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Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies

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COOK TIME
14 min
TOTAL TIME
14 minutes
SERVINGS

If you are like us, you had a lot of candy left over after the fun of Halloween. Your kids have 8 pounds of candy or you bought more candy than you actually handed out to the kiddos. Obviously, I continued to eat piece by piece as I walked by the candy bowl but I figured there was a way to stop me from eating all the candy in the next week and at the same time, prolong the Halloween candy love by adding it to cookies and freezing them for future weeks.

These are super easy cookies and literally you just chop up a variety of candy and throw it into the dough. That simple.

The freezing part is the genius of it all. After the dough is mixed, you scoop up the dough balls on the cookie sheet as usual. Then freeze the whole cookie sheet, dough balls and all, for about 15 minutes. This hardens up the balls enough so they don’t stick together. Then you can throw them all in a freezer safe bag and take a few out any time you want a candy cookie fix.

Obviously, you can bake them all immediately too. I ain’t mad at that at all, you do you. I know you have all kinds of candy still around your house, give these a try and let me know what you think!

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Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies

Perfect and fun way to use all that leftover Halloween candy. Grab your favorites and add them to my favorite cookie base. So fun!

Prep time:   |  Cook time: 14 min  |  Total: 14 minutes

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Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups leftover Halloween candy (about 30 bite-sized pieces chopped plus extra chunks to add to the tops)

Instructions

1. In a mixer, beat the butter, regular sugar and brown sugar together until smooth. Add the vanilla and eggs and beat again until well combined.
2. Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix again until combined. Add the chopped Halloween candy and mix on low speed.
3. To bake cookies right away- Scoop about 2 Tablespoons size of dough onto your cookie sheet prepared with parchment paper or Silpat about 2 inches apart. Press some more chunks of Halloween candy to the tops then bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes until the edges are just turning golden brown.
4. To freeze the cookie dough- Scoop 2 tablespoon-sized portions of dough onto the baking sheet prepared with parchment or Silpat. Press a few extra pieces of chopped candy into the tops of each scoop of cookie dough.
5. Place baking sheet in the freezer for at least 15 minutes. Take dough out of the freezer and transfer to a freezer-safe plastic container or plastic bag. Return the dough to the freezer and store until ready to bake. Dough can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
6. When craving a cookie, simply remove the number of cookies you want from the freezer and bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.

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