Milky Way Cookies

With a buttery, dark brown sugar base and chunks of candy bars, these Milky Way Cookies are out of this world!!
Milky Way Cookies | Buttery, dark brown sugar cookies filled with caramelly chunks of Milky Way candy bars

 Milky Way Cookies

We have new neighbors who have only been in town a few months. Last week they added a sweet baby boy to their young family. I’m exhausted just thinking about having a kindergartner, preschooler AND an infant in the house. I knew a dinner would be appreciated. First, I narrowed down the entree, then focused on what I’d bring for dessert. Milky Way cookies sounded perfect.

Milky Way Cookies | Buttery, dark brown sugar cookies filled with caramelly chunks of Milky Way candy bars

An Amped Up Classic

I love taking a basic chocolate chip cookie dough and adding all sorts of delicious components: dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips or chopped candy. Anything with caramel or toffee is always at the top of my list. This time, I picked up a bag of mini Milky Ways. There will be some melting and leaking of caramel from the chopped candy as the cookies bake, but that adds to their charm. I just call those misshapen ones “rustic.” Katie LOVED these, saying they were even better than chocolate chip cookies. Make sure to have a big glass of milk as a chaser for these babies, they are rich and sensational.

Milky Way Cookies | Buttery, dark brown sugar cookies filled with caramelly chunks of Milky Way candy bars

Photo Circa 2012

Milky Way Cookies
 
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A buttery cookie filled with chunks of Milky Ways. Adapted from Cookies and Cups.
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2½- 3 dozen
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 bag fun sized Milky Way bars (10.65 ounces), cut into 5 slices, then freeze
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment.
  3. Cream butter and sugars till well blended. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Stir in baking soda, salt, and flour. Carefully break apart and add frozen Milky Way chunks, reserving some to press into cookies when they come out of the oven.
  4. Scoop out rounded tablespoonfuls of dough and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake about 10 minutes or till golden. Press one of the reserved pieces of Milky Way into the hot cookies. Cool on pan for 5 minutes, then remove to wire rack to finish cooling.

Tip of the Day: If your cookies come out of the oven misshapen, you can use your spatula (coated with a bit of non-stick cooking spray if caramel is involved) to reshape. Make sure to do this while your cookies are still hot and pliable. 
Milky Way Cookies | Buttery, dark brown sugar cookies filled with caramelly chunks of Milky Way candy bars

Comments

  1. I looooooooooove these cookies, and I’m planning to bake them for my nieces this week (I have similar bars in the freeze just waiting for these cookies)

    P.s – I missed a few of your latest posts, as I took a vacation from blogging. Actually I’m still on vacation (from my own blog), but I do promised to visit here often

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