Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies (The Best!)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies (The Best!)

I first saw the Better Homes and Gardens recipe on the tumblr of Sporkorfoon. I had just been trying to decide what kind of cookies to make and this made my choice way too easy. As you know by now, if it involves peanut butter, I will eat it. However, I couldn’t figure out for the life of me what chocolate-covered-caramel-topped nougat bars with peanuts were. Um, brand name please? Luckily, another tumblr, Talix18, quickly filled me in. Snickers. DUH. What else would chocolate-covered-caramel-topped nougat bars with peanuts be??

Now, before I tell you the recipe, I just need to say THESE ARE THE BEST PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES EVER. Even if you’re not into the whole Snickers idea, make these without when you just want a good peanut butter cookie. I’ve been searching high and low for the perfect recipe and this is it.

Ingredients for the best peanut butter cookies in the world (my own name for them):

1 3/4 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C sugar
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1/2 C butter (1 stick)
1/2 C creamy peanut butter (Jiff is best!)
1/4 C honey
1 T milk
24 mini chocolate-covered-caramel-topped nougat bars with peanuts (AKA Snickers)

Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Add butter and peanut butter and mix until it resembles “coarse crumbs.” We all have our favorite peanut butters (er, that’s not just me, right?) and while I’m obviously obsessed with Peanut Butter & Co, when I just want a basic peanut butter, I will absolutely only use Jiff. I’m convinced that nothing will work as well or taste as good. Anyway, once your mixture is coarse, beat in the honey and milk until the it’s well combined. I’ve never made a peanut butter cookie with honey involved, so I’m fairly certain this had something to do with its awesomeness.

Now comes the futile task of unwrapping all your mini Snickers. Boo. But trust me, it’s worth it!

Make a little circle with about 1 T of the dough. Put the Snickers in the center and shape the dough around the candy to make a ball.

Put the cookies on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

How cool is it that when the cookies are baked, you can’t even tell there’s a Snickers in the middle?
Oh, but there is!

And there you have the most amazing peanut butter cookie ever. The Snickers is a fabulous addition, but the cookie would still be delightful without. Yes, I am getting way too excited about a simple peanut butter cookie, but I cannot help it. It’s that good. And I can rest easy now knowing I have the perfect recipe. That I will probably be making every day for the rest of my life.


23 Responses to "Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies (The Best!)"

  1. VeggieGirl says:


  2. Darius T. Williams says:

    I gotta admit these look great! I bet they tasted even better!

  3. Nicole says:

    I can’t wait to try these out. I LOVED your Peanut Butter Toffee cookies that I baked recently. These look simply delicious too!

  4. Sara says:

    your pictures came out really well 🙂

    still cant’ believe they flatten like that! i am so intruiged.

  5. Sassy Molassy says:

    That’s amazing. I just made the pb cookies that you put a choc kiss in the middle AFTER they’re done, last night. Yum yum!

  6. dmb5_libra says:

    i am totally making these tomorrow to give out for christmas….thanks y’all!!!!!

  7. Heather says:

    mmm those look so good! i love the honey! and the snickers! i’ll bet they’re so tasty 🙂

  8. Alya says:

    Oh my! They look amazing! I can’t believe they turn out like that!

  9. Piee and JSBanana says:

    I saw that I drooled. These look sooooooo goood! I’m going to make these for my boyfriend…he’s a peanut lover!


  10. dmb5_libra says:

    i made these cookies last Satruday and boy were they a hit! thanks! 🙂

  11. ~Madeline~ says:

    I am CRAZY about the snickers idea! Just when I thought peanut butter cookies couldn’t get any better…now you’ve gone and done it 😉

  12. Anonymous says:

    Please do not overcook!!! I made these, I thought they could use another minute or so.. I WAS WRONG! Snickers starts oozing out of the cookie! Make sure you ONLY bake for 15min and cool for at least 2 min on pan before removing. otherwise these are soo good! I am thinking of trying Rolos and Mini Peanut Butter Cups!

  13. meg says:

    Hi there, did you guys use unsalted butter or salted??


  14. We Are Not Martha says:

    Hey Meg! We used unsalted butter. You should generally always use unsalted when baking, unless the recipe says otherwise. If you make the cookies, let us know how they come out! 🙂

  15. Gayle says:

    I made these last night… they were fabulous! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  16. emrlds says:

    i think i went into a coma of happiness after making and promptly eating a few of these. it has to be the honey! sooo good!

  17. savings says:

    these are soo good! i made a batch with hershey hugs, and offered them up for a few friends we had over. there were only 4 left when they were through! i think next time i’m going to try caramel kisses inside. mmm.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Would these work with another mini chocolate bar, like Mr. Goodbar?? Or does that have too much chocolate in it to have the same results as mini Snickers?

  19. Kelly says:

    I made these with slight modification for our county fair and won the sweepstakes award for best cookie!!

  20. Courtney says:

    you can do this with resses’s too!

  21. Desiree says:

    My friend brought these cookies to a girls nite this weekend and we all LOVED them!! They are SOOOO yummy!!!!

  22. Stephanie says:

    Just finished baking these cookies and they are not what I thought they would be like. I am an avid baker and don’t normally have any issues with recipes, but these were nothing but problems! I set the timer for 14 minutes to hopefully account for oven differences but the cookies were totally black on the bottom. The final bake time was 11 minutes, with the bottoms still being very dark and they didn’t melt like the picture. I had such high hopes for these cookies! Maybe I will try to tackle them another day. The part that isn’t burnt tasted good!

  23. Sues says:

    @Stephanie- Sorry you had problems! It’s strange because at least 8 of our readers (that we know of) made them and raved about them! It’s not one of my original recipes, but came from Better Homes & Gardens:

    It was mentioned by a reader that cooking them any time over 15 minutes was a bad idea (they get black fast!), so all I can think is that maybe you’re not using enough dough in each cookie which is making them bake too fast? I made these back in 2008 but remember them being AMAZING and will definitely be making them again so I’ll let you know if I figure anything out 🙂

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