Happy Monday. I hope everyone had a great weekend. I can’t believe it’s almost officially fall. I’m really not ready for summer to end, but fall baking is one of my favorite things. I love all the yummy pumpkin recipes and delicious warm soups. I can’t wait to share some of my favorites with you.
The store shelves are now stocked with Halloween candy.
For a candy lover like me, that’s not such a good thing.
As I “browsed” up and down the Halloween candy isle the other day, somehow a bag of Take 5 candy bars ended up in my cart (along with a few other treats). I thought they might be good in cookies.
Turns out I was right. These are delicious. I took them to my mom’s birthday party the other night and they were a hit. My sister Lori ate one and then looked at me and said “Why did you have to make these?” and then reached for another one.
For those of you who have never had a Take 5, it’s layered with pretzels, caramel, peanut butter, peanuts and milk chocolate. Throw all that into a cookie with some added caramel bits and you’ve got one heck of a cookie. I love the sweet and salty combination these cookies have going on, I bet you will too.
The dough is addicting so if you are a cookie dough lover like myself, consider yourself warned.
- 1 stick butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 Tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 10 fun-size Take 5 candy bars , chopped
- 3/4 cup Kraft caramel bits
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg and beat until combined.
Add dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Add chopped candy bar and caramel bits and mix on low speed just until combined.
Scoop onto parchment lined baking sheets. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden on the outside edge. Cool on cookies sheets for 2-3 minutes, transfer to a cooling rack.