Caramel Apple Milky Way Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Caramel Apple Milky Way Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies is a really long name, but I couldn’t think of how to condense it.

I am really into seasonal flavors (ahem, you may have noticed), so I couldn’t pass up these fun size Caramel Apple Milky Ways on a recent trip to the Trick-or-Treat candy section. I didn’t really know what I would do with them, but I knew these little babies needed to be in my life.

Caramel Apple Milky Way Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

I prayed to the Cookie Gods, and was inspired to stuff an entire fun size bar into a peanut butter cookie.  Because, obvi, peanut butter goes with everything these seasonal Milky Ways have going on: caramel + apple + chocolate. Trust me friends, you will not regret these cookies. I would really encourage you to eat them while they are warm to improve the gooey tasting experience.

Caramel Apple Milky Way Stuffed Peanut Butter

A couple of quick tips. These cookies are going to look fat when they are baking, and yes, there is a dome to them, but fret not, they will bake evenly. The fatness is only due to the fact that you have an entire miniature Milk Way in there.

Caramel Apple Milky Way Stuffed Peanut Butter

Bake these cookies for 8-9 minutes, just until the cookies appear dry and the tops may begin to look SLIGHTLY cracked. They may not look done, but trust me. Take them out of the oven and allow them to cool on a cookie sheet for 3-4 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack. They will be juuuuust right.

I hope you enjoy these cookies! What is your favorite seasonal offering? Is there any candy bar you would like to see stuffed inside of a cookie/cupcake/brownie/cake? Let me know in the comments below!

Caramel Apple Milky Way Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

½ cup 1 stick) salted butter

½ cup light brown sugar

¼ cup sugar

1 egg

¾ cup creamy peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 + ¼ cups all purpose flour

18 Caramel Apple Milky Way “mini’s”

Directions

Cream butter and sugars with an electric mixer or a stand mixer fit with a paddle attachment. Mix in peanut butter, egg, and vanilla.

Slowly add baking soda and flour, taking care not to over-mix.

Chill for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat over to 350°.

Carefully scoop cookie dough around Milky Way, covering evenly on all sides (my cookies were about the size of a golf ball).

Bake on a cookie sheet for 8-9 minutes, until dough is dry. Do not over bake. Cookies may appear slightly underdone, and that is ok! Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 3-4 minutes, and then transfer them to a wire rack and allow to cool.

Source: Peanut Butter Cookie recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Do you love caramel apple as much as I do? Try some of my other caramel apple recipes!

Caramel Apple Dip

Caramel Apple Dip by Emily Eats Sweet Treats

Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

Caramel Apple Coffee Cake by Emily Eats Sweet Treats

Caramel Apple Dip

Caramel. Apple. Toffee. Cream Cheese. Marshmallow fluff. Put it all together and what do you get? DIP! DIP! DIP!

So, this is my first post in a football-food inspired series. You see, I got to thinking about how I don’t really love watching football (shhh… don’t tell the others), but I really love football food. And then I thought, what would make football food better? Desserts, duh! So, I made this crazy good, crazy easy dip. Then I brought it around to some friends in case they needed to have a sweet treats football food addiction too. They really liked it, and I think you will too! It’s super quick and easy, and is good for tailagtes an potlucks alike! My favorite part? The sweet/salty, creamy/crunchy combinations that you get from adding toffee bits.

Let me know what you think. Do you have any sweet football food inspired desserts you would like to see? (Think: dessert nachos, chocolate chili, boozy milksahkes!)Leave it in the comments, and I will do my best to make something just for you!

Enjoy!

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Caramel Apple Dip

Ingredients

1 cup apple pie filling

½ cup caramel sauce

½ cup marshmallow fluff

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

¾ cup toffee bits

Directions

In a food processer, puree apple pie filling until it begins to look ground. Add caramel sauce and puree until smooth. In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, combine caramel apple mixture, marshmallow fluff and cream cheese. Beat until well combined and smooth. Fold in toffee bits. Serve with fruit, graham crackers (cinnamon grahms taste amazing with this dip!), or dippers of your choice.

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