kit kat chocolate chip cookies

Kit Kat Chocolate Chip Cookies | Melanie Makes

With school back in session and holiday treats vanished, it was time to fill the cookie jar!  As I was looking through the pantry I ran across a bag of Kit Kats that Andy’s mom had left for the girls after they were lamenting that they didn’t get as many as they thought they should at Halloween.  (They really lead a very difficult life.)  Knowing their love of Kit Kats, I decided to earn some major mama points and make them the star of these Kit Kat Chocolate Chip cookies.

Kit Kat Chocolate Chip Cookies | Melanie Makes

Let me be honest…  If you love Kit Kats, and you love chocolate, this cookie is for you.  With three cups total of both ingredients, the cookie dough itself is really just holding all the chocolate and candy together.  I’m not complaining!

Kit Kat Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Kit Kat candy, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Cream together shortening, brown sugar and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, water and vanilla and beat together until fluffy.
  3. Add flour, salt and baking soda and mix until just combined.
  4. Stir in Kit Kat and chocolate chips.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop, form and drop dough onto baking sheet with silicone mat.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

Kit Kat Chocolate Chip Cookies | Melanie Makes

Needless to say, the girls were thrilled with their cookies.  As was their little brother.  In fact, as soon as Camryn got into the car after school, Leighton squealed, “Mama made cookies!”  They then proceeded to chat about cookies all the way home.  Well, cookies and swimming lessons.  But mostly cookies.


  1. just repinned this from you– ev would LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE these. xoxo.

  2. Oh Melanie, these look delicious! Definitely pinning this one to try later.

    you’re killing me.
    i want to be your neighbor SO BADLY.

    • You know where I live – come on over!

      Proof that we need to schedule a PL get together in Ohio and I can cook and you can watch my children and afterwards we can PL. :)

  4. You are killing me with these candy cookies. I wish I had more time to GF test some of these recipes right now … maybe this weekend!!! :)

  5. Um, Kit kat cookies?! Y-u-u-m-m!! Want it, need it. Our cookie jar is empty, and these cookies look perfect for filling the jar :) I always think that I should save a bunch of various chocolates after Halloween to throw into my cookies, but well, you know… I eat the chocolates instead 😉

  6. Looks yummy, Kit Kat’s are one of my favorites. My comment; however, is really unrelated. I thought of you the other day. I’m reading “Bread and Wine” by Shauna Neiquist right now and it strikes me as a book that you might enjoy. Admittedly, I’m only halfway through, but am really enjoying it. Just food for though (no pun intended) in case you haven’t read it.

  7. good use of kit kats! the cookies look delish!

  8. Making these with my daughter today…the dough is lovely and I can’t wait to hear the reviews!
    Thamks for a great recipe!

    • Hi, Cyndi – what an awesome way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Please let me know what you think. My 3 and 5 year old girls won’t keep their hands out of the cookie jar! :)

  9. I just made these to send to our grandchildren. They are fantastic!!!! My DH said to get them mailed quickly…or they will be gone:). Thanks so much, this is really a winner recipe!

    • You sound like an awesome grandmother! So glad you both enjoy them and hope they get a seal of approval when they arrive at your grandchildren’s house, too!

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