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Snickers and bacon cookies are the perfect snack your football fans! A simple cookie recipe full of chopped up Snickers bar and bacon, this dessert recipe is sure to please everyone.
In just a matter of weeks it will be upon us. That time of year when every weekend is full of stadiums, cheerleaders, and marching bands. Yes, my friends, like it or not football season is almost upon us. I know for many women this one of the most dreaded times of years, but I live for football season. I love football! We are a house divided when it comes to teams, but we all agree that we love the sport. We spend all weekend watching football from August until February and that means we need lots of awesome football food. The way to my husband’s heart is through Snickers candy bars so I decided it was time to create a Snickers themed cookie perfect for football season.
I figured since football season is just beginning, I needed enough Snickers to last me a few months so I headed to Sam’s Club to buy a case of Snickers. That’s right a case of 48 Snickers candy bars is pretty much my husband’s idea of pure heaven.
As long as I was there, I also picked up a 105-count variety bag of mini-candy bars. I had a fun idea for decorations for these!
When it time to make the cookies, I decided they needed one more “manly” ingredient – bacon! I’ve never baked with bacon before and I figured cookies for football watching were the perfect opportunity to do so.
I used 4 full size Snickers bars for one batch of cookies. I cut them lengthwise and then chopped them up into cubes.
I used my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and substituted the chopped bacon and Snickers bars for the chocolate chips.
The trick to this cookie recipe is to scoop out your dough with a 1/4 cup measuring spoon and then splitting that in half. You put the “torn” part of the dough facing up on the cookie sheet. This helps the cookies to bake up nicely.
I had not anticipated that the Snickers would melt in the cookies, but they did. I was a little disappointed at first because the cookies had spread a lot more than they do with just chocolate chips, but they tasted amazing!
I found these fun football glasses at the dollar store and filled them up with the mini-Snickers bars. The brown wrappers work great to make them look brown like a football! Now we are all set for months full of “game days!”
- 2 cups plus 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 12 Tablespoons melted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
- 2 teaspoons. vanilla extract
- 4 Snickers Bars, chopped
- 4 piece of crispy bacon, chopped
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
- In bowl of electric mixer, mix butter and sugars until thoroughly combined.
- Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until combined.
- Add dry ingredients and beat at low-speed just until combined.
- Stir in Snickers and bacon.
- Roll a scant quarter-cup of dough into a ball.
- Holding dough ball in fingertips of both hands, pull apart into two equal halves.
- Put each half on parchment lined cookie sheet with jagged surfaces facing up (I put 9 on a sheet). Bake, until cookies are light golden brown and outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft and puffy (approximately 11-14 minutes).
- Do not overbake.
- Take them out just after they've risen and when they still look a little gooey in the middle.