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Kit Kat Cookies

My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe is now filled with chopped Kit Kat candy bars and white chocolate. Kit Kat Cookies are my new favorite!

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Jordan’s been a little sick this week; she’s got a fever and a cough. She missed school, has tons of work to catch up on, and watched hours and hours of Netflix.

I swear, Netflix Watch Instant is the best thing ever. She watched pretty much the entire series of Zac and Cody and Cake Boss. She slept through a lot of it, so I could have turned it off…but then I would have needed to wash the remotes.

I pretty much have been like Go Go Gadget Disinfectant all week. Touch forehead, use purell. Touch her hand giving her medicine, bathe hands in bleach. You know the drill.

To cheer her ups since she’s missing school, I made her cookies. Her appetite has not been affected! I’ve been craving regular chocolate chip cookies lately, but I wanted a new twist. I added Kit Kats, because that’s Jordan’s favorite.

Cookies are like chicken soup: they make everything better!

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I’m in love with this chocolate chip cookie recipe. It’s the one I always use, except I cut it in half because I didn’t need a gazillion cookies. This makes 24 two-tablespoon sized cookies. You can use a one-tablespoon scoop as well, for a mini and more bite sized cookie (like these Toffee Chocolate Chippers).

The only other difference between these and that other recipe is that I forgot to melt the butter for these. I know, right? In my defense, I was making two other recipes, shooting two, and dealing with a kid with a fever bouncing off 103.

Guess what? They’re just as good with regular, creamed butter. And you don’t have to refrigerate them that long!

The beauty of this cookie recipe is that you can add whatever you want to it. Candy, different flavors of chocolate chips, toffee, whatever you want. For this batch I added chopped Kit Kat bars and white chocolate chips. I like the balance between the white chocolate and the Kit Kats. If I’d added milk or semi-sweet chocolate, I think the Kit Kat would have gotten lost. You can add your favorites!

Just a quick note: I broke my Kit Kats into the strips, then into thirds and mixed them in using a stand mixer. Mixing them in with the mixer breaks some of the chunks up even more and leaves some bigger. If you’re not using a stand mixer, you should chop the Kit Kats up a little more so you don’t have huge pieces in all your cookies.

If you like Kit Kats, you’ll love these! I’m kind of hoping they have magical healing powers.

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And maybe magical preventative powers… #icannotgetsick

Enjoy!

Kit Kat Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies

Kit Kat Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup Kit Kats, strips separated and broken into thirds (about 10 fun sized)
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (or milk or semi-sweet)

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and both sugars until combined.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir and set aside.
  3. Turn mixer on low. Add egg, mixing completely. Mix in vanilla extract. Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Add Kit Kats and white chocolate chips. NOTE: if you’re not using a stand mixer, chop your Kit Kats smaller. If you are using a stand mixer, run it on medium-low speed for about 15 seconds. The Kit Kats will break up smaller during mixing.
  4. Important: Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill dough for at least 2 hours. They taste best when baked from the refrigerator.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°. Line cookie sheets with parchment or silpat liners.
  6. Scoop out 2 tablespoon sized balls and place two inches apart on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for about 10-12 minutes. 10 minutes will be slightly underdone (the way I love them) but if you like a more done cookie, let them bake an extra minute or two. Let cool for 5 minutes, and then remove from pans to cool completely.

Notes

Thanks to a reader, I found that the original amount of flour was incorrect in the recipe. It's since been changed to the correct amount (1 1/2 cups) after a quick re-make of the cookies. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this has caused!

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69 Responses to “Kit Kat Cookies”

  1. Alana posted on January 30, 2014 at 5:12 am (#)

    These sound super delicious! I am pinning them to try :)

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  2. Madison posted on January 30, 2014 at 5:21 am (#)

    MY sister in law is always asking for me to bake with kit kats (her fave candy bar). You solved my dilemma! Thank you so much.

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  3. Kloe @ kloeskitchen.wordpress.com posted on January 30, 2014 at 6:10 am (#)

    Those look sooooooooo good! I just checked the pantry to make sure we had kit-kats. We do! I will be making these soon!
    Thanks for posting them. Happy baking!

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  4. Lisa @ Wine & Glue posted on January 30, 2014 at 6:36 am (#)

    Awww, you are such a good mom!! Not every mom would make their sick kiddo cookies with their favorite candy. Usually I just tell my kids to be happy their having juice and watching tv all day. :) These look amazing Dorothy!! Off to FedEx you three bottles of Lysol and four bottles of wine! :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 30th, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      Please do, lol! Thanks Lisa!

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  5. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet posted on January 30, 2014 at 6:44 am (#)

    My husband LOVES kit kat bars. We even made them homemade for him as a Christmas present. These would be perfect for him!!

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  6. Ashton posted on January 30, 2014 at 6:55 am (#)

    I looooooove this!! How did you know I’ve been over here putting candy bars in cookies too!?! It’s our magical BFF powers ;)

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  7. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction posted on January 30, 2014 at 9:00 am (#)

    Jordan’s lucky to have a mom like you! Cookies definitely make being sick better!

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  8. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker posted on January 30, 2014 at 9:31 am (#)

    Awww you are such a great mom!! My favorite candy cookies will make me get well sooner for sure. Embrace the sanitizer to stay virus free :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 30th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      I’m trying my best! Thanks Zainab!

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  9. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on January 30, 2014 at 9:57 am (#)

    1. YUMMMMEHHHHH!
    2. Aww poor Jordan!
    3. I’m not feeling too well either and cookies would DEF make me feel betterrrrr

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 30th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      Feel better! You totally need cookies. :)

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  10. Better With Sugar posted on January 30, 2014 at 10:01 am (#)

    Those look great! I love kit kats, but I’ve never tried them in cookies before, fantastic idea!
    Hope Jordan recovers soon!

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  11. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted on January 30, 2014 at 10:10 am (#)

    Man, I hope Jordan feels better! But this “Go Go Gadget Disinfectant ” made me laugh! These cookies look awesome Dorothy..I love the crunch that the Kit Kats would add!

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  12. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on January 30, 2014 at 12:48 pm (#)

    I LOVE kitkats! Ive baked them into bars, but never cookies. What have I been waiting for! They look great, Dorothy! :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 30th, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      I actually searched your site to see if you’d done it first, then went for it, lol. #greatminds

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  13. Jamie @ Dishing Out Health posted on January 30, 2014 at 1:22 pm (#)

    I agree – a good cookie can make everything better! I adore your recipes!

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  14. Erin | The Emerging Foodie posted on January 30, 2014 at 1:32 pm (#)

    Yum! These look awesome, Dorothy. Totally healing cookies! ;) I’ve been battling the flu for a week or so even though I am a germ freak (flu shots are obviously not enough of a defense!) so these look like the perfect “I want to feel pitiful and lay on the couch” cookies. I hope Jordan feels better and you don’t catch what she has! Sanitizer to the rescue!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 30th, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      I’m keeping my fingers crossed! Feel better Erin!

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  15. Mom posted on January 30, 2014 at 4:26 pm (#)

    Oh, yum! You could have made a full recipe and saved some for me!!! lol

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  16. Laurie F. posted on January 30, 2014 at 5:08 pm (#)

    Those cookies seem to jump off the page, they look so good. Tell Jordan we hope she feels back to normal soon!

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  17. Lynn @ The Actor's Diet posted on January 30, 2014 at 5:37 pm (#)

    I just got some Japanese Kit Kats…I know what I’m doing with them!

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  18. Kari Nixon posted on January 30, 2014 at 5:41 pm (#)

    Can’t wait to try these! Your so creative!!

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  19. Emily @ Life on Food posted on January 30, 2014 at 5:43 pm (#)

    Yum, yum!! These are packed full of goodness. I hope your daughter feels better soon.

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  20. Amy posted on January 30, 2014 at 5:43 pm (#)

    I totally wish cookies were the new chicken soup! I’d actually enjoy being sick for a change… Maybe even wish for a few sick days each month! ;) I’m sending lots of healthy thoughts your way! With so many recipes to test and photograph, I really hope you don’t get Jordan’s fever. All of the sugar should kill any germs she sends your way, right??

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  21. sheila @ Sweet Baked Life posted on January 30, 2014 at 6:49 pm (#)

    What a nice treat for your little one — hope she is feeling better soon! These look so yummy!

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  22. Tieghan Gerard posted on January 30, 2014 at 8:42 pm (#)

    Hope Jordan feels better soon! being sick is the worst!

    I am in love with these cookies. Kit Kats are so fun and remind me of being a kid around Halloween. For some reason I always ate kit kats around Halloween. Anyway, love these!

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  23. Iram posted on January 30, 2014 at 8:58 pm (#)

    Hi Dorothy,
    You are such a cool mom. You allowed Jordn to watch netflix and made her cookies.
    Unfortunately my 5 yr old got sick too (has a krup cough). It sucks because she sounds like a seal when coughing.
    And now what sucks the most is I’m sick. I saw your post and honestly got happy. My fav. candy is kitkat. :) I think I’ll make your cookies, I need something tasty! :)
    You rock!!

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  24. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes posted on January 30, 2014 at 10:24 pm (#)

    Ummmm I love it. and ironically, I just had a kitkat today. Now I want to make these cookies!

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  25. Nancy @ gottagetbaked posted on January 30, 2014 at 11:18 pm (#)

    I hope Jordan feels better soon! I just recovered from two weeks of the worst flu ever so I can totally sympathize. Netflix and cookies make everything better! I love that you used Kit Kat, my favourite candy bar, here. These look fantastic, Dorothy!

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  26. aatikah posted on January 31, 2014 at 6:16 am (#)

    Hey i was just wondering if i can use kit kat chunky for this

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2014 at 7:01 am

      I’ve never heard of Kit Kat Chunky! Are they sort of like regular? I’m sure you can use them (or any candy bar). Just chop them up first!

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  27. Mary Frances posted on January 31, 2014 at 7:45 am (#)

    I vote we make kit kat cookies the new chicken soup! They look incredible; candy bars in cookies are just amazing. Kit kats are new to me, but I love the candy, and know these would disappear around here. Hope Jordan feels better soon and that you don’t get whatever she’s got!

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  28. Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff posted on January 31, 2014 at 10:45 am (#)

    Today is Friday … I’m sure the healing powers have worked by now … at least I hope so! Kit Kats in cookies … winner :)

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  29. Shannon @ Bake.Frost.Repeat posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:11 pm (#)

    I LOVE Kit Kat bars, but never thought about putting them in a cookie! I have to try these
    !

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  30. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen posted on January 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm (#)

    Oh Dorothy! You have the key to my heart! I love love love Kit Kat bars!

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  31. Sophia posted on February 1, 2014 at 3:16 am (#)

    Hi i tried baking the cookies just now and am wondering how come my batter is not moist? Its so dry and kinda hard to mold.. :(

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  32. Helena@BestCookWareSetReviews posted on February 1, 2014 at 3:27 am (#)

    Hi Dorothy,
    These look delicious! I love Kit Kat bars! These are amazing looking. I could stuff my face with these and not feel a bit guilty! Totally pinning!

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  33. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent posted on February 1, 2014 at 6:06 pm (#)

    You had me at kit kat. Yum!

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  34. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting posted on February 1, 2014 at 7:19 pm (#)

    I love the idea of these cookies! You’re right in that cookies make everything better! Coming off the heels of our vacation this weekend, my boyfriend came down with a nasty cold and I am trying to stay as far away from him as possible, I too cannot get sick before BYBC!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 2nd, 2014 at 7:18 am

      I am drinking zicam by the gallon! Good luck, and I can’t wait to see you!

      Reply

  35. Rachel posted on February 2, 2014 at 11:26 am (#)

    Hi
    I’ve just made these and my family loved them –
    Even though I forgot to out the white choc chips in
    Thanks I have another recipe for my bake sale next week
    Hope Jordon is feeling better. :)

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  36. Niki posted on February 3, 2014 at 8:05 am (#)

    Like a previous poster, I made them and the batter was dry. I couldn’t form a cookie, so I baked it in a 8×8 pan. I even made the base twice, just in case the butter and sugars weren’t creamed enough. I added the dry ingredients slowly to not over power the wet ingredients too, even cut back on the flour. Any advice?

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 3rd, 2014 at 10:06 am

      Hi Niki, I’m sorry about that! (And thanks for alerting me to the other comment, somehow it got lost in my feed!) Can you let me know if you made any other changes to the recipe (besides cutting down on flour)? How much flour did you end up using? Was your butter room temperature or cold when starting? Did you use unsalted? How long did you chill them for? I know that, when the dough is chilled a long time (my other cookies from this same base are chilled longer) the dough gets very hard from the refrigerator and is difficult to scoop. Could that have been a the problem? Sorry for all the questions, I’m just trying to troubleshoot. :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 3rd, 2014 at 10:24 am

      Hi Niki, me again! :) So I just went and remade the dough, because when I saw 2 1/2 cups of flour it made me wonder, and you’re right. I so apologize for any inconvenience! The recipe should have (and now does say) 1 1/2 cups. Again, thanks for alerting me to the issue, and I apologize! I hope that you’ll try them again. :) With the 1 1/2 cups of flour the dough is soft, but not too sticky, when finished mixing. Once chilled it will be harder and difficult to scoop, but the end result is worth the arm workout. :)

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      • Niki replied on February 3rd, 2014 at 12:50 pm

        Awesome! I thought I was losing my mind ;) When I remade them I used 2 cups of flour. I did have room temperature butter. None the less, they are yummy patted into an 8×8 pan and baked for 20 minutes.

        • Dorothy Kern replied on February 3rd, 2014 at 7:26 pm

          Thanks Niki!! :)

  37. Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate posted on February 3, 2014 at 8:33 am (#)

    Must try these! Every Halloween I eat myself a bag of kit kats, just to mentally prepare myself for all the screaming sugar-high children, you know? Yum!! Hope that fever is gone!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 3rd, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      It is, thank you Katie! :)

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  38. TBurton posted on February 3, 2014 at 5:54 pm (#)

    #2 on the directions says while butter mixture is cooling……
    Is the butter supposed to be warm/hot? Just making sure I didn’t miss something, LOL!
    Thanks! Tina

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 3rd, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      You’re not crazy, I am. It’s fixed, ha! :)

      Reply

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    omg, thanks so much for posting this! It is gonna help when I get pinot noir at the store! Very Great!

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  42. Chichi posted on July 9, 2014 at 3:30 am (#)

    Pining these amazing cookies. Looks so yummy.

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  43. Jess posted on September 16, 2014 at 9:49 am (#)

    I will definitely be trying this recipe soon!! I just  bought some kit kats! I’ll link you in my blog (justjess.belsterling.com) when I try- great idea- thanks!!! :)
    -Jess

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  45. Heather posted on November 3, 2014 at 12:14 pm (#)

    Hi, just came across this recipe when trying to figure out what to do with all of this Halloween candy! Quick question – when do you add the sugar and butter? Are you adding the egg to the sugar/butter mixture? These look totally yummy!

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