Do you have leftover Halloween candy? Do you need something to do with all of that?
I don't. We didn't have candy for Trick or Treat-ers.
However, I do love candy. And I do love Picky Palate. One of the most intriguing recipes I ever found of hers was for "Candy Bar Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches". I'm sorry....is that...a REESE....inside of a CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE!!!?? NOMYGOD!
|A scoop of cookie dough on top and bottom of the Reese cup|
I was waiting for the perfect time to make these cookies. Cue my baby brother whining about how nobody cooks for him.
|And the Take 5|
Cue Michael and I visiting Ohio for his cousin's wedding.
|And the Snickers bar|
Cue my mother arranging her whole side of the family to get together and see me my last day in OH.
Cue me promising to make a bunch of these cookies for Josh and for the party with my family.
I spent my full first night and second morning in Ohio making these cookies. Did I mentioned I quadrupled the recipe?
|About 2 dozen Reese filled cookies-they were HUGE|
Oh wait. That's not true, I initially only tripled the recipe. But the cookies were so big, they didn't make the full 72 cookies.
|Really big Take 5 cookies|
My mom told me that was fine. Then I sent my brother a picture....let's just say they weren't enough. (Read the caption on the last photo to see exactly what he said.)
|More normal looking Snickers|
So I made an extra double batch. (So tech....I quintupled?)
|The kind of oval Twix filled cookies|
I hope my brother knows how much I love him.
|Inside the Reese cookie....mmmmm that is the stuff right that|
Anyway! These cookies were a huge success! The Reese filled ones were MY FAVORITE!!! I currently have Reese's in the freezer that my Mom gave me, that are specifically designated for making a full Reese batch just for me and Michael.
|Look at the pretzels, peanuts, and general awesomeness of that Take 5|
The Take 5 cookies were my other favorite, they're definitely a contender for me to make again, even if the cookies are just for me :).
|Snickers cookie with a great glob of caramel|
I don't like Snickers, but other people liked them a lot.
|The super cool looking Twix cookie|
Again, I don't like Twix, but my Grandma Jo was a fan.
Candy Bar Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
From the awesome mind of Picky Palate Candy Bar Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches--her pictures are a million times more amazing also btw.
|This just wasn't enough for my brother. I sent him this picture and he said, "Where's everyone else's cookies?"....*sigh*|
Makes approx. 24 large cookies.
- 2 sticks softened butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp. vanilla
- 3 1/2 cups AP flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 10 oz. bag chocolate chips (for once, I recommend using normal sized semi-sweet, or milk chocolate, whatever floats your boat)
- Assorted snack size candy bars (Ones that have been tried and that work=Reese's, Snickers, Take 5, Twix, Kit Kat bars. Crunch bars weren't very successful.)--I also suggest keeping them in the freezer for a short while to make forming the cookies easier.
- In stand mixer or (if you are sadly stand mixer-less like me) with an electric hand mixer, cream butter and sugars until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
- Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.
- Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until mixed in.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Using a cookie scoop (or an ice cream scoop...whatevs) take a scoop of dough on top and another on the bottom of each candy bar. Form with your hands to make it fit the shape of that particular candy. Seal edges and form around the candy with your hands.
- Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in an oven preheated to 350 degrees. Bake for about 13 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Cool 5 minutes.