cooking: whole wheat halloween candy cookies

Unfortunately or fortunately, I didn’t get to consume any Halloween candy this year. Since childhood, my tastebuds have “grown up” and I just can’t enjoy most of the Halloween candy that’s out there (shame me if you must). I do, however, still enjoy Snickers and Twix.

Last week I came across Lisa’s, aka Jersey Girl Cooks, post about Halloween candy cookies, then felt a sudden urge to try making them with a few modifications, such as using Snickers and Twix.

Whole Wheat Halloween Candy Cookies
adapted from/inspired by Jersey Girl Cooks
yields about 3 dozen, 2″ diameter cookies

-2 1/4 c whole wheat flour
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 stick unsalted butter, softened
-3/4 c sugar
-3/4 c light brown sugar
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-2 eggs
-2 c twix and snickers, chopped (about 6 fun size bars each)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment.

In large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt until well combined.

In stand mixer, cream the butter, sugars, and vanilla until well mixed. Add the eggs. Once well mixed, slowly add the flour mixture until well combined. Lastly, add the chopped candy until incorporated.

Spoon out dough onto sheets in desired cookie size. Bake for about 13 minutes, until bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer cookies from sheet to cooling rack. Consume then or once they have cooled.

They were good, though overhyped because in my head I figured they were going to be this almighty cookie since I was using my favorite Halloween candy. Twix and Snickers are probably best enjoyed as is…not in a cookie. Though, another alternative is having a larger variety of Halloween candy in the mix, it would probably turn out better that way.

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  1. joan h says:

    love snickers and twix! maybe try them in an oatmeal cookie instead??

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