Pay Day Cookies

Pay Day Cookies: Peanut butter, candy corn and peanuts create a #copycat Payday flavor!
I love this time of year. I love jeans, and hoodies, and fall colors. I love anything pumpkin flavored (even enjoyed my first Starbucks Pumpkin Spice coffee this week).  But, yes, I mostly love candy corn. I mean it’s pure sugar, who doesn’t love it? Don’t answer that.
These cookies are inspired by one of my favorite candy corn snacks…a bowl of peanuts and candy corn. And yes, it truly does taste like a PAY Day candy bar. The cookies are just yummy, maybe not so PAY DAY tasting.
What sort of things do you enjoy this time of year? Or are you just wishing it was another season already?

Pay Day Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts, chopped
  • 2- 11.4oz bags of M&M Peanut Butter candies (not Peanut...peanut butter!) 1 1/2 bags (12 oz each) Brach candy corn


  1. In mixer, combine butter and sugars. Beat for about 2 minutes, until creamy. Add in egg and vanilla. Beat in flour, baking soda and salt. Fold in the peanuts and  M&M's. Drop by large tablespoons onto a cookie sheet.
  2. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press in the candy corn (point first so it goes in easily). Allow to cool and enjoy!

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30 comments on “Pay Day Cookies”

  1. Mhmm these look so delicious! I love jeans and hoodies too 😀

  2. Yum! These look and sound AMAZING! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

  3. I love fall also. It’s my favorite season. I love these cookies. I am putting them on my list for Halloween cookies. I linked to you from Mouthwatering Monday. Thanks for a great recipe.

  4. These look so cute and yummy! I love the idea of throwing some candy corn in cookies, I’ll have to try this!

    Found you from Something Swanky’s Blog hop, I’m your newest follower.

  5. The candy corn is the CUTEST! Must taste great when you first bit into them 🙂

  6. Ryobious- Thanks for following 🙂
    Shelly- They do taste great, wish I had some left!

  7. Hi Amiee lovely to meet you over the blogosphere and thank you for your friend request on Food Buzz – I’m looking forward to using it more.

    I love your blog – autumn is great although I wish we had more Halloween goodies in the UK – we don’t have candy corn over here! I’d never seen it until I started to follow some of my American blog friends :0)

  8. I’ve been exploring for a bit for any high-quality articles or blog posts in this sort of space .

  9. These look amazing!!! I’d love if you’d stop by and link up over at my Candy Corn Recipe Round-Up

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