Betty Crockers has a line of cookie mix, cupcake mix, brownie mix and even pancake mix. One good thing about their products is that it's really simple and convenient to do; especially great for beginners at baking. Their instructions are easy to understand and follow. Plus, they usually have a special recipe on each product. You can find different ones on their products and try them out. For this particular pack, it's a recipe called Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars. The name of the recipe already sounds super delicious. Shall try baking this in future. hehe.
Anyway, on to the recipe. Here's how I did it.
First off, you need to get your stuff ready. I'm making a lot of cookies so I'm using 2 packs. Thus, my other ingredients doubled too. But one pack is really enough. You can get more than 20 cookies depending on the size you want.
1 packet of Betty Crockers Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix
1/4 Cup of Vegetable Oil
2 Tablespoons of Water
1 Packet of Snickers Fun Size (12 pcs)
Step 1: Before anything else, preheat oven to 350F (176C). Stir the cookie mix, oil, water and egg in a fairly big bowl. I'm using my favorite green mixing bowl. If you know me well, you'd know that I love bright colored utensils and kitchenware. Sometimes, I like walking to department stores to see the pretty pans and bowls. I have a small green frying pan too!
|Cookie Mix + Egg Mix|
Step 2: By now, you should have taken your packet out of the fridge and let it settle to room temperature. That way, it'll be easier to cut them. Basically you slice each bar into six pieces. You don't have to use the whole packet, about 6-8 bars will give be enough.
Once you're done with that. You can start dropping large spoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Unfortunately, I ran out of cookie sheet so I just greased on the pan. Please do get the baking sheet though. I prefer to roll the dough up in balls with my hands. I have a habit of spreading some margarine on my hand so the cookie dough doesn't stick to my hands and gives me problems.You can use a spoon if you don't wanna get down and messy. Then, flatten the dough and insert a piece of chopped up Snickers in the center. Wrap the dough around the Snickers. Do ensure to totally cover up the whole piece or the Snickers might start seeping out when baking later.
Looks kinda like a chocolate ball at the end huh? Moving on, time for step 3.
Step 3: Align the cookies on the pan at least 2 inches apart. You don't want your cookies to merge halfway through baking now. With that, you're ready to bake them cookies. I only baked 9 pieces of cookies since it's a first attempt with Snickers. So in case it doesn't go well, it won't be such a waste.
Here's an estimated bake time. For a regular size cookie, its 8-10 mins for a shiny pan and 7-9 mins for a dark/non-stick pan. For a large size cookie, it's 11-15 mins for a shiny pan and 10-14 mins for a dark/non-stick one. Fyi, I'm making large cookies and using a dark/non-stick pan. This time round I'm gonna use my toaster oven instead of the huge oven I always use. I'm trying to save power. I've never really used my toaster oven other than for making brownies, honey cornflakes, pizza and toast. Hmm.. I guess I actually do use it a lot. But it's a first for cookies. Anyway, just bake as directed or just until its sets (the center will be soft). Then, let it cool for a minute or so before removing them from the sheet/ pan.
|This is the toaster oven I'm using.|
|Selfie while waiting for cookies to bake because I'm bored. |
And yes, that's my 'baking' hairstyle.
Initially as I was watching the cookies, they're weren't really baking well so I had to adjust my settings. I increased the temperature to about 200C and left them over 15 mins. That's the problem with toaster ovens, they're not as strong heat-wise compared to the conventional oven. So do take note and make necessary adjustments if you'r using one. Many people have been asking me about baking using toaster ovens so I hope this helps. Oh and just to make it clear, if your toaster oven is the old version with no temperature dial, you can't bake cookies or cakes well. After I let it cool, I then begun my taste test. So ta-da! Here's my cookies.
Yes, they're a quite bumpy but it's mainly because they have a lot of chocolate chunks inside. Taste-wise? It's just sinfully delicious. I think I put a little too much water cause the cookies are a bit soft and I prefer my cookies to be crunchy and hard. However, once I took a bite, the hardness of the cookie didn't really matter anymore. The combination of double chocolate cookies and Snickers are extremely good! It's a little like caramel chocolate cookies. Fattening with every bite. And purposely made the cookies large. haha.
|Look at that Snickers.|
|See that Snickers oozing out. Yums!|
Luckily, I had made 9 pieces only. I don't think I'll be able to finish all that Double Chocolate Snickers Cookie. I can only take so much sweetness. In the end, I kept the remaining cookie dough in the fridge so I could bake ordinary Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies sometime later. Yes, you can store your bowl of cookie dough, covered with plastic film, in the refrigerator and bake later. Well, that's it for the cookie recipe. I'm probably not gonna bake for awhile now till my exams are over in May. But I wonder how much calories I gained for eating those Snickers cookies... And at night too. :(