This was my first recipe I posted over at Saudilife the new place you will catch me writing at as well. You have to be a registered member to see The Saudi Kitchen which is all me. I hope you all check it out as I will be posting weekly and trying my best to make the recipes outstanding. But today I can not help myself to go ahead and give you this recipe. In the winter months I am cookie obsessed as I think all us Americans are.
THE earliest cookie-style cakes are thought to date back to 7th century Persia (now Iran). According to historians, sugar originated either in the lowlands of Bengal or elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Sugar spread to Persia and then to the Eastern Mediterranean. With the Muslim invasion of Spain, then the Crusades and the developing spice trade, the cooking techniques and ingredients of Arabia spread into Northern Europe. By the end of the 14th century, one could buy little filled wafers on the streets of Paris. Renaissance cookbooks were rich in cookie recipes. In the late 16th century, the English, Scotch, and Dutch immigrants originally brought the first cookies to the United States. So as you can see cookies have a long history throughout the world.
One thing I have always personally loved about cookies were the ability they had to change a moment. For a moment a cookie can take us away to a magical place and bring smiles on faces young to old. These delicious ‘Snicker Happy Cookies’ will do just that for your loved ones and yourself. Made with snickers, walnuts and peanut butter these fabulous little sweets will be hard to get away from. These are perfect for holidays, get together or by just letting your family know how special they are to you. Go ahead make a batch today even new bakers can follow this easy step by step recipe.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon hot water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped Snickers candy bars
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F (180 Celsius). In a large mixing bowl add butter, white sugar, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda, salt, peanut butter and hot water. With a hand mixer beat until combined.
2. Carefully add flour into bowl mixing until combined with the hand mixer. Add walnuts and Snickers and with a spoon combine well into the mixture.
3. On a cookie sheet drop or shape by hand 1 tablespoon of cookie dough 1-inch apart from one another. Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges are golden.
Yields: 60 cookies