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Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

The countdown is almost over.  Christmas will be here in three days.  I finished all of my shopping on Wednesday, so I have been able to relax a little bit the past few days.  

I have made several batches of peanut brittle, divinity and of course cookies.  It wouldn't be Christmas without any of those.  
These soft peanut butter cookies are stuffed with my favorite candy bar . . . Snickers!  

The dough uses basic ingredients you probably already have on hand and it comes together in no time.  Stuffed cookies are actually incredibly simple to make, yet they are so impressive.  It's so fun biting into a pretty cookie and getting an unexpected delicious surprise.  Let me show you how to make them. 
Scoop out around 1 1/2 Tablespoons of chilled dough.
Flatten dough and place a Snickers in the center.  Fold up edges of dough around the Snickers and roll into a ball.
Roll Snickers stuffed dough ball into sugar until completely coated.  Place on baking sheet, bake, cool and drizzle with melted chocolate.  Enjoy! 

I hope you all have a wonder Christmas and a Happy New Year :) 

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Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
(Printable Recipe)

1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temp.
1/2 c. light brown sugar
1/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. creamy peanut butter
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
25-30 mini Snickers, unwrapped
1/3 c. sugar, for rolling
1/2 c. (heaping) milk chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. shortening, opt.

Cream together butter, brown sugar and sugar until very light and fluffy.  Add the peanut butter, then the egg and the vanilla.  Beat until combined.  Slowly add the baking soda, salt and flour.  Mix until just combined.  Do not overmix. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes (or overnight).  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Scoop out about 1 1/2 Tablespoons of dough and flatten.  Place one mini Snickers in the center and form dough around the Snickers.  Roll into a ball and roll in sugar.  Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Repeat.  Bake for 9-10 minutes, no longer.  Allow to cool.  Combine chocolate chips and shortening in a small microwave-safe bowl and heat until melted, stirring every 30 seconds.  Stir until smooth and using a fork, drizzle chocolate over cooled cookies.  Allow to harden and serve.  Yield: 25-30 cookies.  

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