Milky way cookies


Super soft chocolate and caramel milky way cookies that literally melt in your mouth.

It’s no secret that I love cookies! I’ve shared so many favorites on my website like my pudding cookies, M&M cookies and a round up of other favorite cookies.

milky way cookies

Milky way cookies. WOWZA! Have you tried these?  My mom makes these milky way cookies all the time and they are delicious!! She brought some over a few weeks ago and I had to snap a picture real fast before they all disappeared. I knew you’d want me to share them with you. ;) These cookies really are AMAZING! milky way cookie dough


How to make milky way cookies

The dough may be my favorite part about these cookies. You can either chop the milkways  and mix them into the dough or leave them bigger and wrap the dough around them. Just depends if you want a big gooey center.

Once they’re baked they’re pure heaven though, so you have to try both! They are super soft with loads of milky ways! The chocolate caramel combination is my absolute favorite.

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milky way cookies

Milky Way Cookie Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Milky Way Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 30
Calories: 238 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Milky Way Cookies - These cookies are AMAZING! They are super soft with loads of milky ways! The chocolate caramel combination is my absolute favorite.



  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 22.51 oz milky ways (about 35 minis; coarsely chopped)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 

  2. In a large bowl cream the butter and sugars with a mixer. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients along with the chopped milky ways. Chill dough for 15 minutes.

  3. Scoop cookies onto a lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet then transfer to a cooling rack.

Nutrition Facts
Milky Way Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 176mg 7%
Potassium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Sugars 23g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4.5%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



Milkyway cookies

Original photo 2012

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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43 comments on “Milky way cookies”

  1. Oh my word these look amazing!!!

  2. I can not wait to get the stuff and make these. Milky Ways are one of my favorite candies .

  3. You are bringing out my inner cookie monster!! These look off the chain amazing! ;)

  4. these look delicious!! pinning!

  5. I just made these and they were ooey, gooey and delicious!!!! Another favorite!

  6. How wonderful are these? I need them in my life!

  7. Awww. I just made them but I over-baked them and they turned out too crispy. XD Ah well, will try to achieve a chewy cookie another day.

  8. love the.ideas

  9. Just made these and they are so yummy. I didn’t have milky ways so I used Snickers, so good!

  10. How many cookies does it make ?

  11. Hiii these look soo good! Quick question though, the two sticks of butter are small sticks right? So about one cup? The reason I ask is because I only get bigger blocks of butter which are equivalent to one cup.

  12. Cherie @ incherieswords Reply

    I just made these for my family of 5 and more than half the batch is already gone. My husband especially likes them and my oldest is convinced I bought them. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!!

  13. looking for the recipe that is on the back of the mini m % ms package.

  14. Wanted to make Milky Way cookies purchased full size bars not the minis… you you know how many full size bars are needed?


  15. Very delicious cookie!

  16. Hi there!
    Did you use non-salted or salted butter?

    Thanks- they look delicious! :)

  17. I have made over 250 of these cookies in the last 2 weeks for different functions.  They are very delicious and turn out perfect every time!!

  18. Can the dough be frozen and baked later? I cannot wait to make these!

  19. I made these and they taste delicious but they are coming out for the oven very thin! Yours look thick. I tried chilling the dough on the cookie sheet before baking. That did not help very much. What else can I do? Thanks!

  20. Have you ever frozen these after baking?

  21. I was wondering how many cookies  does the milky way recipe make with one batch?

  22. Made these Sunday, for following school week. Yeah right, they never made it to Sunday night!!! One word, amazing 😋

  23. Got my Milky Ways today and will make these tomorrow for my daughter. They look delish and Milky Way is her favorite candy. Did you use AP flour or self rising? I have both.

  24. My children will love them!

  25. Can these be made with premixed sugar cookie dough? I have a ton of that. Could you provide a recipe adjustment for that?

    • Hi Josh! You definitely could, but the homemade cookie dough will taste much better for these cookies! :) I would just add the milky ways and follow the directions on the premixed sugar cookie dough package.

  26. I just made a batch of these fantastic cookies. My great grandkids loved them, but so did my “big” kids! Excellent.

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