October 18

Milky Way Caramel Apple Cookies Recipe


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Milky Way Caramel Apple Cookies Recipe

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
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and brown sugar.
  3. Add vanilla and eggs and mix well.
  4. Add baking mix and stir until all ingredients are combined.
  5. Stir in candy and apple pieces.
  6. Drop by heaping tablespoon onto baking sheets.
  7. 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


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  1. I had some of these milky ways left over and rather than throwing them away or just plain eating them, I went looking for some recipes. I just made these, so delicious. I can’t stop eating them. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Oh my! I’m going to make these cookies for my mom! Milky Way is her favorite candy bar and she loves caramel apples! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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