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Milky way cookies

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

Milky way cookies stacked on top of each other.
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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. Now add milky ways and I’m sold.

Recreate a classic in cookie form with this easy recipe for homemade Milky Way cookies loaded with chocolate, nougat and caramel. These soft and chewy cookies make a delicious holiday treat.

Milky way cookie dough.

How to Make Milky Way Cookies

  1. Make the cookie dough. You can use your favorite cookie dough, use a store bought version or the one in my recipe card below. The dough may be my favorite part about these cookies.
  2. Add the milky ways. 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.
  3. Bake. Make sure to not over cook these, you want the centers to still be slightly soft and just golden brown on the bottoms.

Tip: Chill the dough for 30 minutes to an hour for a fluffier fuller cookie.

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.

Milky way cookies broken in half.

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Milky Way Cookie Recipe

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
Milky Way Cookies – These cookies are AMAZING! They are super soft with loads of milky ways! The chocolate caramel combination is my absolute favorite.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 30


  • ½ cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 9.7 ounces milky ways (about 25-30 minis; coarsely chopped)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 
  • In a large bowl cream the butter and sugars with a mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl whisk the flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients along with the chocolate chips and chopped milky ways. Chill dough for 15-30 minutes.
  • 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.


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 53mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.7mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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