Every Halloween we have LOTS of candy that I prefer my kids not eat and rather not drag it out for a long time either… So one year I decided to sneak into their stash and get all the candy bars that I could find and create some cookies to use them up. 🙂 They weren’t too happy with me for stealing their candy without asking, but when they tried the cookies all was soon FORGIVEN! 😉
Now they go through and give me as much as they can part with to repeat the cookies every year.
Here is the basic recipe that I follow
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter (no margarine)
1 Tbsp. vanilla
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3 cups flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
3-4 cups of cut up candy bar mixture and some chocolate chips too.
**I put in m&ms, snickers, crunch bars, Hershey’s chocolate bars, almond joy (all bars are cut up into small chunks)…. the choice of what candy is yours 🙂
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine sugars. Add in butter and cream together with the sugar. Add vanilla and eggs. Mix together. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt (I combine all of this in the sifter and then sift them). Add to the creamed mixture. Mix well (the dough will be stiff). Add the chocolate chip, candy bar mixture. Mix well to make sure enough dough surrounds the added goodness!
Line the cookie sheets with parchment paper. Take a spoon full of dough and put it on the cookie sheet. You should fit about 12 per sheet. (I roll mine into a ball then sort of squish it down a little but you could probably just put the spoon full directly on parchment)Bake 10-12 minutes. Be sure not to over cook them or they will end up being hard discs LOL… they should look a little under done and almost getting golden on top (but they will be golden on the bottoms) Remove from oven and let set for a minute or two then remove the cookies and place on wire racks to cool . Enjoy!