How is it already Monday?! Ugh, I can’t believe the weekend flew by so fast! Mr. Sugarplum was out-of-town, so the kids and I had a lot of lazy, couch time together. We all share a major sweet-tooth, so we took advantage of a rainy afternoon to bake cookies, too. And since it’s Halloween week, we made them as big and gluttonous as possible!
First we rounded up all the candy and extras we had on hand…like mini-peanut butter cups, candy corn, pretzel M&Ms and chocolate chips. And I always bake with real butter…if I’m going to eat a cookie, it’s going to be the real deal!
Then we added a cup of each candy to the dough of my favorite cookie recipe, and piled them up extra-big.
Git in mah belly!
I will warn you, the candy corn tastes divine when it’s all melty, but it makes a hot-mess of your cookie sheet. You know the topping on a candy apple? Like that! And to keep myself from eating every last one, we bagged some as treats for teachers and friends.
I simply stamped white paper bags with Halloween shapes, and tied them closed with tulle ribbon. Since the cookies are so jumbo, a single one makes a sweet gift.
I think adding Pretzel M&Ms is my new favorite thing…sweet + salty = perfect cookie!
Do you like your cookies simple, or jam-packed with everything in the house? I guess it’s officially the holiday season for us now!