Caramel Apple Milky Way Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies with caramel apple milky way bars and a hint of apple pie spice

Caramel Apple Milky Way Cookies. Chocolate Chip Cookies with caramel apple milky ways mixed in!

Do you ever find that sometimes at the store things just sort of “fall into” your basket? And then oops you’re buying 5 bags of candy when you just went to the store for some milk. That’s what happened with these cookies. I went to CVS with some friends just for milk and cereal, and well… I saw caramel apple milky ways. And then I found myself buying them.

Caramel Apple Milky Way Cookies. Chocolate Chip Cookies with caramel apple milky ways mixed in!

And they were good, but I realized that they would be better if I baked them into cookies. Let’s be real, everything is better when it is baked into a cookie. I took my favorite cookie dough base, and adapted it. I halved it, only having one egg and not wanting to make a trip to the store. I also melted the butter, and added more flour than I normally would- this would make it thicker and also soak up the melted butter which reduces the greasy factor. I added in some chocolate chips I had on hand, just to add a little something else, and some apple pie spice I found at the grocery store. Apple pie spice is a mix of allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. If your store doesn’t carry it, feel free to use an equivalent amount of those spices. The spice adds a little something extra you can’t quite put your finger on, and complements the milky way’s perfectly!

Caramel Apple Milky Way Cookies. Chocolate Chip Cookies with caramel apple milky ways mixed in!

I found that with the milky ways, it was easier to chill them and cut the candies in half; this makes them easier to work with and to mix into the dough. The dough is chilled for a few hours before baking. As usual, we pull them out when they’re a little underdone and let them chill on the cookie sheet to ensure maximum softness and chewiness. I found 7 minutes was the perfect time, but if you’re unsure, 8-9 minutes is also good. I don’t recommend baking for 10 or more minutes- I made a few batches at 10 minutes and they still tasted good, they were just a little too brown and crunchy for my taste.

Once I started giving these cookies out to the girls in my dorm, they disappeared within 3 days- they’re that good! I’m glad I only had the small yield (about 15 cookies), I don’t need more of these sitting around! And for the students reading this- they make perfect study food!

Caramel Apple Milky Way Cookies. Chocolate Chip Cookies with caramel apple milky ways mixed in!

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Caramel Apple Milky Way Cookies
Recipe type: dessert
Cookies with apple pie spice and caramel apple milky ways.
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ¼ C granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 C + 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ¾ Tablespoons apple pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 16 Caramel Apple fun-size milky ways
  • ¼ C milk chocolate chips
  1. Mix together butter and sugars. Mix in egg.
  2. Add flour, spice, and baking soda.
  3. Cut milky way candies in half and mix into dough with chocolate chips.
  4. Chill for at least 2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  6. Scoop 2 tablespoon size scoops of dough onto cookie sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes, or until the edges are just golden brown. Let chill for 5-6 minutes on cookie sheet before moving to wire rack to finish cooling.

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3 Comments on Caramel Apple Milky Way Cookies

  1. Kammie @ Sensual Appeal
    September 19, 2013 at 10:59 am (6 years ago)

    I love caramel things and this is the perfect weather for this type of treat – it’s rainy. I feel like the more gloomy it is outside, the better the mood for baking sweet things. Great recipe!
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    • faith
      September 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks Kammie! Rainy weather is perfect for caramel, you’re right!


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