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Halloween Candy Cookies Recipe

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Halloween Candy Cookies Recipe

Cookies loaded with various chocolates and candies, is it for real?? Yes, it is!! With Halloween Candy Cookies, you can relish the taste of your favourite candies in a cookie! 

Halloween is the time when every household is filled with so many candies. So, it is obvious that once Halloween is over, all that is left with us is an abundance of chocolates and candies. We have already eaten our fair share of these candies, so what can we do with them? 

Halloween cookies are an interesting idea to use up all those leftover candies in the form of cookies. Just add your favourite candies to the cookies and put them for baking! It’s definitely a hit amongst all the kids. And the best part is each cookie can be different as you can add different candies and chocolate to each cookie. 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe? 

  • Unique: We generally bake classic cookies like chocolate chip, peanut butter, Nutella etc. But none has ever baked cookies with candies that often. It’s a very unique concept, and each cookie can taste different. 
  • Loved By All: Trust me when I say this cookie will be a showstopper in any gathering you take it to. Be it kids or adults, it will be loved by all as it has the texture of a cookie with the flavour of candies and chocolates. 
  • Easy to Make: The cookies are super easy to make. The base cookie recipe is a classic vanilla cookie. All you have to do is add chunks of chocolates and candies while shaping them. Place your favourite ones on top and press them slightly. That’s it; they are ready to be baked. 

Important Ingredients Used In The Recipe

  • All-Purpose Flour: It is recommended to use all-purpose flour for this recipe rather than whole-wheat, as the cookies will taste best when made with APF. It provides the right amount of gluten and the correct texture needed for the recipe. 
  • Brown Sugar: Brown sugar provides a nice and subtle caramelized flavour. It keeps the cookies soft and chewy, giving the perfect texture. 
  • Assorted Candies: Just grab all the candies and chocolates you have to make the most of them. You must chop up the chocolates to fit them in the cookies. Candies that are big in size also need to be roughly chopped. 

How To Make Halloween Candy Cookies 

Preparation: Collect all ingredients needed for the recipe. Also, gather assorted candies and chocolates. Preheat the oven to 180C (OTG mode: upper rod + lower rod + fan). Line a baking tray with a silicon mat or butter paper. 

Creaming: Take softened butter and both sugars in a large mixing bowl. Cream them together until the mixture gets light and fluffy. You can use a spatula to do this. 

Add Wet Ingredients: Once the creaming is done, add eggs and vanilla essence to it. Mix it well so that the egg gets thoroughly mixed with the butter. 

Add Dry Ingredients: Add sifted dt ingredients, which are flour and baking powder. Combine everything to make a smooth cookie dough. 

Shaping: After the dough is made, it’s time to shape the cookies. For that, take 60g of dough and give it a ball shape. Place these balls on a lined baking tray and flatten them out a little. 

Garnish and Freezing: It’s time for the fun part. Add in pieces of assorted chopped chocolates and candies on each cookie. Place them randomly and press them into the dough. Place the tray in the freezer for at least 15 minutes. 

Bake: remove the tray from the freezer and put the cookies for baking at 180C (OTG mode: upper rod + lower rod + fan) for 15-18 minutes. You will notice slight golden amber colour appearing on the edges. 

Chef’s Tips For The Recipe

Do Not Add Too Many Candies

Although you have the freedom to add any candy or chocolate of your choice, however, place them in a balanced manner. Do not overcrowd the cookie with too many candies. 

Do Not Over Work the Dough

Once the dry ingredients get mixed properly into the batter and a dough is formed, do not continue to mix the dough. Overworking cookie dough leads to wet and sticky dough. 

How To Store Halloween Candy Cookies 

Cool the cookies completely before storing them in an airtight container. They will last up to 3-4 days at room temperature.

 

More Easy Recipes

I’m sure you will love these other cookies as well. Try them – 

Cookie Monster Cookies

Cookie Butter Cookies

Nutella Cookies

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I freeze the cookie dough for later use? 

Absolutely yes! You can cling-wrap the dough and freeze it for up to two months. Thaw the dough before using it in future. 

Can I add candies to the dough instead of adding them on top? 

Yes, you can do that as well. Once the dough is made, you can add your chopped assorted candies and mix them in. You can then weigh (approx. 70g) and make balls out of the dough.

What type of chocolate or candy can I use for the cookies?

Almost anything!! Chocolate like dairy milk,5-star, KitKat and candies like Gems or M&M’s are the best ones to use.


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Halloween Candy Cookies Recipe

Halloween candy cookie: The best way to use any extra leftover candies and chocolates is to turn them into delicious cookies. 

  • Total Time: 45 to 53 minutes
  • Yield: 5 to 6 portions 1x

Ingredients

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  • 150g All-Purpose Flour
  • 75g Butter
  • 45g Brown Sugar
  • 30g Castor Sugar
  • 30g Egg
  • 1/8 Tsp + Pinch Baking Powder
  • 1/4 + 1/8 Tsp Vanilla Essence

Candies For Garnish:

  • KitKat
  • 5-Star
  • Gems

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (OTG mode: upper rod + lower rod + fan). Line a baking tray with a silicon mat or butter paper.  
  2. Beat soft butter and both sugars until it’s pale and fluffy.
  3. Now add egg and vanilla essence and mix until all are combined well.
  4. Sieve in the dry ingredients, which are all-purpose flour and baking powder and mix to form a dough.
  5. Now make balls of dough weighing 60g each.
  6. Place them in a lined baking tray and flatten them out a bit. 
  7. Now decorate it with gems, KitKat, and 5-star randomly. (it can be any candy that you desire to use).
  8. Put them in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Remove the tray from freezer and bake them at 180C (OTG mode: upper rod + lower rod + fan) for about 15-18 minutes. 
  • Author: Chef Mansi Jain
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Freezing Time: 15 to 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 to 18 minutes

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