Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies

These cookies are so much fun! The best part is you can mix and match any way you want…so you might have an M&M and Milky Way cookie or just keep it simple and stick to Snickers or put three or four different kinds of candies in one cookie.

8 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks/chips
Halloween Candy (e.g. M&M’s, Rolos, Snickers, etc.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Beat in baking soda and salt. Add flour and stir until it is mixed in.

Stir chocolate chunks/chips into the dough.

Scoop 1/4 cups of dough onto cookie sheet and flatten slightly into mounds. Leave about 3 inches between cookies because they will spread as they bake. Press candy (decoratively) into cookie mounds. Mix and match it any way you would like.

Bake 14-16 minutes or until cookies are almost set. Do not overbake; centers should be slightly soft. Cool on baking sheet for about 7 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Makes about 12 cookies.

Did I change anything? Yes, I reduced the amount of chocolate chips…I figured there’s enough chocolate in the candy, but then I actually tasted the cookies and realized I should have put the whole cup in. Live and learn. 🙂

What does the family think? They are all at work and school right now, but I don’t think they are going to object to fresh, warm, whimsical cookies…although the kids might be a little ticked that I got into their candy. Oh well! 🙂

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