Trick or Treat, the cookie version

November 3, 2011

I have neither a good picture of my Halloween costume, nor a good picture of a cookie sandwich I put together as a grown-up version of trick or treating.

One of my favorite sweet-salty combinations is candy corn and pretzels. I was still pondering how to bake with that combo when my boss handed me a cookbook with a recipe for candy frosting, and that was that.

I worked the pretzel in by making a compost cookie. I did not put in any sweet elements, because I knew the filling in my compost cookie sandwiches was going to be really, really sweet. Instead, I added a cup and a half each of crushed potato chips and crushed pretzels. I used a 2-teaspoon scoop, and baked them up.

For the filling, I mixed probably 2-3 cups of whole candy corn into a batch of classic buttercream frosting. The combination was delicious, if I do say so myself: crunchy, slightly salty cookie with creamy sweet and festive filling. I will definitely be coming back to this one next year!

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