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Snickers Cookies


Snickers Cookies 

Everyone’s favorite Snickers candy made into a incredibly decadent dessert with a shortbread cookie bottom, peanut nougat center, caramel and milk chocolate topping.

It’s not even the weekend and I’ve been excited all day today because I get to share these decadent cookies with you guys!  You guys, these cookies are amazing!  It’s the next best thing and I know I’ll be making these again for the holidays right around the corner.  I get excited just looking at them.  And the kitchen, it smells amazing.  Maybe it’s because of cookies baking or the caramel melting or the chocolate stuck on my fingers.  Either way, I know I’m winning!

Snickers Cookies

I have always loved snickers and to this day I remember getting them as a treat for being good as a kid.  If you asked what my favorite candy is, it’s a toss up between Snickers and Twix.

 Earlier this year, I made a Twix cookie recipe and that recipe is just as good as this one!  Maybe it’s because they use the same shortbread cookie and the cookies, they are thick.  Like, how can anyone make a cookie that is too thin?  I can’t help but think they would break but not these.  No need to worry about the cookies breaking because we can’t have a smashed cookie, unless it’s in my mouth.

Snickers Cookies

Snickers cookies feature a shortbread crust that softens slightly once completed.  It’s important to have that crispy cookie while baking but I promise, it will soften up.  The center is a peanut butter nougat stuffed with finely chopped peanuts.  I wanted to make a cookie that had layers just like the candy bar and therefore, the nougat is actually rolled out between parchment paper and cut with the same cookie cutter or drinking glass to give it a very similar shape.

Since I wanted this cookie to hold together, I make a simple powdered sugar glaze to hold the nougat and cookie together.

Snicker Cookies

Finally, I topped the cookie with melted caramel and milk chocolate.

It’s important to note that the cookies shouldn’t have caramel melting all over the place like in my photo.  However, even though it’s mid October, it’s still summer where I live and these cookies sat outside in the sun a bit too long while I was taking pictures.

Snicker's Cookies

Course Dessert
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12 -17
Author Jessica Knott


  • 11/2 cups butter , at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • few drops of water
  • For the Nougat
  • 11 ounces marshmallow fluff
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter , see notes
  • 2 - 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar , see notes
  • 1/2 peanut topping , finely chopped
  • For the Caramel
  • 15 ounces of caramel ( I used Kraft )
  • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • For the Chocolate
  • 11/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl fit with a mixer, cream together butter and both sugars. Add vanilla extract and salt. Slowly add flour, 1 cup at a time until incorporated. Mix for an extra minute or two. Roll dough together in a ball and place in the center of a floured surface. Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick. With a circle cookie cutter or glass cup, cut out cookies and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake in oven for 14-16 minutes. I baked mine for 14 minutes but do not over bake. It will depend on the size of the cookies. I used a small cup to cut the cookie shape. Removed and place on a cooling rack.
  • Meanwhile, make the nougat glue to hold it all together. In a small bowl combine 3/4 cup powdered sugar and a few drops of water and whisk to combine. This is used to hold the cookie and peanut butter nougat together. Spread in the center of cookie before adding nougat. To make nougat, combine marshmallow fluff, powdered sugar, peanut butter and peanuts in a stand mixer and mix until dough forms. You want to have a dough is not sticky and is not dry. If too sticky, add powdered sugar. If dry, turn mixer back on and add more peanut butter. You'll need parchment paper to roll the nougat dough. Place 1/2 the dough between sheets and using a rolling pin, roll nougat dough out to 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. Using the same cookie cutter as before, cut dough then use a spatula to carefully remove and place on top of cookie.
  • Once cookies are cool, melt caramel and evaporated milk according to instructions on the bag. On medium heat, melt caramel. Once it starts to melt down, turn down to low and allow to melt. Using a spoon, pour a small spoonful of caramel over the center of the cookie and spread it to the edges with the backside of the spoon. Allow caramel to cool, I placed mine in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to set.
  • To make the chocolate topping, melt chocolate in a small microwavable dish. Place chocolate chips and shortening in dish and place in microwave. Melt for about 2 minutes on POWER LEVEL 4, stirring the chocolate in between to smooth out. Chocolate chips will burn if power level is not set to 4. Using a butter knife, spread chocolate over the top of the cooled caramel.


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    Medha ! Whisk & Shout
    10/07/2015 at 3:16 pm

    These cookies look fabulous! I love Snickers and I love your philosophy about thick cookies 🙂

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    Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next
    10/08/2015 at 9:29 am

    These cookies are amazing. Seriously drool-worthy! I love that caramel layer! So yummy – I could eat a plate of these right now! 😉

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    Ai Ping | Curious Nut
    10/29/2015 at 9:00 pm

    Gahhhhh they look good. I love love love Snickers. I’ll take two.

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    10/30/2015 at 4:32 am

    I’m a Sinckers fan! These are must to try cookies! Pinned!

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    Tara | Deliciously Declassified
    10/30/2015 at 7:30 am

    These cookies look soooooo good! Beautiful pics, too 🙂

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms
    10/30/2015 at 8:24 am

    These look so more-ish! I could easily eat 5 in one go, they look amazing!

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    Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction
    10/30/2015 at 6:05 pm

    These Snickers cookies look so scrumptious! I’ll take a plateful!

  • Avatar for Jessica Knott
    10/31/2015 at 5:06 am

    Can I have a dozen please? These look soooo good!

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    Sandra @ Heavenly Home Cooking
    10/31/2015 at 3:21 pm

    My mouth is watering just looking at your photos! I am in love with this cookie! Brava! Pinning!

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    Lynn | The Road to Honey
    11/01/2015 at 7:13 am

    Just looking at theses divine creations is making my tummy rumble. But can you blame me? With the shortbread, caramel, chocolate and peanut butter nougat they are the quadruple threat, after all.

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      Jessica Knott
      02/16/2016 at 12:16 am

      Oh lord, I need a few of these right now 😉 ! Thanks, Lynn

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    Ramona W
    11/01/2015 at 12:26 pm

    Hi there! I dropped by to Yum your recipe, but I could not find the yum button. I Stumbled it instead. Please let me know where the yum button is so I can yum it. 🙂 Thanks!

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      Ramona W
      11/01/2015 at 12:44 pm

      I was able to add the Yum button to my tool bar… I have yummed your recipe. 🙂

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    Simon (BBQ Bastard)
    11/02/2015 at 5:45 am

    Hey Jessica,

    these cookies look fantastic! Snickers are awesome! Pimkies too! These look like Snicker Pimkies 🙂 could it get better haha

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Sara @ Life's Little Sweets
    11/07/2015 at 5:29 pm

    Pinned this one, I love the flavors in a snickers bar, so cool to see them as a cookie!

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    Stacey Werner
    11/08/2015 at 12:12 pm

    SNICKERS are my favorite candy bar! These cookies look so delicious – a must try recipe.

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      Jessica Knott
      02/16/2016 at 12:14 am

      Mine too. Just love making cookies from my favorite candy. thanks, Stacey!

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    aimee @ like mother like daughter
    02/01/2016 at 11:24 am

    Oh my goodness! These cookies look incredible! I’ve been on a real snickers kick lately, so I cant wait to try these!

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