Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Cookies

I overheard a conversation today between two (barely) adults. They were discussing how much nicer Halloween is as an adult, as one can have all the candy one wants without having to go through the trouble of trick-or-treating. I must say I'm in total agreement with this sentiment.

The trick, I've learned, is to assure oneself quite firmly that the candy is being purchased for trick-or-treaters. This alleviates any sense of guilt that may come from the fact that one now has enough sugar to put a hummingbird into a diabetic coma. I've also found that making cookies for someone else helps, as I use some of the candy in the cookie dough. This is my favorite cookie recipe at this time of year:

Halloween Cookies:
Chop up ~ 2 C of your favorite halloween candy. I don't recommend mars bars, as they tend to melt and stick to the pan, but M&Ms, reeses cups, snickers bars, etc. all work very well.

Cream Together:
1 C butter, softened
1 C brown sugar
2 eggs/egg replacer equivalent
2 tsp vanilla

Add in:
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 C flour

Blend. Add chopped candy and mix until the candy bits are more or less evenly distributed.
Bake at 350F for 10-15 minutes, or until just browned.
Cookie Dough!
Finished Cookies

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