Milky Way Caramel Apple Cookies Recipe
It all started the way many of my adventures tend to start: on a shopping trip to Target. I decided to make the dangerous move of checking out the Halloween merchandise. I rounded a corner, and there they were: Caramel Apple Milky Way Minis (cue the Hallelujah Chorus). I knew exactly what I had to do…. make a Milky Way Caramel Apple Cookies Recipe.
I love apples, I love caramel, and I love Milky Ways. These things were so wrong they were right. They practically jumped into my red cart of their own free will.
As soon as I tried one, I knew I was in danger of eating the whole bag if I kept them around for too long. I needed to use them in some manner and get them out of the house. So, I thought I would try a caramel apple cookie of sorts and take them with me to share with friends at a weekend gathering.
These cookies get their caramel-like flavor from dark brown sugar and vanilla extract in the dough. Some diced apple and the chopped up Milky Way bars have them chock-full of goodness. And they make use of a great shortcut: Baking Mix (like Bisquick), which cuts down on the butter needed and ensures they don’t flatten out too much as they bake.
Milky Way Caramel Apple Cookie Recipe
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 t. vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 3 c. baking mix
- 1 c. quartered Caramel Apple Milky Way minis (about 20 minis)
- 1 small apple, diced
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cream butter and brown sugar.
- Add vanilla and eggs and mix well.
- Add baking mix and stir until all ingredients are combined.
- Stir in candy and apple pieces.
- Drop by heaping tablespoon onto baking sheets.
- Bake 9-11 minutes until cookies are set.
Makes 24-30 cookies.
They were a GREAT hit and I’m going to make them again soon for our homeschooling Harvest party!
In the fall mood? Also try my Apple-Oatmeal Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies