Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Half-Pound Chocolate Chip Snickers Cookies



Many a time I have voiced my opinion on the lack of fun in the so-called "fun sized" candy bar. How much fun can you have with a tiny candy bar? Go big or go home is my motto. The same thing goes for cookies. So, when I saw this recipe for Half-Pound Chocolate Chip Cookies how could I possibly resist?

It wasn't long after I read the recipe that I decided to make them. Unfortunately, I didn't have all of the ingredients on hand, lacking the chocolate to be grated and stirred into the dough. I did, however, have some frozen Snickers available, so instead of using the called for chocolate, I grated a couple of frozen Snickers. Oh my! What a fabulous difference that made. So, my recipe is an adaptation of the Half Pound Chocolate Chip Cookie from the Cookies & Cups blog with a little something extra (Viva la Difference!), that I've renamed Half-Pound Chocolate Chip Snickers Cookies. Yes, go big or go home, indeed. You're going to love these. Be sure to share them with one or two friends, these are indeed half-pound cookies, and that's a lot of goodness.
Half-Pound Chocolate Chip Snickers Cookies
Slightly adapted from Cookies and Cups
 
1 cup cold butter, cubed
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cold eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla 
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
2 frozen Snicker bars, grated (See Note)

Preheat oven to 375° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars together at medium speed for two minutes. Add eggs, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and mix until combined.

Turn the mixer to low, and slowly add the flour, mixing until just combined. Add chocolate chips and grated Snicker bars, and mix until evenly incorporated.

Using a food scale measure out the dough into six equal portions of 8 ounces each. Form the dough into balls and place 4 inches apart on your prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes until the bottoms are lightly browned and edges golden. Allow cookies to cool on a baking sheet for four minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

NOTE: I used a good quality box grater (see below) in order to grate the Snicker bars. Make sure to use frozen bars, although it seemed to me that grating them got a little easier as they thawed a tiny bit, but you certainly don't want to try this with a Snicker that hasn't been frozen.





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16 comments:

Alycia Nichols said...

Get outta here, girl! These are called Half Pound cookies because you gain at least half a pound THINKING about eating them!!!!!!!! Delish!!! 🍪

Judee Algazi said...

Wow did you come up with a good one- Snickers in a chocolate chip cookie? sounds decadent...

Linda said...

I'm convinced grated chocolate makes a huge difference in chocolate chip cookies. Oh these look so very good! They are such a nice shape too.

Gentle Joy said...

Wow! Those look and sound great, but I have to wonder... How MANY cookies does this recipe make? 6? :)

Bev Carter said...

OMG, I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at them. They look so yummy.
Hugs,
Bev

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Yep, the recipe makes just six, but you will be gnawing on one cookie for days. I actually made four half-pound cookies, and then four smaller cookies. One cookie, wrapped in cellophane and tied with some jute or raffia with the recipe attached, would make a great hostess gift. These things are weighty, so a gift of one is not skimpy.

Debra Pashkowsky said...

These sound out of this world. I wish I could reach in and help myself to this deliciousness.

Mother of 3 said...

Oooooh! Those look amazing! pinned.

Chloe Crabtree said...

Now that is a cookie! I would have to limit myself to one small bite a day over several days! Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

The Lazy Gastronome & Pleasures of the NW said...

Yummy looking cookies! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

Miz Helen said...

We will love your delicious cookies! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon.
Miz Helen

Jessica Pelasky said...

Pinned! These sound amazing! :)

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh my oh my! I could sink my teeth into one of these! Love the idea of grated snickers. Thanks for the recipe!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

These cookies look so good.
Thanks for sharing this recipe at C&C with J&J!

Richella Parham said...

These look SCRUMPTIOUS! I have a son who loves Snickers bars--I think I need to make these for him. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin from The Dedicated House said...

These look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here's the link to this week's bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2017/06/make-pretty-monday-week-216.html Hope you have a lovely week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse