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5 cookies stacked together with unwrapped candy besides it and a glass of milk in the background.

Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies

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This recipe is the perfect way to use up the abundance of leftover Halloween candy! Use any candy and combo you want - this cookie will be a big hit by all!


  • 1 Cup Butter - room temperature
  • 1 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Cups Leftover Halloween Candy - chopped


  1. In a stand mixer add the butter and sugars. Beat on medium for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in the egg and mix until just combined. Add in the vanilla and just mix until blended.
  3. Add in the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix on low until combined and no flour streaks remain.
  4. Scrape down the sides. Add in the chopped Halloween candy and mix one last time just until combined and the candy is evenly distributed.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Top each cookie with more candy.
  6. Place in the fridge and chill for at least 2 hours but up to 72 hours (wrapped in plastic wrap if chilling longer than 2 hours).
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  8. Arrange 12 cookies on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and place them in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then place onto a cooling rack. Enjoy!


  • Store cookies in an airtight container for a week.
  • Use any combination of chocolate Halloween candy that you have.

To Freeze Cookie Dough: Make the entire batch of cookies and scoop them out into balls on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 20 minutes until the cookie dough balls are firm, and transfer them to a freezer-safe zip-top bag. Keep for up to 6 months. To bake, bake at 350 for 12-13 minutes straight from the freezer. Bake as many or as few as you want and always have fresh cookie dough on hand!

To Freeze Baked Cookies: Once the cookies are cooled completely. Place in a freezer-safe zip-top bag or container. Place in the freezer for 3-6 months. Once ready to eat, remove from the freezer and thaw in the fridge for 24 hours.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 133
  • Sugar: 13.4 g
  • Sodium: 83.7 mg
  • Fat: 5.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.7 mg
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