Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies – Cooking with Kids

Today, we are gabbin’ about our Snickers peanut butter cookies.

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Have I ever told you guys about The Hubs’ sweet 85-year-old grandmother? We call her Nanny.

Nanny is a hoot.

She is southern to her bones and one heck of a good cook.

When we were dating, The Hubs kept bragging about how his Nanny always whipped up a batch of her family-famous peanut butter cookies just for him. Sure enough, every time took the 2.5 hour drive to go visit, she had a bag of freshly-made peanut butter cookies at the ready for him.

Brat.

And I can’t lie. Those cookies sure are good. The Hubs’ asked her one day to share her secret recipe with him. I laughed so hard when she said, “I take one of those packages of Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mixes and add about 1/4 cup of peanut butter.”

Poor Hubs. And all that time, he thought she was doing scratch work for him in her kitchen.

On the bright side, I can easily make Nanny’s “secret” recipe now with no let down for the Hubs. I don’t have to worry that I won’t get it quite like Nanny’s.

The cookies are delicious on their own. And they are super easy for the girls to help with in the kitchen. But I decided to try them with an add-in to create Snickers peanut butter cookies.

No regrets.

I had tried out some of those new Snickers Peanut Butter Squares at a work function and I realized how well the two flavors paired together. These cookies are not gooey like the Snickers Peanut Butter Squares, but they do provide for the combo of peanut butter and crunchy bites of Snickers.

If you love Snickers and you love peanut butter, you should give these Snickers peanut butter cookies a try.

I’m pretty sure Nanny would approve.

The girls have so much fun rolling up the balls of dough.

Another favorite part for SB and Little One is using the forks to add the criss cross pattern on top of the cookies.

Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies - Inspired by Nanny's Peanut Butter Cookies - The Gifted Gabber | In the kitchen with kids | Kids Cooking | Peanut Butter Cookies | Grandmother's Recipes

Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies - Inspired by Nanny's Peanut Butter Cookies - The Gifted Gabber | In the kitchen with kids | Kids Cooking | Peanut Butter Cookies | Grandmother's Recipes

Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies - Inspired by Nanny's Peanut Butter Cookies - The Gifted Gabber | In the kitchen with kids | Kids Cooking | Peanut Butter Cookies | Grandmother's Recipes

Our video here shows the way that Scooter Britches explains rolling the dough.

 

Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies - Inspired by Nanny's Peanut Butter Cookies - The Gifted Gabber | In the kitchen with kids | Kids Cooking | Peanut Butter Cookies | Grandmother's Recipes

Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies - Inspired by Nanny's Peanut Butter Cookies - The Gifted Gabber | In the kitchen with kids | Kids Cooking | Peanut Butter Cookies | Grandmother's Recipes

Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies – Cooking with Kids

Ingredients

  • 1 package Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mix
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 regular-sized Snickers bars, chopped OR 1/2 bag Snickers Baking Bites

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine first five ingredients.
  3. Mix until well combined with no dry areas.
  4. Stir in chopped Snickers.
  5. Roll dough into two-inch balls.
  6. Place balls several inches apart so that you can fit 12 balls to one baking sheet.
  7. With a fork, make a criss-cross pattern on each dough ball.
  8. Bake cookies at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until cookies seem dry and set.
  9. Leave cookies on baking sheet no longer than two minutes or so because the melted Snickers pieces will stick to the pan and cookies may become difficult to remove.
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