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Milky Way Cookie Cake

The combination of Milky Way candy in a giant cookie cake is reason enough to celebrate Hall Nesting’s 3rd birthday!

Milky Way Cookie Cake

I was planning on making these as regular size cookies for mine and John’s anniversary since he loves cookies so much, but thought why not turn it into a cake to celebrate.

First off, I can’t believe I have been blogging here for 3 years. I also can’t believe how much I have learned about food, photography, website design and how I continue to learn something new everyday about the world of food blogging. But most of all I am so grateful for the friends I have made through blogging.

I should have gathered those friends to throw a virtual birthday party to celebrate today kinda like we did for the Chinese New Year.

Milky Way Cookie Cake

Now for any of you who know me or are a regular reader of Hall Nesting – I know you are shocked that I am sharing a sweet treat instead of a pasta, dish with cheese, or even a Mexican recipe.

I honestly did contemplate sharing with you my new Creamy Tagliatelle w/ Arugula and Toasted Hazelnuts recipe or one of my new french onion grilled cheese recipe (saving it for Grilled Cheese Month) or my Spanish Potato Croquettes.

But you also know that baby John Grayson has given me a little bit of a sweet tooth in my third trimester. I don’t know who is happier him or the husband – knowing that I will bake more now.

Milky Way Cookie Cake

So go ahead preheat your oven, pour a tall glass of milk and enjoy a big slice of this cookie cake! And if you are a great cake decorator (which I am not) this cake would be perfect to pipe some icing onto it for a party!

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Milky Way Cookie Cake


  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Milky way candy chopped (about 8 fun size bars)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment to cream together the butter and 2 sugars.
  • While on a low setting, mix in eggs and vanilla.
  • Then add in the rest of the dry ingredients, except the candy.
  • Once it is full incorporated, with a spatula fold in the Milky Way candy.
  • Spray a cake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Press the cookie dough into the pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 until golden brown or a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
  • Let it cool before serving.


You can also use the dough to make cookies instead of a cookie cake. Just arrange the dough on a greased baking sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes.

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Monday 14th of April 2014

[…] three year wedding anniversary! So I could have baked him some cookies (currently working on a Milky Way cookie recipe for him)..I mean he did have a milk & cookie table at our wedding instead of a […]


Monday 31st of March 2014

This looks really good! I know my family would love to try it. I'm glad your little baby has your sweet tooth in high gear so I could happen across this recipe. Thanks for joining us at Delicious Dish Tuesday, I hope to see another yummy looking recipe tomorrow :)


Tuesday 1st of April 2014

Thank you for stopping by Mary!


Tuesday 25th of March 2014

That looks really tasty! Happy blogiversary! :)


Wednesday 26th of March 2014

It is so good! Thanks for stopping by!

Beth @ bethcakes

Tuesday 25th of March 2014

Yay for blogiversaries! This cookie cake looks absolutely amazing and like the perfect way to celebrate. :)


Tuesday 25th of March 2014

And celebrate we did. I went out of town after I made this and the husband ate 3/4's of it haha.


Monday 24th of March 2014

Yay!! Happy Birthday to you, Hall Nesting ;)


Tuesday 25th of March 2014

Thanks Lady J :)

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