If you're a regular reader, you know that our shower was leaking through the ceiling and had to be fixed.
And since it's an old house that hasn't been updated much since it was built, our landlords decided it was probably best to re-do the shower, two of the bathroom walls, and also the floor.
This means we've had a contractor here every day this past week, working on the bathroom (which, by the way, was apparently fortified to withstand a nuclear attack - the walls consisted of not only plaster but also wire mesh, steel bars, and 2 inches of concrete!)
The contractor was here while I was making the chocolate mousse, and one of his workers caught me out in the back of our house taking photographs. I know how odd this must have looked, so I explained that I have a food blog and was taking pictures for a post.
Then later I was talking to them all, and he brought up the blog to his co-workers. "This girl has the luckiest husband in the world," he said. "She has a food blog."
This was met with a murmur of excitement, and prompted comments about food they had smelled in the house previously (namely slow-cooker pulled pork - more on that soon!) so I offered to make them something.
I knew I had to find something extra delicious, so I went to one of my go-to baking blogs - Brown Eyed Baker. I'm sure a lot of you are already familiar with it, but if you haven't checked it out you must. She has the most mouth-watering desserts!
I found these cookies and knew I had a winner. What's not to like about soft, sugary peanut butter cookies with chunks of Snickers and milk chocolate chips?
I saved a few for Mr. Vittles and I, and left the rest in a ziploc bag in the bathroom. The next day, I never saw the contractor and his guys but the entire bag was gone so... I guess they weren't too bad. :)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Snickers Cookies
- 1¼ C. all-purpose flour
- ¾ t. baking soda
- ½ t. baking powder
- ¼ t. salt
- ½ C. unsalted butter, softened
- 1 C. creamy peanut butter
- ¾ C. granulated sugar
- ½ C. light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 T. milk
- 1 t. vanilla extract
- 1½ C. chopped Snickers candy bars (about 4 regular size bars)
- 3/4 C. milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats, and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and the peanut butter together until fluffy. Add the sugars and beat until smooth. Add the egg and mix until combined. Add the milk and the vanilla extract and mix again.
Add the flour mixture and beat until flour disappears. Stir in the chopped Snickers and chocolate chips.
Drop by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets. Gently flatten each cookie ball with the palm of your hand. Bake for 10-11 minutes, or until cookies are slightly brown on the edges.
Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for about 5 to 10 minutes, then remove to a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Makes 24.
Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker