Milky Way Cookies
Like so many great recipes, these cookies were the result of an accident. We purchased too much Halloween candy this year and were left with piles of mini Milky Way candy bars, after the Twix and Snickers were picked over. Instead of throwing the unwanted treats away, I chopped them up and added them to the classic Toll House Chocolate Chip cookie dough recipe. The result was a chewy cookie that actually looked like the Milky Way, with big globs of chocolate and swirls of caramel and nougat.
Makes two dozen.
· 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
· 1 teaspoon baking soda
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter- softened
· ¾ cup granulated sugar
· ¾ cup packed brown sugar
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
· 2 large eggs
· 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips- chopped
· 2 cups assorted mini chocolate bars- chopped
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until creamy.
4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in candy and chocolate chips.
5. Using an ice cream scoop or tablespoon, drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto parchment lined baking sheets.
6. Bake 9 to 11 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.