Snickers Candy Bar Cookies

When the end of Halloween came, I found myself with a number of fun-size Snicker bars hanging out at my house.  I could eat them myself or bring them into work, but it also seemed like a good chance to use them for baking.  I had friends who were moving, family driving through to see other family members, and an election to celebrate being over.  This recipe seemed like a sure-bet for some post-Halloween deliciousness.  It’s from our family cookbook, and is another one submitted by a cousin of mine.  On election night, it was the perfect slightly labor intensive cookie to put together while watching the results come in.

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Snickers Candy Bar Cookies

1 c margarine or butter
1 c sugar
2 eggs
3 c flour
1 c peanut butter
1 c brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
60 snicker or milky way miniatures, or 10 regular bars, cut into 1″ pieces, or funsize bars, but into 4 pieces

Mix together all ingredients except candy bars.  For each cookie, shape dough around candy piece, forming a ball.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly brown.  Cool and then drizzle with chocolate glaze: Combine 1 c powdered sugar and 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder.  Add 1 Tbsp milk, then additional milk 1 Tbsp at a time to make drizzling consistency.

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