Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Peanut Butter Snickers Oatmeal Cookies for National Peanut Butter Month and Black Friday

 I would be remiss if I didn't have a post for National Peanut Butter Month, since between Scott, me and oh yah, Bailey. the dog., we go through one jar of peanut butter easily. Scott has half of a whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter every week day.  Maybe on weekends we have eggs or pancakes, otherwise it peanut butter and muffins.  I love peanut butter just as much, especially with peanut butter on a piece of banana, and so does Bailey. If you have ever given your dog a glop of peanut butter to eat, it so funny watch them try to eat it.  We have tried to take a video of her "on peanut butter", but of course by the time we get the camera ready, she has scarfed it down. We are sure that the video would "go viral."

I made these Peanut Butter Snicker Oatmeal cookies, because you guessed it, I had leftover Halloween candy. I purposely bought an extra bag of candy, but by the time I got to Walgreen's, they only had the Peanut butter Snickers left.  I wanted the original plain Snickers, but none were to be found. That happens with Hershey's Kisses at Christmas time, when I go to look for the Milk chocolate kisses and original M& M's.  The type that you grew up  and loved are in short supply. That's my rant for the day. Oh wait, How much is your peanut butter now? I have used Smucker's Natural Peanut Buttersince my kids were babies.  It's just peanuts and salt, no sugar or hydrogenated fats. Due to the "peanut shortage", this jar went from $2.49 to $3.29, at Super Target !!!

These cookies have the peanut butter of Snickers, and a little chocolate with the healthy oatmeal,  They are very good, and I actually made them for Cherise, my new DIL, who gave them the seal of approval.  They would also be good for all of you shoppers going out on Black Friday. Just slip some of these cookies in a baggie, and you are good to go.  You don't have to take the time stop and buy a snack. Do you go shopping on Black Friday?  Around here a lot of the stores will be opening at 12 AM Friday.  I won't be going then, but I might be there at 5AM, or so, because I will be going to the Northern Illinois University football game at 10AM, with my son. Chris and DIL, Emily.  We are all alums.  Go Huskies!

This recipe can adapted for someone doesn't like chocolate, like my son. The original recipe was Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip cookies.  You can halve the dough, add chopped Snickers to half of the dough, and add the Craisins to the other half of the dough, which is what I did. My son doesn't like White chocolate either. That way you can have two different kinds of cookies from one dough;)  Here are Todd's cookies, Oatmeal Craisin cookies.  These would be good for Black Friday shopping, too:)

Peanut Butter Snickers Oatmeal Cookies Adapted from


2/3c butter, softened
2/3 c brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
7-8 Fun size Peanut Butter Snickers, chopped or ¾ . Craisins


Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter  and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chopped Peanut Butter Snickers.  
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

Makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen cookies.


  1. Oh MY!!! Now that is a cookie that could win my heart. We love peanut butter here too, my son and I are somewhat addicted and never turn down a good pb dessert. Happy Thanksgiving Becky! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

  2. Kim- we love PB in anything, too.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

  3. Gotta have those yummy addictive, oh, so yummy!
    Happy Thanksgiving Becky, to you and your family!

  4. Elisabeth- Thank you your sweet words.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  5. Oooh, I love both versions! Yummy cookies, Becky~

  6. Wow, I just found your blog and I am loving those cookies, love the cranraisin with the white chocolate chips. Peanut butter's yummy too. Happy weekend!

  7. Peanut Butter, Snickers, Oatmeal! Say No more! I love them!!!

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