We learned from Cher Horowitz that whenever a boy comes over, you should have something baking. Well this is probably the easiest way to impress a new guest, making a sweet treat with minimal effort, so you can finalize your outfit deets and set all of the mood lighting. Stuffing a simple sugar cookie with candy means limitless combinations – we prefer a chocolate, caramel candy, like a Milky Way. Use your favorite boxed sugar cookie mix for an even easier way to fill your house with that fresh-baked cookie smell.
- 1 bag of your favorite candy bars, preferably something chocolate, caramel or some kind of candy that will melt (we use Milky Ways)
- Easy to Make Sugar Cookies:
- 3 cups AP or pastry flour
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. powder soda
- 1 stick softened butter
- 1 ½ cups cane sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp. low fat milk or buttermilk
- sprinkles or more sugar to dust on the top
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder).
- In a mixer or using a hand mixer, beat the softened butter with the sugar until it is a smooth consistency and light yellow in color. Add in the egg and the vanilla extract, beat for another 30 seconds. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Mixture should be sticky but able to form into a large ball. Add in the milk if dough is too dry.
- Roll dough into 2-inch balls (if you want larger cookies) or 1-inch balls if you want smaller cookies. Place on a cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil.
- Chop candy into small pieces and press into the center of each ball, slightly flattening each ball.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Check to see if the edges are beginning to brown. Sprinkle with sugar or sprinkles and then bake for another 3-5 minutes.
- Take out and cool on rack for 15 minutes.