compost cookies: a quick treat from leftover halloween candy

Oh the sweetest things! Halloween has come and gone and all that remains of that frightful night are the mounds of candy sitting in my kitchen. What better way to “recycle” those leftovers then by mixing them together and baking them a la cookie style? Here’s a quick and fun recipe for Compost Cookies.

Compost Cookies

Compost Cookies

Here's an idea for all that leftover candy!

Here’s an idea for all that leftover candy!

Ingredients:

1 package sugar cookie dough

2 TBS butter

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups chopped Halloween candy (I used Kit-Kats, Snickers, Milky Ways, Hershey bars, M&Ms, and Mounds)

Sugar on sugar, what could be better?

Sugar on sugar, what could be better?

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Make cookie dough according to package (or make from scratch if you’re up for  it!). Add in candy and mix by hand until combined.

Homemade dough would have been great but packaged was quick and easy with two little ones at my feet!

Homemade dough would have been great but packaged was quick and easy with two little ones at my feet!

Don't over mix the dough or your candy will start to melt in your hands

Don’t over mix the dough or your candy will start to melt in your hands

Grease a cookie sheet with 1 TBS butter. Roll 1 TBS sized balls of dough and scatter them on the cookie sheet. Grease the bottom of a glass cup with the remaining butter. Dip into the sugar and gently press each cookie until slightly flattened, dipping the glass in sugar before pressing each one.

A gentle press and a little extra sugar for good measure ;)

A gentle press and a little extra sugar for good measure 😉

Bake for 8-10 minutes until slightly browning on the edges. Remove, cool, and enjoy!

I love that you can use just about any combination of candies for this super cute recipe that bids farewell to October and brings in the baking of November! They’re a sweet treat that pleases every one 🙂

Eat Well (and sometimes sweetly),

Stephanie a.k.a. The Foodetarian

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