Milky Way Cookies

Milky Way Cookies are exactly what they sound like (if you’re not thinking of the constellation)… chopped fun-sized Milky Way bars mixed into a basic cookie recipe.  The chopped up Milky Way chunks create craters of oozing caramel that occupy the landscape of a chewy, buttery cookie.  But don’t stop at just Milky Ways, this cookie is also a solid base for other add-ins.  So get your creative juices flowing and stuff these cookies to your heart’s content.

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Milky Way Cookies

(from Cookies & Cups)
Makes about 3 dozen medium sized cookies

Ingredients

1 cup butter, 2 sticks, room temp
1 cup dark brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1½ teaspoons coarse sea salt
2½ cups all purpose flour
1 (11.24 oz) bag of fun sized Milky Way bars, chopped (I usually cut the the bars into 6 pieces)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside.  This is very important as the caramel from the Milky Ways will ooze out and stick to the cookie sheet if it’s unlined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and sea salt, and set aside.
  4. In the bowl of a mixer, cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together.
  5. Add and mix in the eggs one at a time.
  6. Add the vanilla, and mix well.  Scrape down the sides as needed
  7. Turn mixer to low, and add in the flour mixture.  Don’t overmix.
  8. Stir in the chopped Milky Way.
  9. Using a cookie scoop or spoons (the dough will be soft), drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto a baking sheet, and space the dough balls about 2″ apart.
  10. Bake the cookies for 8-9 minutes until the edges are golden.  The caramel may ooze out the sides, or the cookie may lose a little of its nice rounded shape, but don’t worry, they’ll still be delicious.
  11. Remove the cookies from oven, and let them cool on the pan for 5 minutes.  Then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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