Soft and Chewy Milky Way Cookies

IMG_5621Today is my half birthday! I’m going to use that, along with my crazy work schedule at my new job, as an excuse to eat a ton of my newest cookie concoction. While extreme couponing a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a way to get a few bags of the new Milky Way Bites for free. They were immediately thrown in my cart, ripped open, and half-eaten before I made it to the check out line. They are unwrapped already, so there’s no effort required to eat all of them.


In a last ditch effort to not eat both bags by myself, I threw together a batch of cookie dough for the remaining chocolate morsels and ended up with the softest, chewiest cookie recipe I have ever made. I had done some research and decided to try cornstarch in the batter. You can definitely taste it in there, but it does not take anything away from the candy or the rest of the vanilla extract-fueled dough. You have to chill the batter for a while before you bake it so that the bite-sized bars keep their shape, but the payoff is worth it. IMG_5633Recipe: Soft and Chewy Milky Way Cookies adapted from Center Cut Cook

Makes about 3 dozen

What You Need:

  • 2 & 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package Milky Way Bites


What To Do:

1. Mix together all the dry ingredients.

2. Add in the eggs, butter, and vanilla extract until creamy

3. Gently mix in the Milky Way Bites, being careful not to break them.

4. Chill the batter in the fridge for an hour. This will harden the candy enough so that they keep their shape in the oven.

5. Form dough into tablespoon sized balls, making sure there is at least one candy bar in each.

6. Bake for 10 minutes. The cookies will look like they are not quite ready to come out yet, but once you let them cool down they will look awesome!

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3 Responses to Soft and Chewy Milky Way Cookies

  1. Rae says:

    I am not a milky way fan, but I bet these would taste good with a snickers bar.—

  2. Denise says:

    Hi! Dani, Visting from Anyonita’s Tasty Tuesdays. These look fabulous! I can’t keep chocolate in the house such a fan. I would have been in the bag before I got home too.

  3. I do believe these need to be added to my cookie jar! Stopping by from Tasty Tuesdays. Thanks so much for sharing these!

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