Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Total Time
1 Hour 50 Mins
Makes 3 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat until blended.

Step 2

Stir together flour and next 2 ingredients in a small bowl. Add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350°. Shape about 2 Tbsp. dough around each nougat bar, using lightly floured hands, and roll into balls. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased or parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 13 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks.

Step 5

Note: We tested with Snickers Minis.

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent Cookie

June 07, 2016
I made the dough exactly and chilled! The dough was crazy yummy btw.  It tastes like the inside of a Reeses Cup.  I used peanut butter cups based on a review but I think the dough had plenty of peanut buttery flavor.  I also made some with Hershey Kisses on top (instead of the pb cup).  I usually under bake my cookies but liked these best cooked until brown.  I think due to all the butter, sugar, and peanut butter they taste too greasy underbaked.  I accidentally cooked some too long and they're very dark, but still nice and chewy not crunchy at all, even the next day.  I don't think you can over bake them until they're burnt.  The only downside is the are crazy rich.  After one cookie, I'm done.

ccroft4's Review

October 20, 2013
Best way to add peanut butter to add flavor is to use a reeses cup in place of the snicker bar. :-)

Danika12's Review

December 21, 2011
Could use a little more peanut butter to dial the flavor up a little.

Sheba751's Review

December 02, 2011
How can this recipe be flour-less with 2 cups of flour?

cheese75's Review

July 24, 2011
My family loved these cookies. Easy to make and even good without the snickers. I am always looking for good recipes for our annual Christmas cookie exchange. This will be a hit!

kitchenren's Review

March 28, 2011
LOVE these cookies!! Also the dough is fantastic without anything added in. Just a great peanut butter cookie, period. I also made some with chocolate chips instead of the candy bars and WOW....yumminess! Love that the dough keeps well in the fridge, too.

cyndemmm's Review

December 13, 2010
Excellent cookie - but very RICH. I made 4 types of cookies for my daughter to judge - she loved this best!

Gillian1's Review

December 09, 2010
The best cookie I ever made. Made several batches without the candy filling and they were very good also. Dough is easiest to handle after resting in the fridge for a few days. This is a keeper!