Milky Way Stuffed Cookies

How to make stuffed cookies with your favorite candy bars. Jump to the Milky Way Stuffed Cookies Recipe or read on to see our tips for making them.

Milky Way Stuffed Cookies

– This Recipe is Sponsored by Gold Medal Flour –

Have you ever had a stuffed cookie? We hadn’t until these amazing, gooey stuffed cookies with Milky Way bars. We’re still cleaning our fingers from all that chocolate and caramel. (Not that we’re complaining). We made our own cookie dough, but if you have a favorite store-bought cookie dough in mind, use it. It will work great.

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How to Make Candy Bar Stuffed Cookies

These cookies are really easy to make — all you need is an extra 5 to 10 minutes so you can stuff a fun-size Milk Way inside cookie dough before baking. We make our own cookie dough, but if you’re in a pinch, use a store-bought cookie dough, it will still work. If you do make your own cookie dough, you probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen right now.

How to Make Candy Bar Stuffed Cookies

See how we sneak a whole Milk Way in into the middle? It’s almost wrong! (We said almost). By the way, if you like another small or fun-size candy bar a little better than Milky Way bars, use it. Snickers would be amazing!

Recipe updated, originally posted December 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Milky Way Stuffed Cookies

  • PREP
  • COOK

This stuffed cookie recipe is really easy to make — all you need is an extra 5 to 10 minutes so you can stuff a fun-size Milky Way inside cookie dough before baking. We make our own cookie dough, but if you’re in a pinch, use a store-bought cookie dough, it will still work. (If you do use store-bought dough, watch the baking time as it may vary from what we share below). Also, feel free to switch out the Milk Way bars for your favorite small or “fun-size” candy bar.

Makes 12 to 14 cookies

You Will Need

16 tablespoons (230 grams) butter, softened (2 sticks)

3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar

3/4 cup (150 grams) lightly packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

2 1/4 cups (190 grams) all-purpose flour, we use Gold Medal

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

10 ounces (280 grams) chocolate chips

12 to 14 “fun-size” Milk Way candy bars


  • Make Batter
  • 1Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

    2In a large bowl, beat the butter, both sugars and the vanilla extract on medium speed with a hand mixer until creamy, light and fluffy, scraping down the sides as necessary. This should take about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until blended.

    3In a medium bowl, whisk to combine the flour, baking soda and the salt until blended. Add the flour mixture, in three parts, to the butter mixture, beating until incorporated and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Stir in the chocolate chips.

  • Stuff Cookies
  • 1Use the palms of your hands to roll about 12 cookie dough balls, using 2 tablespoons of dough for each. Flatten one cookie dough ball, place a Milky Way into the middle. Flatten a second cookie dough ball and cover the Milk Way. Crimp the edges so that the Milky Way is completely covered. Repeat with remaining dough. You should be able to make 12 to 14 stuffed cookies.Milky Way Stuffed Cookie Step 2

  • Bake Cookies
  • 1Bake cookies 10 to 15 minutes or until the cookies are light golden brown. (It may be helpful to rotate baking sheets half way through baking). Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 10 minutes then move to a cooling rack to cool completely. Or enjoy warm while the Milky Way is still molten.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Base cookie dough recipe adapted from Nestle’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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13 comments… Leave a Review
  • Janna February 8, 2022, 6:23 pm

    Oh my – these are awesome! After reading the other comments I went ahead and pre- squished the mini candy bars a bit before encasing in the dough. I tried both the snickers and milky way options both disappeared in a heartbeat- glad I snuck one before letting the gang know they were ready!

  • Bria February 15, 2016, 11:07 am

    Can you do these with Snickers? Will they melt the same way?

    • Joanne March 3, 2016, 8:48 pm

      Yep, that would be great.

  • Chris Aiken December 2, 2015, 9:06 am

    These look very good, but was wondering what i would have to do for a batch of 36 cookies??

  • Sharon March 22, 2015, 7:40 am

    I made these and they turned out wonderful. Followed the recipe exactly. Thanks for the post!

  • Caleb Schwarz December 14, 2014, 9:48 pm

    I’m 15 with barely any baking experience and I found a recipe on the internet that I messed up. I then found this recipe and it was very simple and easy to follow and the cookies came out great

  • Genevia May 19, 2014, 1:13 pm

    Delicious!! Made some with Milky Way, Snickers, and Reese Peanut Butter Cups. The PB Cups were the only ones not to flatten out – but no complaints at all!! All my boys enjoyed them 🙂 Thanks for another great recipe!

    • Joanne June 20, 2014, 1:59 pm

      Oh, yum! What a great selection of candies to stuff into the middle!

  • Phillipa October 17, 2013, 12:08 pm

    I followed the recipe, however mine didn’t flatten out like yours did. I ended up with a still square milky-way in the center of quite a thick cookie.
    Good verdict on taste though! If not quite how they were supposed to be!

  • Helene December 26, 2012, 7:55 pm

    They look incredibly good! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Robin @ Simply Southern Baking December 22, 2012, 8:37 pm

    I’m drooling now!! Yum!

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious December 21, 2012, 4:27 pm

    Amazing! Anything “stuffed” in a cookie is a plus in my book!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar December 19, 2012, 4:30 pm

    Oh my goodness, what a fabulous cookie!


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