Junk Food Cookies

By Tuesday, June 14, 2011

These cookies are ridiculous.

This recipe literally allows you to throw in whatever junk food you have kicking around. Licorice, chips, chocolate, candy… you name it. Make the dough and then throw in up to 2 cups of whatever you can find.

I thought it sounded insane (especially when I imagined putting in a cup of crushed dill pickle chips), but when I chose Reese’s Pieces and pretzels as my sweet/salty combo, I started to warm up to the idea.

They remind me of Auzzie Anzacs that my mother used to make – chewy but really flat and see-through in some places. Anyway, they’re amazing. One minute you get a candy/peanut-buttery bite and then next is a salty savoury flavour. Yum!

I will definitely make these again and again and keep going more and more bold with what I throw in. These cookies are truly chocking but really addictive, as the recipe says.

Here’s to Junk Food Cookies! (As if they weren’t already junky enough…)

Junk Food Cookies


  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup candy, preferably chocolate (I used peanut M&Ms)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) crushed pretzels or potato chips (I used pretzels)


  1. Beat butter with sugars until fluffy. Beat in eggs, then vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt and stir into the wet mixture. Add candy and crumbled pretzels or chips. Drop by 2 tbsp onto parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350-degree oven, switching and rotating pans halfway through, until golden, about 12 minutes.
  2. Remember - you can use whatever candy/chips etc. you want!
  3. Adapted from Canadian Living

  • sian
    June 14, 2011

    ridiculus is right. im on this like white on rice .

  • Sabina
    June 14, 2011

    I bookmarked this recipe last week! That’s so weird that you posted this! Now I really want to test this out. I was thinking of doing regular potato chips and chocolate chips to see how that would go. I figured I may as well go weird. A co-worker of mine said corn flakes works really well in a cookie like this, too.

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