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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
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Recipe type: dessert
 
Cookies with apple pie spice and caramel apple milky ways.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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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Mr. Goodbar Brown Butter Blondies

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Like most of you, I’m sure, the days (and weeks, apparently) after Easter left me with a plethora of candy sitting around my house.  One of my bags of chocolates was a variety of Hershey’s minis; including Milk Chocolate, Krackle’s, Hershey’s Special Dark, and Mr. Goodbars.

Here’s the thing though. I’m not a huge fan of Mr. Goodbars plain. So I set out to bake them into something. The winner? Blondies. I used the same base from Sally’s Baking Addiction that I did for my m&m blondies. I did a few things differently though- specifically, browning the Ray Ban outlet butter, and baking them in an 8×8 pan. These were things I simply didn’t have available to me the last time I made blondies, but boy did they make a difference! I found myself polishing off three or four thick, delicious, buttery and caramel-y blondies. YUM.

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Browning the butter was super duper easy. I was wary of it, but now that I’ve done it I want to brown the butter for everything. I finally understand what all the hype is about! All you do is melt the called for amount of butter in a skillet over medium heat, and keep whisking it until you see brown specks appear in the botton of the pan. The butter will be a gorgeous shade of amber, and your kitchen will be filled with a wonderful nutty aroma. Pour the butter into a bowl after this happens so the butter doesn’t burn! The entire process will take around 5-6 minutes.

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I topped them off with chopped up mini Mr. Goodbars, but you could use any candy you prefer! The great thing about blondies is that they are a blank slate for ANYTHING you want to mix in. I see myself making many more blondies in the future!

Recipe:

(adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5-7 chopped mini mr. goodbar candy bars
  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; whisking constanty. Remove from heat when butter starts to turn brown, about 5-6 minutes and pour into a large mixing bowl. Mix in brown sugar and let cool to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 350. Spray 8×8 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. To the cooled butter/sugar mixture, mix in egg and vanilla. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Pour into 8×8 pan and sprinkle the chopped candy bars on top. Mix in slightly.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the top is lightly brown. Allow to cool for at least one hour and slice into squares.

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