These Baby Ruth Cookies are from a recipe my mother gave me, thus I have no idea the true source. According to a Taste of Home Bulletin Board, it’s from an old Baby Ruth wrapper. The version I used did not have an egg, but after doing some comparisons, most versions DO have an egg and I’m assuming the one on the wrapper did too.
Despite the missing egg, the cookies were okay. I would have enjoyed them more if a) the candy hadn’t leaked out all over my lined pan and b) I hadn’t done so much “quality checking” with my ingredients. Eating the ingredients as I bake has become a bad habit, and now by the time I’m done baking, the cookies aren’t as appealing. These cookies were much tastier a few hours later after they’d cooled completely.
If you have some Baby Ruth candy on hand, love extra chewy cookies and are curious, then I recommend the recipe. If you make it, chop the Baby Ruth bars into very small bits and make sure to work them completely into the dough. Mine melted all over the place because I cut the candy into big chunks and some of them were sitting right on top of the balls of dough.
Here’s an updated link to what appears to be closer to the original recipe. I think the cookies will be better with the egg.
No egg? Just want to make sure.
My brother used to make them when I was a little girl. I always loved them and begged him to make more.
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Great idea, Anna, I’ll have to try this out.
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I see Baby Ruth’s everywhere here, but I don’t think I’ve actually ever eaten one.
I was just going through some of my magazines from the fifties and sixties, and I spotted this recipe in an ad! These sound delicious.
I think you can buy Baby Ruth bars on ebay…I used to buy dark chocolate Kit Kat bars on ebay from Canadian vendors before they were available in MN. I like your imagination…how can a good candy bar married to a cookie be bad??
Haven’t seen Baby Ruth bars in forever but do see the Skor bars (maybe they are made locally?). The cookies look delicious. Funny story, I was in Ireland back in the eighties, at relatives and there was another Irish family also visiting, who had a baby named Ruth. The mom kept referring to her as “baby Ruth”. My cousin and I would enjoy this immensely (she’a American), and finally had to let the mother in on the joke. She was fascinated that there was a candy bar out there, and of course I had to tell her the legend of the name, supposedly in honor of a president’s little daughter!
Baby Ruth has always been one of my favorites. I think the fun size bars are available in bags, for sure at Halloween, but I think at least here they have them in the candy aisle all the time. I think you should have just put a whole candy bar in the middle of one giant log cookie. 😉 jk
I’ve actually never had a Baby Ruth, I see them around occaisionally, but they’re not widely available in Canada. They sound pretty good though, and as I am unaware of a Canadian equivalanet, I think I might have to visit a specialty shop to pick some up :).
I have a similar problem with eating ingredients whenever they’re bite sized. I also have a tendency to eat a raw batter and cookie dough… one for the bowl and one for me; one for the bowl… etc… etc.. 🙂
Wow it’s good to know I’m not the only one that eats to much of the ingredients while baking and then the cookies seem not good when they are finished. Of course a day later they taste great! I just need to not be such a piggy while baking!
you know what i love? i love that you research all these old recipe first to find the source if available.
Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
We still have Baby Ruth bars eeeeeverywhere here! If you need them for future recipes and have trouble tracking ’em down, I’ll send some over. 🙂