Have a bunch of leftover candy from holidays or parties? Use it up in these delicious candy cookies!! Crunchy edges with soft chewy centers, all your leftover candy will be put to good use. #candycookies #candycookieseasy #candycookiesdecorated #candycookiesrecipe #leftovercandyrecipe #recipeforleftovercandy
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Leftover Candy Cookies

Have a bunch of leftover candy from holidays or parties? Use it up in these delicious candy cookies!! Crunchy edges with soft chewy centers, all your leftover candy will be put to good use. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy cookies, leftover candy cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 40 cookies
Calories 139kcal
Author Alli

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour all purpose
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter two sticks
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate candy chopped, any kind

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugars together until combined well. Whipping them together will create a cake-like cookie, just mixing until combined will create a gooey cookie. I usually go for gooey. 
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Add the vanilla and mix. 
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients, paying attention to the dough consistency. The dough should be slightly sticky when touched. You may need to add a little extra flour, or leave a little bit out.
  • Add in the chocolate candy and mix until evenly distributed. 
  • Drop rounded tablespoons onto parchment lined cookie sheets (or you can grease them), I usually fit a dozen per sheet. 
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway and checking at 8 minutes. The cookies should appear done on the edges but still soft in the middle when they are finished cooking.
  • Let cool on the cookie trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Notes

You can use any chocolate candy you have, I chop them into the size of a chocolate chunk you would purchase at the store. 

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 69mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1.2mg