Halloween was almost a week ago and I have the perfect solution for all that leftover candy. If you truly indulged in all the Halloween goodness and don’t have any leftover candy, (not judging, not judging…), I just got word that Target has their candy at least 70 percent off right now. And you will need them for these cookies, because they are amazing.
Farrah’s Treat or Treat Cookies
Recipe makes 2 dozen
- 1/2 cup (one stick) of butter, softened
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon hot water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 2/3 cup of Halloween candy, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla.
Dissolve the baking soda in hot water and add to the batter with the salt.
Stir in the flour and chopped candy into the batter.
Drop large spoonfuls onto parchment or silmat covered baking sheets. As you can see, I used both. [Friendly warning: Wax paper is not the same as parchment. Don’t do that.]
Bake for about 10-12 minutes until the edges are nicely browned.
Perfection! They’re absolutely delicious. And of course you can mix with whatever candy you’d like. You can keep it simple and only add Reese’s or Hershey bars. You can get crazy and add every different kind of candy you have. You can do candy corn. You can do anything!
Can’t wait to hear what you guys think! I’m thinking this is worthy of an annual after-Halloween tradition.