Baby Ruth Cookies
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- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 (2 1/8 ounce) baby ruth candy bars, chopped
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
- Add egg and vanilla; mix well.
- Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; add to the creamed mixture.
- Stir in candy bars.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 minute at 350°F or until edges are lightly browned.
- Immediately remove cookies to wire racks to cool.
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Before the beginning of the Holiday season (which for us starts around Halloween), my brother and I were reminiscing about the Baby Ruth cookies we ate as kids. I bought Baby Ruth bars the day after Halloween when they were on sale and today we finally got around to baking them! What a treat! I was going to post our family recipe, but yours is exactly the same except for two things: the dough is chilled and the recipe instructions call for "2 5Â¢ Baby Ruth Bars". :) I didn't chill the dough for the first half batch (we just couldn't wait that long!) although I am chilling the second half batch to see if there is any noticeable difference in the end product. I couldn't remember how these cookies tasted from my childhood, however now if I were to describe them, think of a yummy soft cookie with a toffee/"caramel-y" flavor throughout! Note: wait at least 10 minutes for the cookies to cool before transferring them to a wire rack. If you don't wait enough time, they will fall apart. We loved taking a stroll down Memory Lane with this cherished recipe! Thanks for posting it! PS> I used 6 ounces of the candy bars for a full batch. cg
I love Baby Ruth candy bars. One of my favorites! So I figured these cookies would be yummy. They were! However - I doubled the batch and it only gave me 36 cookies total. I don't make my cookies very big either. My kids ate these right up! Thanks for posting. Made as a pressie for the NZ/Aussie December recipe swap.