Candy Bar Cookies Recipe
1 (18.25-oz.) yellow cake mix
1/2 C. light brown sugar
1 stick butter, melted
1 large egg
1 C. chopped candy bars (Milky Way, Snickers or any favorite)
3/4 C. dried cherries
1/2 C. chopped nuts
Chocolate kisses or candy corn for decorating, if desired
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick vegetable cooking spray and set aside.
Place cake mix, brown sugar, butter and egg in bowl of mixer and blend on low speed for 2 minutes.
Remove bowl and add candies, cherries and nuts. Dough will be stiff.
Roll into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place on cookie sheets and bake for approximately 12 minutes. If you bake too long, cookies will be hard.
Decorate tops of warm cookies with chocolate kisses or candy corn.
Makes 3 1/2 to 4 dozen cookies.
Variation: Pour batter into a greased (9×13-inch) pan and bake in 350°F. oven for about 40 minutes. Decorate as desired and cut into bars.