A few months ago I took a drive with my sis in law Sheri to a cute little cafe up a local canyon. Kind of a summer kick off lunch adventure. We ate outside, talked, laughed and enjoyed the beautiful summer afternoon. We left with about 4 desserts each. Most normal people want to try several desserts, but use common sense and restrain (or is it restraint?). Our motto- Leave no dessert unturned, untried. Whatever. So we loaded up on almost everything in the dessert case. They all LOOKED really yummy. You know the type. Great presentation. Beautiful cases to show off the sweets while customers wait for a table…The carrot cake was a little oily. note: like this carrot cake better. The chocolate cake beautiful, but a little dry. note: like this cake better. The big sugar cookie- a little cakey. note: no contest, this cookie is better. In fairness, we didn’t try any cheesecake. Have I ever told you I don’t like cheesecake?? I know, you feel sorry for me. It’s the one dessert that doesn’t tempt me. Not even a little bit. Anyway – I did find one treat I liked- a lot. It was a Snickers cookie. I think it had a peanut butter cookie base. I tasted so many desserts that day, I can’t really remember. I was in a bit of a sugar stupor- it’s all a blur now. Last night I found a peanut butter cookie recipe, made a few adjustments, and added a piece of Snickers to the middle. It was a reincarnation of that cookie. Big, soft, peanut butter cookie with a chewy chocolaty carmely surprise in the middle. Better than a candy bar. The perfect treat for tailgating. The perfect after school snack.The perfect end to summer treat.
Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies