If you have leftover Halloween Candy, that you don't want your kids or your bigger kid to inhale, you can add it to cookie dough. We had zero trick or treaters, because it was a rainy, nasty night, so we had two bags of candy left. There was a bag of "Fun Size" Snickers and bag of Mini Twix Bars. Don't blink or you might miss the Snickers. They are so tiny now, that you could hardly get two bites. Pretty soon, they will be the size of MM's.
I made some oatmeal cookies, and added the chopped candy pieces to the dough placing a candy piece on top of the cookie, too. I always use the rolled oats to bake with for added nutrition. That way you are having healthy oatmeal with your candy, right? Tip: If you make these cookies, use a Silpat or parchment paper to line the baking sheets, so the melted candy in the cookies, doesn't stick to the baking sheet. These cookies will curb your cookie monsters' cravings, until you start your Holiday baking. Enjoy!
Oatmeal Cookies with Candy Bars Adapted from QuakerOats.com
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 3 cups Oats (quick or old fashioned) I used old fashioned oats
- 2 cups chopped candy bars
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Beat together butter and sugars until creamy.
- Add eggs, and vanilla; beat well.
- Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
- Stir in oats and chopped candy bars; mix well.
- Chill dough 2-3 hours or overnight. Warm on counter 20-30 min. before baking.
- Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet lined with a Silpat or parchment paper
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack
l linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck #93
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