Halloween Candy Cookies

Halloween Candy Cookies
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 4

Chop leftover Halloween candies and tuck the pieces into cookie dough in lieu of chocolate chips. Almost any candy will work—Butterfingers, Heath Bars, Milky Ways, Snickers, Kit Kats, M&Ms and even Twizzlers, gum drops, and jelly beans.


3 2/3cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4teaspoons baking soda
3/4teaspoon coarse salt
1cup (2 sticks) butter
1 1/4cups firmly packed brown sugar
1cup granulated sugar
2-- eggs
2teaspoons vanilla extract
2 to 3cups chopped candy bits (such as Butterfingers, Baby Ruths, Heath Bars, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Twizzlers, jelly beans, M&Ms, Lifesavers)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Beat butter and sugars together with a mixer until very light, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture and mix just until combined, 5 to 10 seconds. Stir in candy bits.
  4. Drop dough by tablespoons onto baking sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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