Do you have too much halloween candy lying around? I don’t think there’s such a thing as too much candy, but if you want to turn that candy into something even better, this recipe is for you. This cookie is not the traditional compost/garbage/monster cookie–those names imply that you can add healthy stuff to the cookie. This is the Halloween cookie. There is nothing healthy about it, but there is way more candy-deliciousness. You pick you absolutely favorite candies and mix them into your favorite chocolate chip cookie batter. Pretzels or potato chips, although not something you get trick-or-treating, add a needed crunch. We mixed in Rolos, Sour Patch Watermelon, Twizzler Bites, Twix, Milky Way, Kit Kat, M&Ms, Hershey Kisses and Three Musketeers. The weirder the candy the better (Twizzlers were the favorite). My one suggestion —make sure there’s some chocolate-caramel candy mixed in, perhaps one of these new fancy candies that didn’t exist when we were kids.
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 12 min
Total Time: 32 min
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
¾ cup pretzels
3 cups total candy mix-ins (chopped)
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer.
2. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well. Add the vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together the baking soda, salt, and flour. Slowly beat into the sugar mixture until just combined.
4. Cut all the candy into small pieces. Mix them together in a separate bowl and fold them to the cookie batter with a spatula. Mix until evenly distributed.
5. Put large spoonfuls of batter onto cookie sheets and cook for 10-12 minutes.
Warning: Fighting about who gets to eat the cookie dough (or drunk baking) might result in this: