So, here we are. A few days post Halloween. Kids are coming down off their sugar highs. Costumes have been discarded into a heap in a dark corner of the closet and there is a giant bucket of candy sitting on the counter.
Calling my name.
“You know you can’t resist my chocolaty goodness!”
And I really can’t. They know me so well. Especially those Almond Joys. It takes every ounce of willpower to resist them. I fail most of the time. Just ask my jeans.
That’s why they have to go. Even though I love them so. If you are picturing me as Smeagol from Lord of the Rings, eagerly wringing his hands together, wide-eyed and drooling, I would say that would be an accurate interpretation.
Fortunately, school was having a bake sale and I thought, hmmm I’ll just throw them all in and see what happens. It would be a win-win.
White Chocolate KitKat…good
All together in a chewy cookie dough…Real good!
I used a basic dough and simply loaded it with coarsely chopped candy bars and the result was delicious. These got rave reviews. They were thin and chewy with slightly crisp edges and loaded with chocolate.
Oh yeh, and I got to say farewell to those bite size diet busters. If you’re a brownie fan, check this one out too. You’ll be candy free in no time.
Trick or Treat Cookies
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp salt
1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2-3 c. chopped miscellaneous chocolate candy**
Preheat oven to 350F and line cookie sheets with parchment.
Combine all dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Gradually add dry ingredients until incorporated. Stir in candy.
Drop by heaping tablespoons onto baking sheets.
Bake 10-12 minutes until lightly golden. Cool on baking sheets for a 2-3 minutes then remove to wire rack to complete cooling.
**I usually press some of the candy onto the top of the cookie before baking. M&Ms and Reese’s Pieces are great for that