Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day 31: Candy Shop Cookies

We have an adorable little neighbor that was turing two. At his birthday party his mother put together and amaysing candy bar. Pixi Sticks, m&m's, Recee's Pieces, name it, she had it! The candy bar was a huge hit. After the party, she very generously gave the left over candy to Noah, Dane and Ian.

As much as the boys would have loved to go crazy eating the candy, like when Willy Wonka brings the kids and their parents into the Pure Imagination Room for the first time, I suggested we turn the candy into cookies. They begruginly agreed.

We had a wide varity of candy to choose from. Then it hit me, why just use one candy? So we used them all! I used a simple sugar cookie base then the boys added the candy of their choosing to the cookies.

Candy Shop Cookies

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Skittles, Rolos, m&m's, recess' pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift dry ingredents in a bowl and set aside.
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Slowly mix in dry ingerdents.
Drop dough on cookie sheet. Add candy.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 mintue the ntransfer to cooling rack to cool completly. Enjoy!

Dane LOVES Skittles (also one of my favorites). Making a cookie that highlights his favorite candy made him VERY happy!

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