This is one of those super-duper easy cookie recipes you have got to keep in your pocket at Christmastime!
Speaking of my favorite time of year... It's not even here yet, but I am slowly beginning to decorate for Christmas (early for me), and I was in the mood for a delicious and festive batch of cookies for our family. Before introducing you to the cookies, let me say how much we loved having snow this week!!! It snowed and it stayed on the ground for two days, which is practically unheard of in a Kentucky November! It was just so perfect with my husband on vacation at home and the beautiful snow, not to get out our Christmas decorations! I never have out anything up before Thanksgiving, but it never has snowed this early either. We'll wait until after Thanksgiving to put up the big Christmas tree, but we have so much to decorate that it'll take days even without the tree! So I'm around the house decking the halls and loving it!
I found this fun chocolate cookie recipe in the Gooseberry Patch cookbook, The Harvest Table, and when I saw it included only 3 ingredients plus candy bars I was excited! We have (way too many) mini candy bars left over from fall parties even after I threw a lot away. These cookies are perfect for your leftover candy bars. The secret ingredients is a box of devils food cake mix so they're really fast to make. They aren't a cakey texture but instead very chewy and moist like cookies should be. I thought adding some cute sprinkles would be even more festive for our kids! These big chocolatey candy bar cookies are irresistible, and I hope maybe they will make their way into your festivities this season, too!
They might even be perfect for "Santa" to munch on Christmas Eve! ;)
Giant Chocolate Candy Bar Cookies
•1 box Devils food cake mix
•2 Eggs, lightly beaten
•1/2 c. Canola oil
•10 mini chocolate bars, chopped ( I used a combination including Reeses cups, Take 5, Kit Kat and Whoppers)
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Using a mixer, mix together the cake mix, eggs and oil until well blended. Add the chopped candy bars. The batter will be thick. Pop in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes.
On a parchment lined baking sheet, drop rounded golf ball sized dough balls about 3 1/2 inches apart. Top with sprinkles and lightly press them in dough. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool a few minutes before eating. A glass of milk is recommended for these cookies:) Makes about 18 cookies.
* Note: The candy bars surprisingly dissolved/melted into the cookie when baked, so keep the chunks large if you want to really taste the candy bars inside. These cookies keep well when aired in a tightly seals container.