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Halloween Compost Cookies

Have Halloween candy leftover from this year’s trick-or-treating? Whether you’re stuck with fun-size chocolate bars or you have M&M’s coming out of your ears, these cookies are waiting to house all of your sweet treats. Honestly, that was the only way to convince my kids to let me take some of their candy. These fabulous cookies don’t last long.

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Halloween Compost Cookies

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  • 2 ⅔ cups (370 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon (10 grams) corn strach
  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick+6 tablespoons (200 grams) butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed (240 grams) dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped and mixed candy-like Reese's Pieces, M&M, Kisses, Twix…


  • In a small bowl, sift and mix flour, corn starch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add vanilla and eggs (one at a time); mix to combine.
  • Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture, mixing until just combined.
  • Mix in the chopped candy.
  • Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator for a minimum of two hours, up to 12 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.
  • Line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  • Using a scooper or two tablespoons, drop heaping portions of dough about 1- inch (2 cm) apart.
  • Bake until cookies are golden around the edges but still soft in the center, 8 to 12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, and let cool on the baking sheet 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool completely.

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Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger behind “Mama Living Abroad.” In this space, I am sharing flavorful recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve.

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