Can you even believe it’s almost Halloween?!
I’ll tell you what’s even crazier though…how addicting these Halloween Candy Cookies are. An ooey, gooey mess of goodness, tempting me every time I walk through my kitchen.
Definition of “Halloween Candy Cookie:” Leftover deliciousness, chopped into tiny pieces and baked into an even more delicious creation.
The inspiration for these cookies came from a recent trip to Ouray, Colorado. Ouray is a charming little mountain town that happens to have the most incredible ice cream/candy shop. The shop makes lots of chocolates, so naturally, they end up having leftover “scraps.” Instead of throwing them away (gasp), they bake them into cookies! And the result? Divinity.
These cookies are great for around Halloween time, because you know…candy. And more candy. And more candy. In this particular batch, I used chunks of chopped CANDYS????? But please don’t let that combo define your Halloween Candy Cookie. This recipe calls for creativity on your end! The crazier the combo, the better.
So, when your Halloween candy begins to dwindle, reach to the bottom of the bowl and grab a handful of the survivors. Chop them up and bake them into these tasty little cookies! 🙂
And have a HaPpY HaLlowEen!
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 lb. butter, slightly softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour
- 3/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup chopped candy bars (get creative!)
- Preheat the oven to 375º F.
- In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream the sugars 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 dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.
- Chop the candy and gently mix into the dough.
- Cover baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll the dough into balls and spread evenly on the baking sheets.
- Bake for 7 minutes.
- Allow to cool and enjoy!
These look amazing. Love the idea of using leftover candy to make cookies. So clever!
I had these at Mouse’s chocolate shop in Ouray also and they were the best cookies I have ever had in my life! I’m pinning this for after Halloween :). Now I want to go to Ouray….thanks a lot 😉
Shannon! I’m so glad you got to experience Ouray’s scrap cookies as well. Now you can make your own! (Or try to justify a trip back just for those dang cookies…)