Turn your favorite candy bars into Milky Way Cookies. Soft, chewy and full of chocolate flavor. You will love the flavor and how easy they are to make.

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We love Milky Way candy bars and combining them with cookie ingredients makes for a delicious combination. It is one of the easiest cookie recipes you will make and you only need simple ingredients.

Another fun recipe using candy bars to try is Twix Thumbprint Cookies. I have been making cookies like this since the kids were little. They are so easy. The kids also love to help me make Homemade Snickers.

Why this recipe works

This is the perfect cookie recipe to use up leftover candy bars and makes delicious dessert. Milkyway Cookies are rich, decadent and loaded with amazing flavor.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed for Milky Way Cookies - butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, baking powder, salt, chocolate chips, milky way candy bars.
  • Unsalted Butter (softened) 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Light Brown Sugar 
  • Large Eggs 
  • Baking Powder 
  • Salt
  • Chocolate Chip 
  • Fun Size Milky Way Candy Bars (coarsely chopped) 

The complete ingredient list can be found at the bottom of the page.

How to Make Milk Way Cookies: 

  • Step 1 – Heat Oven – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  
Mixing bowl with butter and sugars.

Step 2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar until the mixture is creamy. 

Eggs and vanilla added to the bowl.

Step 3. Stir in the eggs and vanilla extract.  

Flour, baking soda and salt combined in a bowl.

Step 4. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a different bowl.

Wet and dry ingredients added to the bowl.

Step 5. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until well combined. 

Candy bars added to mixture.

Step 6. Add the chocolate chips and candy to the dough.

Chocolate Chips folded into dough.

Step 7. Refrigerate the dough for 15-20 minutes.

Cookie dough scooped into balls and placed on baking sheet.

Step 8.  Scoop the cookie dough onto a baking sheet. Then bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are slightly golden browned.  

Cookies baked and cooling on cookie sheet.

Step 9. Let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.  Then move to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Recipe Tips

  • Combine Ingredients – Combine ingredients to everything is mixed together. You can mix by hand or use a stand mixer.
  • Milky Way Bar – Chop the milky way fun size candy bars in bite size pieces.
  • Cookie Scoop – The cookie scoop I used is approximately 1 tablespoon of dough size.  If you use a large cookie scoop make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly. 
  • Room Temperature Ingredients – When combining the ingredients make sure the ingredients are at room temperature. This helps to blend the ingredients easily and prevents lumps in your batter.
  • Prepare Baking Sheets –  Parchment paper makes clean up easy and helps the cookies to bake evenly without spreading a bunch.
  • Allow the cookies to set. –  Allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes prior to moving to the cooling rack. This will help them to set and not crumble when moved.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a Different Candy Bar?

Yes, this is cookie recipe can easily be made with different candy bars to make this recipe. If you have leftover Halloween candy use it to make this cookie recipe.

Can you Freeze Milky Way Cookies?

Yes, freezing cookie is great whether you want to freeze the dough or the leftover cookies.

If you want to freeze the dough, prepare the cookie dough as the recipe indicates. Place on a baking sheet and place in the freezer. Allow the dough to freeze for about an hour.

Then place in a freezer bag to pull out the amount you need to bake. This is a great way to bake the amount you need.

You can also freeze leftover cookies after they have baked. Place in a freezer safe container with parchment paper in between the layers.
Freezing cookies will last about 3 to 4 months if stored properly.

How to store leftovers?

Store the cookies in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for up to 1 week.  

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I can’t wait for you to try this Milky Way Cookie recipe. Once you do, please come back and leave a comment. It is so much fun hearing from you!

Milky Way Cookies

5 from 5 votes
Turn you favorite candy bars into Milky Way Cookies. Soft, chewy and full of chocolate flavor. You will love the flavor and how easy they are to make.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Let Rest 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 261

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar until the mixture is creamy.  Stir in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a different bowl.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until well combined.
  • Gently stir the chocolate chips and Milky Way Candy Bars into the cookie dough. Cover and refrigerate the dough for 15-20 minutes.
  • Scoop the cookie dough onto a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are slightly browned.
  • Let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.  Then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Then the cookies are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the cookies in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 261kcal, Carbohydrates 35g, Protein 3g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.4g, Cholesterol 36mg, Sodium 140mg, Potassium 73mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 20g, Vitamin A 268IU, Vitamin C 0.04mg, Calcium 24mg, Iron 1mg

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