Elf is hands-down one of my all-time favorite holiday movies. As Buddy will tell you, the elves like to stick to four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup. I was inspired to make a holiday recipe that uses all these ingredients and this is what I came up with!
Tis the season to be thankful…and this year, I’m thankful for all the new and wonderful baking products I’m seeing in the store aisles this year!
You may not be as dorky as me to realize that adding caramel to a cookie recipe can be a pain in the rear. Well, here’s the deal: you have to unwrap each one (which isn’t so bad) but then you have to figure out a way to cut them up into manageable pieces for your recipe. Ugh. There are Rolo candies…but if you don’t want chocolate in your recipe, they don’t help much. You could also buy some soft specialty caramels from a local candy store and cut those up into little pieces…but I’m guessing that might also cost a pretty penny. Well, imagine my excitement when I saw these Kraft caramel bits at my local Walmart!!
Technically, I guess these are M&M cookies, but I call them party cookies. Almost every birthday party I can remember as a kid had these cookies served. They are so simple but because of the candy-colored chocolate, they seem like such a happy and fun cookie – perfect for a party or celebration!