Do you ever try to recreate recipes your find online???? I love when I can find an EASY and QUICK delicious recipe online and actually make a duplicate that turns out like the original photos – or at least turns out looking ALMOST as good but definitely tasting totally delicious. Take a peek at the recent success I had whipping up these Quick Candy Cookies found in Walmart’s Holiday Entertaining Guide. Don’t they look yummy??? And yes they are even EASIER to make than they look when you see our directions below!
Quick Candy Cookies Recipe and Directions
SOOOO easy! Like literally we are talking make and break cookie dough or cookie dough from a roll along with your favorite holiday candies.
What you’ll Need
1 (16.5 oz) roll refrigerated cookie dough
24 assorted miniature chocolate bars and candies
Mini Muffin Pan
How to Make Quick Candy Cookies
Simply put your dough into the mini muffin tins. And then follow the Pioneer Woman’s instructions as noted below and you’ll do great. Basically, bake the cookies in your tins, then place candies into the hot cookie as soon as it comes out of the oven so the hot cookie will grab onto your candy to hold it in place!
Your kids will LOVE helping with this part! And eating the candies along the way………
MY TIPS: Remember not to PRESS the candies deep into the cookies after you place them onto the baked and piping hot cookies. You don’t want to totally collapse and melt your cookies. And for some reason our Peppermint Chocolate kisses seem to slightly collapse compared to our Dark Chocolate kisses. No idea why as we did the same thing for all candies! Like any recipe, the more you make it, the more you learn what works for you!
Slice the cookie dough into 1 to 1 ½ inch slices. Lay the slices on their side and cut them into quarters. Place each quarter into a greased mini-muffin tin. Peel the wrapper from as many pieces of candy as cookies you’re going to make. (Try different combinations of candies and dough.)
Bake the cookie dough in a 350-degree oven for just a few minutes, about 6 to 8 at the most. You’ll want to take them out just when they start to turn golden.
Almost as soon as you pull the warm cookies from the oven, begin lightly pressing one piece of candy into each cookie. The warmer the cookies, the better. They’ll grab onto the pieces of candy and work their magic, making the candy nice and soft and melty.
When they’re all done, carefully remove from muffin tins with a spoon and arrange on a nice decorative platter.
Your favorite candies + cookie dough (favorite combinations):M&Ms in Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies, Reese’s Mini’s in Peanut Butter Cookies, Hershey’s Kisses in Sugar Cookies, Snickers Bites in Chocolate Chip Cookies, Rolo Minis in Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies