Friday, November 19, 2010

Candy, Candy Everywhere!

I think that most parents find themselves drowning in candy following Halloween.  I don't find myself in this predicament.  However, I PUT myself in this predicament...I go buy candy at the clearance following the holiday!  So, I decided to use all of the peanut butter candies I bought for a cookie to share with my co-residents.

The candies I used were Reese's Nutrageous, Reese's Stix, Reese's Peanut butter cups, and Butterfinger.  Told you, peanutty!  The Nutrageous gave a bit of a mushroom like quality to the cookie because of the nugat.  However, I think my favorite part was the butterfinger!  Totally and awesome, flaky peanut butter treat!    For a leavener, I used cream of tartar.  I loved the unique flavor that this leavener actually gives the cookie.

Candy Cookies
11 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
2-2.5 cups flour (Oops!  I can't remember how much I used...start with 2 cups and if the dough seems too thin, add a bit more flour...that's one thing I always do with recipes I'm trying because I do NOT like a thin cookie!)
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
~1 cup of candies cut into small pieces

Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars.  Add the egg.  Stir in flour, cream of tartar and salt.  Finally, add that yummy candy!  Place onto baking sheets or stones in tablespoon sized scoops.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until slightly browning.  Don't overbake as the cookies will continue to cook on the baking sheet when you remove.  Cool for 3-5 minutes and remove to a cooling rack for the remained of the cooling period.  Enjoy!


The JR said...

I deliberately stayed away from those isles after halloween so as not to be tempted.

But sounds like you made good use of your candy.

Have a great weekend.

Barbara Bakes said...

I love candy in cookies. So nice not to have to choose between a candy or cookie. Yours sound great!

Alisha said...

Those look great! I just picked up some frozen cookie dough from my son's school (fundraiser and all that) but I think I might have to make some of yours this weekend and let the dough stay frozen. :)