Thursday, November 04, 2010

Halloween Candy Cookies

I really can't stand Halloween candy sitting around, gnawing at my children's brains, waiting to throw them into sugar highs and crying fits. Ick. That's the down part of motherhood. Plus there's the good possibility that I'll ask (or sneak) a piece of candy here and there until it's all gone, and that's probably my bigger fear!

The up part of motherhood is being clever with the candy. This year I took most of the chocolate items (the delicacy!) from the bags of my two younger children and made cookies.

First, chop up as many candy bars as you can into little bite-size chunks. Add the M-n-Ms. Maybe not the skittles. Throw them in the fridge so they don't fall apart while mixing into the dough, while you make the dough.

That's the second part. Use your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe base. Mine is at the bottom of this post (and it's totally okay to cheat...I didn't refrigerate the dough before baking, and I only used all-purpose flour; I was obviously anxious to use up those bars).

Stir in the goodness. (I added a generous 4 cups of candy to the cookie dough.)

Follow the baking directions for the recipe, making cookies that aren't too big. Let them cool 3-4 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing them to a cooling rack, or they'll likely stick.

If you were wise in your choices, you'll have toffee, nutty, crunchy, peanut buttery goodness throughout the cookies. And, if you're lucky enough to have lots of friends, I suggest giving most of the cookies away immediately.

Get 'em while they're hot!


char_char said...

Yummy. I am going to try this. Question, how long did the cookies last?

Rachel said...

I took them to a bike race immediately after baking them, so not long.

michele said...

Yummy and that's a good idea.

Did you think about sprinkling them with Pixy Stix powder?

Heidi said...

Great that cookie dough recipe too.

Seth and Sarah said...

Who is this person posting on your blog? I thought this was discontinued long ago.....

They do look good though. You can tell whoever is responsible that we'll be looking forward to more posts!