Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Snickers-Stuffed Snickerdoodles.

I know. More snickerdoodles. It's not even Christmas and I keep throwing snickerdoodles in your face. 

Snickerdoodles the size of dinner plates, no less. 
Stuffed with chewy ribbons of gooey melted chocolate, crunchy peanuts, and sweet, sugary caramel and nougat. 

Also known as Snickers.
Right? Get it? Snickers. Snickerdoodles. Honestly it just makes sense. 
I wasn't expecting these to be so good. Chocolate in snickerdoodles? Who does that? Would they taste good? Would the candy explode? Could I call them Snickersdoodles? Is this why my pants don't fit?

These were amazing. I don't even like snickerdoodles and I had to pawn these off on unsuspecting friends and family. The combination of chocolate, peanuts, and chewy caramel with a crunchy, buttery, cinnamon-sugar cookie made these super sweet, super delicious, super addictive, and probably one of the best decisions I've made in 2011.

And now that they're gone, all I can think about is making ice cream sandwiches with them.
Snickers-Stuffed Snickerdoodles

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
2 large eggs
4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Funsize or mini Snickers bars (I used mini Snickers, next time I would use funsize)
1/2 cup granulated sugar + 1 tablespoon cinnamon for rolling cookies in

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Beat together butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, and eggs. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Slowly beat flour mixture into the butter mixture.

In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar and cinnamon. Scoop out about a tablespoon of dough. Press mini Snickers bar into the center, then cover with another heaping tablespoon of dough. Form into a ball, pressing down the edges to cover the chocolate completely. Roll in cinnamon-sugar and place on a greased baking sheet, 3-4 inches apart. Use a flat-bottomed glass dipped in cinnamon sugar to flatten slightly.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until edges are slightly browned. 

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen big cookies, depending on whether you use mini or funsize Snickers bars.

Source: Slightly adapted from Sunset, 1998.