Purim Cookie Jar
February 24, 2021
The name says it all! Here is a fun way to get rid of all of the junk lying around your house while entertaining the kids!
Note: You can use your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough or use the recipe below.
2 sticks margarine, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
2 large eggs
2½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups leftover Purim nosh such as loose, opened candy, and chocolate bars (I used Mike and Ikes; jelly beans; a chopped-up Encore chocolate bar, Klik bar, and Presidor Wafer Rolls; and a crushed lolly— you can keep it milchig or pareve)
Using a mixer fitted with the dough hook, beat margarine and sugars until combined. Beat in vanilla sugar and eggs until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix until just combined.
With the mixer on low speed or with a mixing spoon, stir in the candy.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use a cookie-dough scoop to scoop round balls of dough. Place on cookie sheet. (Tip: to achieve the look shown in the picture, gently press a few pieces of candy onto the cookies before baking.)
Bake at 350°F for 10–12 minutes. The cookies should start browning at the edges.
Let cool at room temperature.