Colorful Candy Bar Cookies Recipe
Colorful Candy Bar Cookies Recipe
- 1/2 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 24 miniature Snickers candy bars
- Red and green colored sugar
- 1. In a small bowl, beat cookie dough and flour until combined. Shape 1-1/2 teaspoonfuls of dough around each candy bar. Roll in colored sugar.
- 2. Place 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.
1 serving (1 each) equals 93 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.
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"When I made these last year, they spread out all over the cookie sheet--even though they tasted good, I really wanted them to look like the ones in the picture. This year I made my own sugar cookie dough-didn't add any extra flour because I forgot!-and then placed the balls of dough into greased regular size muffin tins. Amazingly, they kept their shape! I did chill the dough and freeze the candy (I cut the candy in half first) before making the cookies."
"I let the cookie dough sit for a bit and then added the flour, then used my hands after stirring with a spoon to get all the flour mixed into the dough. The cookies turned out great for me."
"These were fairly good. I used snickers and milky way. Time consuming but I froze the candy bar pieces and had no problem at all with the filling melting out when I baked them. I would highly recommend freezing the candy bars before filling the cookies and baking them."
"These were just ok. They turned hard and didn't have much flavor. Wont be making again."
"These did not turn out at all and I did 1/2 with snickers and the other 1/2 with 3 muskateers, both came out flat and tasted aweful."
"I have made these cookies for the holidays using red and green colored sugar, and they were a nice seasonal addition to the cookie tray. People like the surprise inside! I did not get quite as many cookies as the recipe indicated."
"These cookies are a hit with my family and friends, everyone requests them at Christmas! I have tried to make with milky way also, but they didn't turn out so well, so I stick to the snickers. Great recipe!"
"I tried the with 1/2 of a mini mounds bar. They came out perfect. The ones I made with the snickers cracked and the caramel inside got hard. I only got 15 cookies out of 1/2 tube of dough."
"To make the cookies round like in the picture, use only enough dough to barely cover the candy. Too much dough makes the cookies flat."
"Mine did not make as many as the recipe said it would, but they did come out okay. Some leaked, but husband said it was just the caramel from the candy and it was tasty! A little time consuming, but worth it. Son put his in the microwave on the second day for about 10 second and boy, that them even better!"
"Mine did not make as many as the recipe said it would, but they did come out okay. Some leaked, but husband said it was just the caramel from the candy and it was tasty! A little time consuming, but worth it. Son put his in the microwave on the second day for about 10 second and boy, did that add to it!!!"
"After reading some of the reviews, I was afraid I might be disappointed with the results on this cookie. Instead, I was quite happy. The cookie, though they didn't look round like the pictures, came out tasting quite good. I liked them even better the next day!"
"Good concept, but hard to get to work. Mine were flat. Candy oozed out. Were hard after a day or two."
"They turned out hard as rocks.Did what the recipe called for,and will not make again."
"These are great cookies and were a hit at the party I took them to. Thw picture is prior to baking so don't expect them to remain in a ball as they aren't supposed to. After reading the many reviews here of people having trouble I almost didn't make them but I'm glad I did. I used pillsbury box sugar cookie mix and added the extra flour noted in the recipe. The box says it makes 3 dozen cookies and that is pretty much what I got out of the recipe. To help prevent oozing I froze the candy and refrigerated the dough for 15 to 30 minutes. The cookies came out wonderful. My 4 year old loved rolling in the colored sugar which I made myself at home with foodcoloring to save some money. Definitely will make again to take to cookie exchanges or for an office party!"
"These turned out perfectly for me. I DID have to use a whole tube of cookie dough and doubled the flour. I made sure the cookie dough was a bit thicker when I wrapped them around the snickers bar to avoid them falling apart like a lot of the reviews said happened."
"The first time I made them they flattened out but still tasted great. The second time I dropped them into a mini muffin tin before baking and the appearance was much better and everyone enjoyed them more. I will always use this method in the future. Just make sure you don't try to remove them from the pan until completely cool."
"Mine, too, fell flat. I froze the candy. I added more flour. To no avail. However.. I was able to salvage them .. by cooling them on the parchment, not on a rack. As they cooled, the candy also firmed up, so it didn't leak! Very tasty even if not so pretty as the recipe's picture. Sure would love to know how to keep them round! Maybe it's the brand of cookie dough? I tried Pillsbury's .. both regular and the peppermint.. same results."
"These would have been much better with a chocolate kiss or mini Dove in the middle. The Snicker makes them taste like a regular chunky peanut butter cookie to me. I used a whole tube of sugar cookie dough and 1/2 cup of flour, too much flour, dough way too dry. I had to squeeze dough together by hand to get it to stick. The snickers oozed out of mine, guess I didn't have enough cookie dough wrapped around - Not too bad tasting tho not something I will make again."
"These were awesome! From some of the posts here I can see where I started with some similar problems. I used a scratch sugar cookie dough with extra flour. After forming a few balls I baked a test batch and found the dough needed more flour. Once I got the right dough consistency (make notes!) the cookie kept its shape perfectly! I used about a tablespoon of dough for each cookie and after wrapping the candy I rolled it in my hands to make them round. Once I got a system, I was able to bang these out with no problem. Will make these a regular in my Christmas baking!"
"I liked the simpleness of the cookie but could not figure out how to keep the cookies round like the picture showed."
"I followed the recipe exactly but made a double batch since 1/2 a tube of cookie dough did not seem enough. The double recipe barely made 24 cookies. They were wonderful when fresh, but the next day they were as hard as a rock. I had made them for my daughter and her friends and they would not even eat them because they were so hard, I had to throw them away. Would like a version that would work better. I am going to try modify the recipe and see if I can make it work because I really did like these."
"My mother-in-law calls these "Sin Cookies" ....they are so good, and the little that did leak out just made them even more ooooey-gooey!"
"I loved the idea of a candy filled cookie and it looked very easy to make. But I'm very disappointed they flattened out and looked nothing like the picture no matter what I tried. If there is a solution to the flattening out problem, I might try it again. But overall it was a waste of time making these."
"easy and sooooo yummy!"
"I thought these would be great for shipping, but they were a disappointment. I was very careful, even testing oven temp when 1st try didn't turn out well. Cookies cracked, candy oozed. My husband, who loves cookies and snickers, rated this one a "don't bother making these again" failed experiment."
"Awsome and easy, going to make it every year"
"very easy and quick to make. i used a variety of mini candy bars inside of mine."
"by reading all of the review, and see that will work for others, and than it will work me, to make it more flavorful or lot better for me to do, that will be hard to on this! Anyway, excellent to do a SCRATCH on recipes. The more I play with my food, the more I love cooking, to make a recipe that will work for me, that is!! Than I can do the happy food dance that I like to do!! I've will added this to my recipe book with my additions. THANK YOU!! YOU all have to read the review first to do it right !!!!"
"I just made these and I must say it was just about a failure. I'm not sure what went on, but they flattened out and the candy oozed. I was not impressed, but they did taste good however. I doubt I make them again,but I would like to know what I did wrong."
"I would only make them again because my kid's loved them. I found them lacking in flavor and didn't like the texture."
"I will make this recipe again and again. My family loves it!"
"Made this for Christmas and used Pilsbury's Peppermint Sugar Cookie refrigerated dough for the holidays. They were a big hit with my family. Used different types of candy bars and cut them in half. The cookies flattened out, yet no candy leaked out. Will definitely be making these again."
"I used my sugar cookie recipe. Theres were a big hit!"
"I made the cookies again with almond joy and reese's cups. I used self rising flour again. I think that may help the candy from oozing because it didn't. I liked the reese's cup ones the best. I swirled hershey's chocolate syrup on them while they were still warm! They were pretty tasty!"
"I might try making these with malted balls (whoppers) and packaged sugar cookie dough. If they fall flat and the candy melts I'll let you know."
"Basically these were blobs of dough with melted candy oozing out of them. They looked nothing like the picture. Tried using a different oven rack and added more cooking time. No luck. Tasted good, but I wouldn't serve them to anyone."
"really good turned out perfect this is my first time making them and i am very impressed i didnt use the refrigerated tube kind of sugar cookie tho i used the box make your self kind and added the 1/4 c. flour....perfecto!!!!!!"
"I used self rising flour because I didn't have the all purpose. They didn't fall flat, but they didn't look like the pretty little balls in the picture either. If you look closely @ the picture, they seem to be uncooked! I cut the candy bars in inch pieces, then quartered them because i had read the reviews already about the candy oozing. They did fine. I also used a utensil for cookie dough similare to a small ice cream scooper, so I only got 7 cookies, but they were delicious!"
"I thought these were good....use 1/2 candy bar to prevent oozing. they did flatten out, but got 2 thumbs up from my family!"
"[quote user="Beenaroundawhile"]or maybe it's just me whose a complete idiot..[/quote]I'm sure you're not an idiot. These recipes are all tested here in Taste of Home's Test Kitchen before they're sent out into the world and sometimes they don't quite work the same way for some reason. I read tons of these reviews everyday and when I see a recipe like this that folks are struggling with I flag it & send it back to the Test Kitchen so they can run through it again. It doesn't always get retested right away but generally they'll play with it and come back with notes to help home cooks like you through the rough spots! Keep Cooking! Sue"
"Is anyone else out there who is tired of following a recipe exactly and it doesn't turn out? I'm beginning to think I didn't get "the memo". Have to agree with majority of reviews...turned out flat and ugly! Sure wish websites could address the numbers of frustrated home cooks who have problems - or maybe it's just me whose a complete idiot...!"
"Tastes good, but went flat and the candy came out like other reviewers said. I only got 32 out of the full tube of dough. I have made this before with my own chocolate chip dough and they were fine. I think you just need to put more dough around them."
"I don't know what happened but, the cookies spread out, and I only got 6 cookies out of half a roll of cookie dough???I will try once more. What's the secret?"
"Thanks for the tip! Will have to try that next time. Did you use the full 8 oz's? "
"The cookies are delicious! I froze the candy bars before baking these and I didn't have any issues with candy ooz out. Just make sure you keep a close eye on them. They didn't turn out like the round ones in the pic but they were still pretty. Will make again to try and perfect"
"Mine did go flat but still tasted great."
"The problem with the directions is that it doesn't indicate how much dough you should use except 1/2 of a tube. I used 8 oz and they kept their shape. Everyone loved them. I used the mint candy bar like was suggested the dip those in the green sugar for those with peanut allergies."
"Did not like these at all. They went flat and the candy oozed out."
"My adult party guests as well as my grandchildren enjoy the surprise inside of this traditional-appearing sugar cookie. Personally, I can't resist the sugary, but salty peanut combination. Really easy to make!"
"I had trouble with the candy coming out of the cookie when baked. I even used more of the cookie dough and it still leaked."
"So Amy do yours stay in balls. If so how do you do it. thanks"
"I agree cookies went flat and not fully baked at 350. Test cooks evidently didn't try the recipe"
"I asked for requests for this year's Christmas baking and, independently, each person asked for these cookies (hubby, and two boys) plus excited inquiries from other mother's going to this year's cookie exchange, "You are going to make those candy bar cookies, right?". They are incredibly easy and are eaten quickly!"
"My cookie flattened out and the candy just flattened out with it. But it tasted wonderful. Making again and I froze the candy and added a little more flour so we shall see. They are baking now. Ok they are better this time but definately do not stay in the cute little balls that the picture shows."
"Refrigerated the candy first. No problem with flattening"
"I used an extra amount of the cookie dough mixture to wrap each Snickers piece. This prevented them from becoming flat and i had no candy leak out. The down side is that since i used extra dough, it made less than the serving amount the recipe suggested. But they looked great and weren't flat!!!"
"I used extra dough to wrap each Snickers piece. This prevented them from becoming flat and i had no candy leak out."
"These cookies were way too sweet. However, my daughter invented a different version of this cookie. She wrapped the cookie dough around a Hershey Candy Cane Kiss and shaped it into the same shape of the kiss, sprinkled it with regular sugar and it was very good. Tasted like a mint sugar cookie."
"looked and sounded easy enough but they flattened out, the heavier candy fell out while on the cooling rack and stuck to the parchment. now left with holey cookies. definitely will not make again!"
"Can't believe this is so easy and delicious! You can use any candy bar you choose!"
"What's the secret from keeping them from going flat?"
"I went exactly by this recipe and the cookies fell flat. Taste good, but look horrible."
"I have been making these cookies for years, but use my peanut butter cookie recipe, then drizzle white and milk chocolate over top. Very good."
"Amazingly easy! Big hit with everyone! I also used other candies and where great too! Definitely making these again this year :)"
"I made these cookies last year and will make them again this year. They were a big hit"
"I've made these several times with different candy, all receiving raves. My favorite is with Mint Three Musketeers. I normally just dip the tops in colored sugar."
"I made this cookies with my own sugar cookie dough and they came out flat. I would suggest using refridgerater cookie dough,if you do use your own sugar cookie dough add more flour."
"Everyone loved these. The entire container was gone in one day. I used a tub of sugar cookie dough from the fundraiser 31 oz and added 1 1/4 cup of flour. They were great. The thinner the cookie dough the better (I think)"
"I made this one for my famliy Christmas party..Only I made my own dough instead of buying frozen stuff.. I just used the recipe for sugar cookies to do it...And I also used Snickers and 3 Musketeers inside them..Everyone loved them and they were the best when warm!"
"Cookies were very tasty and everyone loved them. Easy to make. I have only seen one size roll of dough, and wanted to make a lot so I used the entire roll, with 1/2 cup flour - and it made 22 cookies!! So, I had lots of extra unwrapped candy bars left over - but they didn't last long around my house either. Cookies did flatten some, but were rounded and pretty."
"This is a great recipe. It is fast , looks attractive, taste good, and doesn't take many ingredients."
"Incredibly easy to make, incredibly quick to bake and incredibly quick to disappear ....they are sooo good!!!"
"Nestle's Sugar Cookie dough is only in tubs not tubes in our area. I bought an 18 oz tub of dough and used one half with 1/4 cup flour. Covered the candy and then rolled it in my palm to make a ball. They did not flatten and do look like the picture. I do not think they tasted quite as good as they looked but were very good. Made some 3-Musketeers and some Snickers. I only got 16 cookies from the half tub of dough not 24 so maybe I need to make the covering a little thinner!"
"They looked nothing like the picture. I used Snickers bars and they all flattened out. I played with how much dough to put around them and that didn't make a difference at all. They tasted good, but looked like plain sugar cookies in the end, which was a disappointing cookie to take to a cookie exchange."
"Made these for a cookie exchange last year...they were devoured. I didn't have any problems with them flattening out."
"I finally tackled the recipe even though I wasn't sure of the exact size cookie dough tube to use. I ended up using a full one of the smaller size. Evidently this wasn't correct because the cookies spread out all over and just looked like a mess. The first batch I made were made with the Snicker Bars and they flattened out and the second batch I made, I used Pearson mint patties and froze them first. They were even worse when I took them out of the oven. I guess you are supposed to use half of a large tube but until I know for sure, I will not waste the time or money on ingredients."
"These were good, but didn't stay round after baking, a little flatter, but still pretty."
"My cookies spread out and did not look like the picture at all. It looks like they are made with 1/2 pieces of the candy bars instead of a whole piece."
"These are awesome and took no time at all.They were very good hot and when cooled too!Break out the milk you will need it."
"I haven't made this yet but I thought they looked very good. My biggest set back is what size cookie dough tube are they talking about to half. There are two sizes. If it is the biggest one, could you just use one of the smaller rolls? This might make a difference why some of the cookies were flat. I'm ready to make them right now but not sure if that 1/2 cup flour would be for 1/2 of a large roll, 1/2 of a small roll or just what. It sure would be nice to have the oz. given for what size to use. They look good enough to rate high but until I make them, I would not be sure how they would taste."
"These tasted wonderful but it looked nothing like the picture. Maybe it was the premade dough I used because the cookie went flat and there was a chunk of candy in the middle. However it tasted very good!"
"I tried a variety of candy bars the only one that didn't work so well was twix. But Milky Way, 3 Musketeers and Reese's cups all worked well!"
"had to make a second batch because the first batch was almost gone immediately. I used mint milky ways and rolled them in the green sugar and snickers in the red sugar so people could tell them apart. The snickers ones fell flat (nobody seemed to care) but the milky way ones held their shape nicely. Followed the recipe exactly and it was perfect!"
"This is a favorite of my family and friends. I make them with peanut butter cookie dough"
"Just by the looks of these cookies, I would use this recipe! Dawn E. Lowenstein"
"I would have given this recipe three stars as it was presented. What I did was substitute chocolate chip tube cookie dough for the sugar cookie and I added a miniature Reese peanut-butter cup instead of snickers. Then it really was a five star cookie. They held their shape better too. No one could get enough. Yum! Also I left off the sugar."
"Yummy cookies. Would give 5 stars, but they don't turn out like the picture. I used milky way bars and everybody loved them. Don't skimp on the candy, it gives them their shape."
"I didn't quite follow the directions and didn't add the flour!! The cookies were still DELICIOUS but they did flatten out when I cooked them. I took them to a cookie swap and had many rave reviews. They were sooooo easy to make. I have passed the recipe along to a friend who needs something easy to make for a cookie swap at work--I warned her to follow the directions and add the flour!!"
"Delicious. Most people can't figure out what's inside -- they just know they really like them. Have already made 3 batches this holiday season."
"We love making these cookies. My young children really enjoy it..even my 2 year old could make these ones last year. They are on our list to make again this year."
"These are a hit with adults and children and are great for a cookie exchange. They look good, taste delicious and are a snap to make."
"This has become a traditional christmas cookie in my house."
"I made these with many different candy bars, but the Milky Way ones got the best reviews. Very simple to make, but no one would know! :)"
"I made these as gifts for teachers at the end of the school year and they all raved about them. The only problem I had is that they didn't stay round. I will chill the completed balls before baking next time."
"I made two batches. One with the Snickers and one with coarsely chopped Andies Chocolate Mint Bars instead of the Snickers. It was delicious!"
"These were so easy to make and delicious too. The grandchildren will love helping me with these."
"Very easy to make and very very tasty.. Hardest part was unwrapping the Snicker's bars. ha ha... seriously these will become a Holiday favorite at my house"
"The more dough you put around candy makes the cookie spread more.Does not come out like the photo."
"Rollos are even better!"
"What an easy one. Thanks. I will makes these while my 8 year old GD is here over the holidays. Should be fun for her too. Thanks again."
"If making these for parties at school, choose candies without nuts as many people are allergic to nuts. Nestle Crunch pieces are fun.merrymary75"
"This would be great with the cherry flavored 3 muskateers. YUM!!!"
"How about a little Reese's peanut butter cup, or a Rolo?"
"I think that Andes mints would be yummy too!"
"Can you use any other candy bar than Snickers?"
"They have been a hit with my friends and family as well! A nice addition to any holiday cookie tray!"
"I can't wait to try them!Bjrich"
"I think this will be a quick and simple treat to share."
"I've made these the past several years and they always get great reviews. Very easy to make and delicious!"
"quick and easy! my youngest 4-H kids will serve these with such a big smile! thanx"
"Wow! Doesn't get any simpler than that! I just might have to whip up a batch before Christmas! Thanks!!"