Candy Bar Cookies

Generally if people, such as myself, enjoy cookies, they generally enjoy other kinds of sweets, like CANDY!  In terms of non-chocolate based candy, I really like Skittles, jelly beans and a particular type of Eastern European candy called “Krowki” (that’s the Polish spelling – it means cow,  I think).  Pure chocolate is rather different.  For example, I typically prefer Cadbury’s to Hershey’s, except for s’mores, although the Cadbury’s recipe has been  perverted for distribution in America.  I also like Krasniy Oktyabr’ products (and the smell they give to certain areas of Moscow).  For baking, I typically use Baker’s chocolate, I recently discovered a brand called Scharffen Berger which is really good for things that really emphasize the flavour of the chocolate, like the torte I made for Passover.

Anyway, this cookie is a Mars-product themed creation, using Snickers bars and Dove chocolate.  Ordinarily, I do not use Dove but someone I know was describing her love of Dove to me, so I decided to give it a try.  I was pleased. These are really simple to make, which is nice – I started them at 10:30pm after coming home from a concert and I was completely done by midnight.

candy bar cookies

Candy Bar Cookies
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup honey
1 Tbsp. milk
24 miniature candy bars (I used Snickers)
about 3-4 oz of chocolate of your choice (I used Dove)

1. Preheat oven to 350oF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, beat the peanut butter and butter together until well mixed. Beat in the sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add in the egg followed by the milk and honey.
3. Mold about 1 tbs of dough around each piece of candy. You do not want there to be a lot of extra dough because then the cookie will spread when you bake it, and if there is too much dough, then it will overwhelm the candy center.
4. Place on the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 12-14 minutes. Remove and transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
5. After the cookies have cooled, melt the chocolate in a ziploc bag. Cut a small hole in one
corner and squeeze in drizzles over the cookies. It will set after it cools.

Makes 24 cookies

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