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Send Me To The Milky Way Cookies

Good Wednesday Morning Ya’ll. Hope everyone is enjoying their week! It’s actually my B-day today, whoo hoo for 32! It’s weird because I don’t feel much older than when I was in high school! It’s just a number right!!??

Yes, another Halloween has come and gone and sure enough I had a whole bowl full of mini Milky Ways and 3 Musketeers left that I wanted to get out of the house. Being the cookie lover that I am, I thought, why not just toss all the candy bars into some good dough. Let me tell you, I am not a huge fan of these candy bars by themselves, but Whoa are they good in cookies. The nougat and caramel makes the cookies chewy and ultra soft. I might even be tempted to make these babies all year round, that’s how much I liked them. So, give them a whirl, and if your family is anything like mine, those are the 2 candy bars that are left at the bottom of your Halloween bowls!

Take a peek and enjoy!!

Send Me To The Milky Way Cookies

2 sticks softened butter

¾ Cup sugar

¾ Cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 ¾ Cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

35 mini milky way and 3 musketeer candy bars, coarsely chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer cream the butter and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined, scraping edges with a spatula. In a separate large bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add to wet ingredients along with the chopped candy bars.

2. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until cooked to your preference. Let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet then transfer to a cooling rack.

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  1. 1
    Rachelle says:

    Happy Birthday!!

    The cookies look great!
    My kids got junk candy, mostly toosie rolls, chewy junk and nestly crunch minis, yuk. No leftovers recipes from me.

  2. 2
    Cristine says:

    Happy birthday!!!

    Those cookies look delicious!

  3. 3
    Emily says:

    Happy, happy, happy BIRTHDAY!
    YAY! You and my sister are the same age.

    The cookies look awesome.

  4. 4
    Alysha says:

    Those look super yummy, I was wondering with thanksgiving coming up do you have a good recipe for stuffing?

  5. 5
    Jeena says:

    Oooh these cookies look wonderful they would not last long on my kitchen table thats for sure. 🙂

  6. 6
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    Happy Birthday Jenny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hope you have a wonderful day! As wonderful as sweet as these cookies!

  7. 7
    CookiePie says:

    YUM – the cookies look fabulous! Great way to use up the candy.

  8. 8
    Erin says:

    Today is my birthday too!!!! 11-12 is a great day for a birthday in my opinion! Happy Birthday and the cookies look SO yummy!

  9. 9
    HoneyB says:

    Oops! I thought your birthday was yesterday and I wished you happy birthday yesterday on my blog! Oh well, Happy Birthday today! 🙂

    That caramel in the cookie looks too good!

  10. 10
    madebymel says:

    Happy Birthday!
    These cookies look so chewy and gooey, yum!

  11. 11
    priscilla says:

    happy birthday jenny! hope you had a good one…those cookies look delicious – i need to get milky ways now!

  12. 12
    Rebekah says:

    Hope you have a great day!!!!

    I love those candy bars but only as mini’s. What a great way to use up the candy you have left! I may have to try that with some of our leftover candy!!

  13. 13
    RecipeGirl says:

    Milky ways are my fave candy bar. Can you believe my 7 year old only came home with one mini-sized milky way this year? I tried to send him back out to get some more but he was beat! No 3-Musketeers either. Weird.

    I love candy bar dessert recipes of any kind- these look great!

  14. 14
    Mary says:

    Happy Birthday, Jenny. Your years become you, you wear them well.

  15. 15
    Cathy says:

    These look so gooey delicious. What a great way to use up the last of the treats.

    Happy Birthday!

  16. 16
    Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Oh, fantastic! Those cookies are droolworthy!



  17. 17
    sarah says:

    Happy Birthday! These cookies look great. I might try them out this Sunday to take to our college group at church. I love both of those candy bars… but then again, I’ve hardly met a candy bar I didn’t like.

  18. 18
    Barbara Bakes says:

    Happy Birthday! Milky Way is my favorite candy bar. I know I would love these cookies!

  19. 19
    Meghan says:

    My heart just skipped a little beat!

    Happy Belated birthday!!

  20. 20
    fly baby in OKC says:

    Happy Birthday!

    About the age thing – I once heard that the reason we don’t FEEL like we get older is because our spirit/soul is designed to live forever. I love that thought…:o)

    Be blessed and have a great birthday!

  21. 21
    Maria says:

    Happy Birthday! What a great way to use the candy!! I love the cookies!

  22. 22
    Ashley says:

    Happy birthday. My 22nd is tomorrow. Very exciting! Have a great one!

  23. 23
    Jen says:

    I’m amazed you have any leftover candy…my kids gobbled theirs up pretty quickly…it’s gone. This recipe makes me wish I had some left so I could try it!!

    Have a happy birthday!

  24. 24
    Kaitlin says:

    Happy Birthday Jenny! Hope it’s a good one for you =) These look so yummy, i’ll have to give them a try!

  25. 25
    carol says:

    Happy birthday to you….happy birthday to you…..I’ll spare you any more singing……trust me, THAT’S a gift!!! And I totally agree with you Jenny-age is just a number….
    Buy me a ticket on the Milky Way express….these cookies look AWESOME!!! 🙂

  26. 26
    Meg says:

    Happy Birthday! I love Milky Ways. These are amazing!

  27. 27
    Robin says:

    Those look fantastic! Happy Bday!

  28. 28
    Candy says:

    Happy Birthday! Trust me it just gets better! Yummy cookies.

  29. 29
    Sophie says:

    What a fun way to recycle those chocolates :)! Happy Birthday, hope it’s sweet and delicious!

  30. 30
    Stephanie says:

    Ooh, yummy! My problem never has been getting rid of the chocolate candies – those get eaten just fine! But what do I do with all the generic hard candies that no one will eat? 🙂

    Happy birthday!

  31. 31
    Sara says:

    Happy Birthday!! The cookies look fabulous…as always! 🙂

  32. 32
    My Sweet & Saucy says:

    Happy Birthday! What a yummy birthday treat you whipped up!

  33. 33
    Patsyk says:

    Happy Birthday!!!! Hope you do something fun today!

    Those cookies look great… I’m going to have to give them a try (but, I have to sneak into the Halloween candy jar to get them w/o the kids noticing!).

  34. 34
    Emily says:

    Jenny I hope that you have a wonderful birthday!!!
    I would just curl up with a plate of these cookies and a good book or a good movie . . . watch my house fall apart and just relax!!!
    Your cookies look so good! I am debating making cookies today myself . . . we’ll see what happens! Have a wonderful day!!!

  35. 35
    Joie de vivre says:

    This is so funny to me. I have been looking at the huge bowl of leftover Halloween candy for a week and wondering if I could put them in some sort of cookie.

  36. 36
    Nikki says:

    These look great! Hope you have a happy birthday!

  37. 37
    Allie says:

    Great idea with the candy in there. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  38. 38
    Shane says:

    Happy birthday!! Enjoy your day. Cookies look amazing.

  39. 39
    Live.Love.Eat says:

    I’m not a big candy or choc bar eater so I know I would like these cookies more than the bars alone too. They look delicious!!!

  40. 40
    Rachel says:

    Happy Birthday! I totally know what you mean that you don’t feel any older than you were in High School. My 30th is coming up in 2 weeks. Thes cookies look great!

  41. 41
    Susan says:

    Happy birthday!!! Hope you have a very special day!

  42. 42
    Aggie says:

    Happy Birthday Jenny! 32 is great! (that’s what I turned this year 😉

    Hope you have a great day and your cookies look great! I love almost any candy bar!

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Look at this, you give us a gift by posting a recipe.

    Whatever your plans are, I hope everything goes great!


  44. 44
    Sara says:

    Happy Birthday to you!!! These cookies look amazing. I have a bunch of snickers…any ideas? I guess I could just do the same thing just with the snickers. Thanks for the idea.

  45. 45
    Dawn says:

    Awww Happy Birthday sweetie! yes, it’s just a number.
    I gave away all my Halloween candy…too dangerous to keep around me.
    But glad you made really good use of yours. I love the chunk of candy bar in the middle pic. YUM!

  46. 46
    Shirla says:

    Happy Birthday! Those cookies look yummy. 🙂

    I made the Pumpkin Spice Blossom cookies you posted last month and they were amazing, thank you for posting that recipe.

  47. 47
    Lisa says:

    Happy birthday! You are still a baby! Great cookies and I love the name.

  48. 48
    Bunny says:

    Happy Birthday Jenny!! At 32 your still a pup!! I’m bookmarking these cause I would hate myself if I didn’t make them!!

  49. 49
    Mary Ann says:

    Happy Birthday! This is definitely a better way of dealing with Halloween candy that just eating it!

  50. 50
    Tracy says:

    I’m not a Milky Way fan, but those cookies sound deeelish!

  51. 51
    Becky says:

    Happy Birthday! I just made these cookies and they are great! I didn’t have any milky way but I used half with butterfinger and half with snickers. They were so good!

  52. 52
    Bob says:

    Happy Birthday girlie! Glad you don’t feel older (especially with kids!), that’s the goal, I think.

    Those cookies look awesome, wish I had some leftover candy… heh.

  53. 53
    Young Family says:

    These sound great! And just in time for my friend’s cookie exchange party. I was wondering approximately how many full size candy bars would you use? I ate all of my Halloween candy already!

  54. 54
    That Girl says:

    I have three musketeers I have to use up also…

  55. 55
    Pam says:

    You creative girl you. The cookies look fantastic.

    Happy, happy birthday to you!

  56. 56
    Katherine Aucoin says:

    Happy Birthday Jenny and these cookies look so dunkable.

  57. 57
    Steph says:

    Those cookies look amazing Jenny! I will have to use up some of my overload of leftover candy. Thanks!
    And Happy Birthday!

  58. 58
    Make Life Delicious says:

    Happy belated birthday! This cookies look GOOOOOD!! I look forward to trying the recipe and keeping up with what you have to come!

  59. 59
    Anne says:

    Yum- I bet the texture of those candy bars is just perfect in the cookies!

  60. 60
    Kameron says:

    Happy Birthday! You deserve the best – thanks for letting all of us copy off your yummy recipes!

    And we have gads of these two candy bars left (I don’t eat them, myself, but give me a DARK Milky Way and I’ll gobble it down), and a friend who shares your birthday, so it’s off to raid the kids’ buckets for these little devils! Thanks!

  61. 61
    Katrina says:

    Happy Birthday, a day late! Mine is on Saturday. But you’re just a spring chicken! 😉
    The cookies look great. A yummy looking versatile dough that would be good with just about anything!

  62. 62
    Amy says:

    These look delicious! I don’t have any leftover chocolate in the house. I am going to have to buy some to try these out though!!

  63. 63
    Amy says:

    oh…and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  64. 64
    Laura says:

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them.

  65. 65
    Joshua says:

    Happy Birthday!!

    Milky Way are my favorite!! I will have to try the cookies for sure. Check my blog pics-I made a few of your recipes for my family:) a few weeks ago. Love you site. i have your link on my blog:) Thank you for all the yummy recipes!!!!

  66. 66
    Linda says:

    Happy Birthday! I’m turning 32 in a couple weeks as well, so we are really close in age.
    Hope you enjoyed your day, and thanks for the great recipes!

  67. 67
    alexandra's kitchen says:

    Happy Birthday! i love milky ways on their own. I would devour these cookies. Yum!

  68. 68
    simplyshye says:

    Happy Birth of your Day !!! It was actually my birthday on that very day too 😉 It was a great day — the weather was nice and all .. . Anywho — I have looked at your site many many times and have used alot of your recipes !! They are all so wonderful ! Thank you for sharing your super talent with all of us out here 😉 You are so awesome at your recipes… and you make them so do-able !! Love it ! Hope your day was superb’ish ! loves –shye

  69. 69
    Elisha says:

    Hey Jenny, happy birthday!!! My friend made me these cookies and told me about this website she found them on….(yours) and of course they were wonderful! She then said that you look so great and so young, (not that 32 is old or anything!) Obviously you stay very busy and that keeps you looking great!

  70. 70
    Terah says:

    these cookies were absolutely divine! what a recipe!! 2 thumbs up! thanks!

  71. 71
    sweetpotato says:

    Happy birthday!!!!!!

    These looks look amazing!

  72. 72
    sarah says:

    Jenny, I wanted to let you know that I made these yesterday for our college group at church and they were a hit! Chewy, chocolatey, delicious!! Thanks so much for the recipe.

  73. 73
    Mandy says:

    YUM!!! We are making these TONIGHT!

  74. 74
    Jaime says:

    i love milky way candy bars!

    here’s another way to use up your leftover halloween candy

    oh and happy belated birthday!

  75. 75
    Lynn Oelsen says:

    Is it 3-5 milkyway or 35? Thanks

  76. 76
    Ricehaus says:

    Looked like a great idea, I was really liking forward to making them. But they stuck to the parchment and were a total mess. Too bad, but I will have to find a new way to utilize all that candy.

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  78. 78
    Kara says:

    This looks like an awesome recipe! Have you tried other candy bars?

  79. 79
    Jenn says:

    Hi! Thanks for the milky way cookies recipe. Can’t wait to try it. How much does a batch make approximately? Thanks. Jenn

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