Giant Polka Dot Cookies

Appeal to kids of all ages with super-size and super-yummy cookies chock-full of colorful chocolate candies.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 28

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1
cup granulated sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup shortening
2
teaspoons vanilla
2
eggs
3 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
2
cups candy-coated chocolate candies

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat sugars, butter, shortening, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until well blended. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in candies.
  • 2 Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls about 3 inches apart onto ungreased large cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Expert Tips

Unbaked cookie dough can be frozen in an airtight container up to 9 months. Before baking, thaw frozen dough in the fridge at least 8 hours.

A trick for making drop cookies the same size and shape: Use a spring-handled cookie or ice-cream scoop. A #16 scoop holds 1/4 cup dough.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
27g
27%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.