Thursday, November 08, 2012

52 cookies :: week 39 :: candy cookies

52 cookies

The girls made a deal with us this year: Halloween was Wednesday. They had Thursday through Sunday to eat as much of their candy as they wished. (With the caveat that they were not allowed to take any candy to school on Friday.) And Monday morning I would throw whatever was left out.

E - who normally would ration her candy out so that she'd still be taking a piece a day in February wasn't thrilled - but agreed. K's eyes went wide. A dream come true for this kid. And I was happy with the thought of not having to say "No". It worked out really well. They did not eat as much as I thought they would - though K came pretty close - and come Monday they still had quite full treat bags remaining. E's school was collecting leftover candy (sans chocolate) to send to troops overseas. We sorted and that was that. I was left with a bag of chocolate bits and bobs, and instead of throwing all of it into the trash, I decided to incorporate some of it into this week's cookie using a standard chocolate chip cookie recipe from a forgotten source...

52 cookies

I couldn't decide what to call these...

Leftover Cookies or Garbage Cookies or

Candy Cookies
makes about a dozen large cookies

1 stick butter at room temperature
1/4 c white sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 c flour
1 c chopped up Halloween candy

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Mix together butter and sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.

Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add to butter mixture until just combined. Fold in candy.

Scoop dough onto silpat prepared cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes - or until golden.

(They turned out larger than I wanted, so I ended up cutting them in half to get them out of the cookie jar!)

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K: These cookies are so good!!!!!!!!! The cookies are made out Halloween candy like Twix and Milky way and M&Ms!!! I think this might be #1 on my top 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

E: Mmmmmmm... Sooooo good! Never thought giving away Halloween candy would come back so sweet.

D: If these are garbage cookies then I must be Oscar the Grouch, " cuz I love (this) trash!" Great way to send Halloween away for another year, and hopefully return the children to us. I don't even know who the two sugar freaks are restlessly sleeping in the next room.

Anyways... I'm wondering now about cookies and garbage and all those other bits that didn't make the contents list. What would it taste like with bits of Twizzler, probably gross. What about Abazaba? Probably awesome! Mounds,!., Almond Joy?!?,! Hey why don't you bring back that bountiful bag of sweets. I'm not quite done....gotta take me a ride on that big rock candy mountain! Woohoo!!!


rebecca said...

these reviews give d the chance to really shine. :)

Jennie said...

I think D has officially joined the sugar freak ranks.