Santa Snicker Surprise Cookies

Cheryl Mosley


I found this recipe several years ago in an insert in our newspaper. I make them every year for the holidays and always get asked for the recipe. We like them better as a soft cookie, they can be baked a little longer if you like them crunchier.

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60 cookies
1 Hr
30 Min


1 c
butter, softened
1 c
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 c
peanut butter, creamy
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 large
3 1/2 c
all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
baking soda
2 pkg
snickers miniature candy, (13 oz)


1/4 c
powdered sugar, sifted
2 oz
chocolate bark candy coating, melted

How to Make Santa Snicker Surprise Cookies


  • 1In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars. Beat until smooth & creamy.
  • 2Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well.
  • 3In a separate bowl, sift flour, and combine with baking soda and salt.

    Add dry ingredients slowly to the peanut butter mixture. Beat until thoroughly combined.
  • 4Cover dough and chill 3-4 hours or overnight.
  • 5Unwrap miniature snicker candy. Set aside.

    Use one tablespoon of dough and form in a ball. (Each ball should be about 1.5 inches in diameter) Flatten the ball, place a candy in the center and wrap dough around it, pinching as necessary. Be sure the candy is completely covered. Roll back into a ball. Repeat with each piece of candy and dough ball.

    Place dough balls with candy on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Space cookies about 3 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. If you want crunchier cookies, bake about 5 min more. Allow cookies to cool about 5 minutes before removing from pan.
  • 6Allow cookies to cool. When all cookies are baked and cooled, place them close together on waxed paper or parchment paper on a large work surface. Sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar.

    Melt chocolate with 1/2 tsp shortening for about a minute in microwave. Stir, add additional time if needed to thoroughly melt.

    Immediately drizzle chocolate over cookies. ( I use a spoon and move quickly back and forth over the cookies to create smaller drizzle marks.). Let chocolate set before storing.

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About Santa Snicker Surprise Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American