Packed with chunky bits of Hershey’s and Reese’s candy bars, these decadent cookies are perfect for a kids' Halloween party, or for just hanging out any day of the week.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Any combination Hershey’s and Reese’s candy bars to make 2 cups when chopped
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut candy into 1/2-inch pieces; set aside.
2. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. In separate large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla with mixer until creamy. Add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in candy pieces and nuts, if desired. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake 9 to 11 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
Excerpted from Hersheys.com © 2011. Reprinted with permission from Hershey’s.
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