Chewy Melty Snickers and M&M Cookies
Monday, 31st May 2010, 21:17

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Trudging to my car after work at dusk, a light drizzle and crunchy leaves underfoot on the last day of autumn, all I could think about was getting home and baking some serious comfort food. There is nothing like having the oven on to warm up the house, and the awesome waft of vanilla and chocolate isn't too bad either.
I have decided to make my extra large chewy chocolate chunk cookies, though tonight they will be amped up to become Chewy Melty Snickers and M&M Cookies. The thought of melty caramel and chocolate with a salty nutty taste, combined with the crunch of a candy coated shell sounds perfect.
Chewy Melty Snickers and M&M Cookies
These cookies are extra big, extra chewy and super tasty. When cooked until just golden on the edges, they are melty and soft and the ultimate in sweet, sweet comfort food. This is a simple and very versatile dough, it can be frozen into a log and sliced for small, even cookies, but at its best it is heaped in large lumps on the baking tray and baked into the perfect craving satisfier.
Chewy Melty Snickers and M&M Cookies
Start with your oven preheated to 165°c.
Sift together 2 cups of plain flour, ½ teaspoon of baking powder and ½ teaspoon of salt. Set aside.
Place a cup of packed brown sugar in a bowl with ½ cup of white sugar. Add 170g of melted unsalted butter, and beat together until it changes from a dark golden caramel to a light brown colour.
Chewy Melty Snickers and M&M Cookies
Chewy Melty Snickers and M&M Cookies
Beat in 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, then one whole egg, and then one extra egg yolk for extra richness.
Chewy Melty Snickers and M&M Cookies
Add the sifted flour mix and stir until just combined.
Chewy Melty Snickers and M&M Cookies
Now the fun part! Usually I would just roughly chop some good quality dark chocolate and stir it through, chunky chopped nuts or dried fruit are also good, whatever you choose, you will need about 200g worth.
I have splurged at the pick'n'mix stand and have 7 mini Snickers bars and a pile of mini M&M's. :D
Chewy Melty Snickers and M&M Cookies
Chewy Melty Snickers and M&M Cookies
Roughly chop up the chocolate bars,
Chewy Melty Snickers and M&M Cookies
and throw over a good handful of M&M's, mix through until evenly spread.
Chewy Melty Snickers and M&M Cookies
Drop spoonfuls onto prepared oven trays, leaving a couple of centimetres between them, as the cookies will spread.
Chewy Melty Snickers and M&M Cookies
Bake for between 16-20mins, until the edges of the cookies begin to turn golden.
Chewy Melty Snickers and M&M Cookies
Wait as long as you can for them to cool, and then attack!
Chewy Melty Snickers and M&M Cookies
Discovering random molten chocolate puddles in a large warm cookie? Awesome!
Chewy Melty Snickers and M&M Cookies

1woohoo snickers cookies! gotta love cookies with snickers in it!
by chocolatesuze on May 31st @ 10:24pm

2lol, they are soo good. The salty snickers balances out the sugaryness. Been eating them all day :)
by fivesquaremeals on Jun 1st @ 07:34pm

3is the butter supposed to be melted? I did this, and it didn't come together properly. tasted great, but didn't look anything like yours!!
by kate on Oct 16th @ 03:19pm

4@kate - yes, the butter should be melted. hmm, I make them fairly often and it always seems to come out ok, maybe try weighing the ingredients? or if it is a little moist, maybe add a bit more flour to the mixture until it is a better consistency. Also underbeating the butter/sugar mix will make everything moister, overbeating will make the mix split and it may not hold the butter as well. good luck! :)
by fivesquaremeals on Nov 14th @ 08:26pm

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