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.
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.
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.
Holiday Cookie #5: Salted Chocolate-Caramel Snicker 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
- 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.
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Gorgeous, love the caramel drizzle!
Tieghan Gerard says
These are so deliciously amazing! Love the styling!
These look ooey gooey and delicious! By the way, I think your click here button is broken in the recipe section!
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
The recipe isn’t clicking through…you’re such a tease 🙂
Seriously, these look amazing! Chocolate, caramel, SNICKERS (my fave drugstore candy!)…Pinned!
I love this background! ♥♥♥
Kevin @ Closet Cooking says
These look so good and they are definitely on my list of cookies to make this year!
Where is the rest of the recipe?
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says
Delicious! My favorite candy bar too!
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness 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!
The 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!
Shashi @ 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!
Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says
LOL!! My husband gets tired of waiting for me to finish shooting, too. Can’t blame them. Thankfully it’s worth the wait bc these cookies are AMAZING!!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
Freaking gorgeous cookies. . love your holiday cookie series!
Aimee @ Simple Bites says
YUM!! So excited for holiday cookies!
Brian 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!
Naomi Robinson says
Hi Karishma – Thanks for letting me know. I fixed it.
Naomi Robinson says
HI Debbie – I just fixed it. Thanks for letting me know.
Julie @ Table for Two says
Snickers are my absolute favorite!! I need these cookies!
Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog says
OMG yuum yumm yumm!! I’m loving this holiday feature 🙂
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.
Alexandra @ Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker says
Dying at the sight of these cookies! They look so incredible! PINNING 🙂
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!
Over the top is right! These look fantastic!!!
Mmmmmm. Hello cookies!!
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.
Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. says
Yum, snickers, salted caramel and chocolate in cookie form! It doesn’t get any better than that!
these look HEAVENLY!!!
Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says
these look ridiculously amazing!! yum!
Krystle(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!
Jessica @ Sweet Menu says
Caramel inside cookies is the best isn’t it! Love your beautiful photos of these delicious cookies!
Kelly - 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 🙂
Amanda @ 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.
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
They sure do like cookies that would go fast! LOVE the caramel drizzle!
Tiffany | offbeat + inspired says
Oh my these look AMAZING. I’m making them tonight. <3
Bianca @ 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!
Kristen @ Dinner For Two Blog says
oh my yum! salted caramel and snickers! sounds amazing!
Jennifer Farley says
These are just gorgeous!
Tara @ Deliciously Declassified says
These look super tasty – and the perfect way to use up extra Halloween candy!
Kathleen @ 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!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Seriously omg. They’d have disappeared here too…and I would have been the culprit!
what a Yummy cookie !!!! so delicious, generous 😀