Halloween Candy Cookies

Halloween Candy Cookies

Yield: Makes 4 dozen cookies

Dessert

Ingredients

  • 3 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2-3 cups candy bits,* coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. n a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Beat butter and sugars together with a mixer until very light, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla.
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add flour mixture and mix just until combined, 5-10 seconds. Stir in candy bits.
  5. Drop dough by tablespoons onto a baking sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes and remove from pan to cool completely. Drizzle with melted chocolate (from chocolate bars), if you so desire.**

Notes

*Almost any candy from your trick-or-treat bag will work in this recipe. Chop up the candy bars. Cut licorice and jelly beans. Even crushed lifesavers will be a tasty addition to your cookies. Candy corn can be added whole. Mix and match your candy to make a treat-filled Halloween cookie.

**If you want to dip or drizzle your cookies in chocolate, gather all the plain chocolate bars from your candy bag. Place them is a microwave-safe bowl and melt, stirring every 30 seconds. If needed, add a tablespoon of shortening for a smoother texture.

Equipment needed: Measuring cups and spoons, Large bowls (2), Electric mixer, Whisk, Baking sheet, Knife and a Spatula.

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