After all of the fuss over food during the holidays, I have been trying to be a good girl and cut back on -at least- sweets.I am going to be completely honest with you…. this is NOT an easy thing for me to do. I have been doing very well, except for about a week ago, my husband (who also has a sweet tooth , but will continue to deny it) jokingly , told me that I forgot to make chocolate chip cookies after dinner one night. I was not able to stop thinking about homemade chocolate chip cookies after that. BUT! I refused to buy what I needed to make them… and then the craving finally won!
So… the other night I went into the kitchen to see what I could come up with for cookies. I had only a small amount of chocolate chips,( but quite a bit of leftover chocolate Halloween candy), flour, sugar (brown & white), butter, salt, raisins, and oatmeal. But wait! NO EGGS! I decided to look up cookie recipes that don’t call for eggs. I merged a few together, changed some things around, and came up with this!DELICIOUS (LEFTOVER) CANDY COOKIES !
- 1/2 stick butter (softened)
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 2 cups old fashioned oat meal
- 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
- 1 1/2 mixed crushed candy bars ( i used snickers, milky way, 3 musketeers , and m&m’s -do not crush the m&m’s)
- Beat butter or margarine, sugars and vanilla together until they are light and fluffy.
- Add flour and salt
- mix well.
- Dissolve baking soda in boiling water and add to mixture
- Stir in rolled oats, raisins and chocolate chips.
- Drop by teaspoonful onto un-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10-12 minutes. (make sure you allow enough room between cookies, they will spread)
- Don’t over cook
** If you are using candy with caramel, they will stick to the cookie sheet. Be sure to remove them before they completey cool, or you will have a difficult time
*** cookie baking secret- always preheat your cookie sheets to make sure your bottoms don’t burn