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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!

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