Candy Chunk Cookies

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Happy late Halloween! I was so excited for trick or treaters this year that I got a 5 pound bag of mini candy bars.

“I hope we don’t run out!” I thought.

Maybe 15 ecstatic handfuls later and the night was over. You guys, I even forced a little girl to take more than she wanted.

So what do I do with all the leftovers goodies? Duh! I love baking! Let’s do this! These cookies are extremely easy to make and delicious. Plus they use less butter than chocolate chip cookies usually do. I’m trying to save your fat ass as well as my own here!

You’ll need:
1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
6 tablespoons white sugar
6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped various candy bars (I used Snickers, Milky Way, Baby Ruth, and some Hershey’s Kisses)

Preheat the oven to 375
Mix butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla, salt, and egg. In a separate bowl combine flour and baking soda. Add into butter mixture until combined. Stir in chopped candy.

Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 9-12 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

My first couple times making these some of the candies exploded.

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This one took a poop.

To remedy this, just make sure that dough covers the candy that’s poking out.

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Now you have a great variety and used up that tempting bag of candy!