Saturday, February 19, 2011

Leftover Candy Cookies

Valentines is over, but what to do with all the leftover candy? Why, bake it into some cookies of course! Even better, bake it into some oatmeal cookies, cause oatmeal's healthiness cancels out the candy's not quite so healthiness... or at least that's what I tell myself... I chopped up some Double Crisp Hearts and Cookies and Cream Hearts. The cookies baked up thin, with crispy edges and soft gooey centers. They are super easy to make, and the dough can be refrigerated or frozen for bake on demand cookies.

Chocolate Candy Oatmeal Cookies
Adapted from Serious Eat's
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • About 10-12 chocolate candies

Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Chop candy into smaller chunks. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars in large bowl until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture and oats and stir until blended.
Stir in candy.
Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until edges are light brown, about 16 minutes. Cool on sheets 5 minutes.
Transfer to rack; cool completely.
Not a bad use for leftovers!
Have a lovely weekend!

7 comments:

  1. Decadent and practical. Great idea!

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  2. What a great way to use that leftover candy- delicious!

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  3. Oh.. those cookies look absolutely scrumptious! I wonder if I can make butter cookies with the red hot candies I have... red hot butter! :)
    Leslie
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    Tranquil Acres of Alexandria

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  4. What an ingenious idea!! Can't wait to try them!

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  5. Ok...now I have to bake before bed. These look scrumptious!

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