Welcome to dessert week! Thats right a whole week or should I say 5 days dedicated to sweets. Let’s just say that I have been craving sweet stuff for a while and finally decided to satisfy my cravings. Don’t worry I’ll be back with savory food this next week.
Now on to these candylicious junkyard cookies. Most people are stocking up with candy to fill their kids Easter eggs or they are getting it for themselves. Just like Halloween we are usually overloaded with chocolate and don’t know what to do with it. Today I’m letting you know it is OK to put it all into a cookie and enjoy it all at once.
Heck I will even let you HAVE two cookies possibly three. My husband who isn’t a big fan of sweets (SHOCKER I KNOW) ate almost all of the cookies.
These candy cookies hit the spot and earned my respect as being the first dessert to represent DESSERT WEEK! I have so much goodness coming this week and I hope you stay tuned to help satisfy your cravings as well.
ENJOY ~ Meagan
Candylicious junkyard cookies
2 sticks salted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups flour
3/4 cup speckled m&m’s
1/2 cup chopped kit kats
1/4 cup reese’s peanut butter cups
1/2 cup chopped butterfinger
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together butter, brown sugar and sugar until creamy.
Beat in eggs, salt and vanilla. Slowly add in baking soda and flour. Beat until well mixed.
Stir in m&ms, kit kats, reese’s and butterfingers and then using a spoon or cookie scoop place 2 teaspoon size balls onto a silicone baking sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes and then remove and let cool for 2-3 minutes before moving to wire rack.
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