36 mini Snickers
  • 12 vanilla caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream, half-and-half, or light cream
  • Coarse salt


Preparation: Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line bake sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated and brown sugar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour mixture. If necessary, cover and chill for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.

Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Press a Snickers bite into each ball and shape dough around caramel to enclose. Place cookies 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool completely.

To finish: Place vanilla caramels and whipping cream in a small pan over medium-low heat and cook until caramels melt and mixture is smooth. Drizzle melted caramel mixture over cookies and then sprinkle cookies with coarse salt. Let stand until set.



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  1. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonKarishma says

    These look ooey gooey and delicious! By the way, I think your click here button is broken in the recipe section!

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      Naomi Robinson replied: — October 29th, 2014 @ 6:01 am

      Hi Karishma – Thanks for letting me know. I fixed it.

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I totally feel you about having tons of dessert lying around. Sometimes I get in dessert ruts and end up having no real food. Cookies for dinner is common.
    And I would love it be these cookies. Um, snickers inside? GIMME THAT. Pinned!

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonThe Blonde Chef says

    Oh man, chocolate cookies stuffed with snickers?! This is like the dessert of my dreams! I can’t believe your family didn’t gobble these up as soon as they emerged from the oven! I know I wouldn’t have been able to wait! Yum!

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonShashi @ runninsrilankan says

    Haha – my daughter gets tired of waiting on me to shoot my photos – so I can totally understand your food “disappearing” asap – specially when they are cookies with rolos or snickers! Gorgeous photos as always!

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonBrian Samuels says

    I’m pretty sure everything should have a little salt on top. I started putting sea salt on my ice cream. I find it helps pop the flavors. These cookies look dynamite!

  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMarissa says

    I’m cracking up at your “don’t eat those…” 😉 These look so delicious, Naomi. And, being a peanut lover, I’m glad you posted the Snickers version.

  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonNatasha says

    Wow, these look incredible! I can’t wait to make them. I’m also glad to hear I’m not the only blogger who has desserts sitting around waiting to be photographed!

  8. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Haha! I think we need to start a support group for family members of bloggers. Those poor spouses and children who have to wait for the cookies to be shot before they can devour them.
    These look incredible. So excited we get 2 cookies this week.

  9. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonStacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. says

    Yum, snickers, salted caramel and chocolate in cookie form! It doesn’t get any better than that!

  10. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonKrystle(Baking Beauty) says

    Oh man I feel so behind. I haven’t even made my holiday cookie list and you’ve blogged 5! LOL!
    Love the sweet/salt combination going on in these. pinned!

  11. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonJessica @ Sweet Menu says

    Caramel inside cookies is the best isn’t it! Love your beautiful photos of these delicious cookies!

  12. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonKelly - LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE says

    Happy that the rolos didn’t work out! Snickers are my favorite as well! Love the thought of chunks of peanuts being in the center! Thanks, Naiomi :)

  13. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAmanda @ Cookie Named Desire says

    Yes, that sounds like my house. I leave signs everywhere. “Do not eat!!” or “Only eat the ugly ones!” When I finally do get around to taking photos, I have people sitting there waiting for me to say I am finished so they can rip everything apart.

  14. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonBianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says

    I’ve made peanut butter stuffed with snickers before but I think I would like these better! I also like the idea of stuffing with rolos. Yum!

  15. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonTara @ Deliciously Declassified says

    These look super tasty – and the perfect way to use up extra Halloween candy!

  16. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonKathleen @ Yummy Crumble says

    These look great! I have Tupperware full of uneaten and waiting to be photographed desserts too. My family gets grumpy when I do that :) Love your photos as always!

  17. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonDorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    Seriously omg. They’d have disappeared here too…and I would have been the culprit!