I think it is fitting that these times have a cookie to represent them, and this cookie may just be it. The reason I say that is because you can basically throw whatever you want it them and they are bound to be delicious. We had mini Heath bars and m&m’s lying around so that is what we used, but seriously, whatever you have!! No one should be going to the store to get candy. Find your kids leftover Halloween candy that they have hidden in their room, chop it up and put it in, or just hide in the bathroom and eat that candy and forget about the cookies. Listen, whatever gets you through the day, or the hour, God knows they are all running together anyway! Be safe and healthy, friends! As always, enjoy!!
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup m&m’s
- 1/2 cup smashed heath bars – honestly this was the best part. We used a meat mallet and smashed the you know what out of those heath bars.
**or whatever the heck you have around and want to put in
What to do…
- Preheat oven to 375° F.
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. I use a fork or a whisk for this part.
- Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. I use a stand mixer, but a hand mixer works too.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Beat in flour mixture until well combined.
- Stir in the candy pieces.
- Drop by rounded spoonful onto parchment paper lined baking sheets.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.
- Cool on baking sheets for a couple of minutes; Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.