Sunday, January 16, 2011

Leftover Christmas Candy Cookies

It's time to start emptying the home of any leftover Christmas candy--for some of you, this may also include Halloween candy. :)

These cookies don't look like much, but they're pretty tasty. They have a nice chewy consistency that one of my taste testers said made them rather addictive.

Leftover Christmas Candy Cookies

2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups of cut-up leftover Christmas candy

Preheat oven to 375.

Make sure your candy is cut into small pieces. You can leave M&Ms as they are.

In a medium-sized bowl, stir together flour, salt, and baking soda.

In a large mixer bowl, beat together the butter, both kinds of sugar, and the vanilla extract. Add the eggs one at a time and beat thoroughly. Slowly, beat in the flour mixture. Remove bowl from mixer and fold in the Christmas candy. Drop by tablespoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for three minutes before removing to wire racks.

Warning: If you use candy with caramel in it, the cookies may stick to your cookie sheet some. Don't allow to harden on cookie sheet for too long.

If this recipe looks familiar, it's because it's basically a chocolate chip cookie dough with candy pieces instead of chocolate chips. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! And as a matter of fact, I have Halloween candy hidden in the basement that I now have a use for! (The girls think they ate all the Halloween candy...he-he!)