The Halloween buzz is now over, but it likely left a giant pile of candy in its wake. These Scrap Candy Cookies are a great way to use up all that candy! The name says it all…these cookies are made from those scraps of leftover candy and treats you have laying around: chopped Snickers, Reese’s, graham crackers, pretzels, Kit-Kat’s…anything and everything you have on hand!
Ingredients: *Makes about 24 cookies
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup white sugar
- ¾ cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 3 cups white flour
- 1 cup chopped candy
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- ½ cup chopped “crunchies” (Rice Krispies’ cereal, pretzels, nuts, graham crackers, etc.)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (unless chilling the dough).
- In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream the brown sugar, white sugar and softened (but not melted!) butter until smooth.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until just mixed. (Don’t overmix or your cookies will be stiff).
- Add the baking soda, salt and flour and mix until just incorporated.
- Chop the candy and “crunchies” and gently mix into the dough, along with the chocolate chips.
- If desired, chill the dough in the refrigerator for 2-24 hours.
- Spray two baking sheets with non-stick spray or cover with parchment. Roll the dough into balls and spread evenly on the baking sheets.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. (We recommend taking them out slightly earlier than you usually would for an extra gooey, soft cookie).
- Allow to cool and enjoy!
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