Best Milkybar Cookies Recipe


Thick and chewy Milkybar cookies are kicked up a notch from a typical chocolate chip cookie. They’re elevated to be special occasion cookies that will become a new favorite for you and those who gather around your table. We’ll trust you’ll find them delicious.

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Why You’ll Love These Milkybar White Chocolate Cookies

You’ll love these Milkybar White Chocolate Cookies because they are melt in your mouth delicious and you’ll want to keep eating them. They’re thick, chewy, and super easy to make as well.

What are Milkybars?

Milkybars are white chocolate candy bars sold by Nestle since 1936. According to Nestle, they have no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. And that’s what makes them so delicious. They are number 1 in white chocolate bars and are one of the United Kingdom and Ireland’s best-loved brands.

You should know that Milkybars don’t have cocoa powder in them, therefore in some locations they’re not classified as chocolate.

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Milkybar Cookies | The Best White Chocolate Cookies You Can Make

Milkybar Cookies are seriously the best white chocolate cookies you can make. They take all your typical cookie ingredients and kick them up a notch to make something delicious. Imagine milky bars stuffed into your favorite cookie recipe, making them something wonderful. They’re one of our favorite recipes and they’ll likely become one of your favorites too.

Ingredients in Milkybar Cookies

If you’re planning to make Milkybar Cookies, here are the ingredients you’ll need.

Nestle Milky Bars
Brown Sugar
Baking Soda
Macadamia nuts or walnuts

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Frequently Asked Questions

Following are the questions that are asked most frequently about Milkybar Cookies. We trust you’ll find the answers helpful. If you have further questions, please post them in the comments box below.

What is the best way for storing Milk Bar Cookies?

After the cookies have been baked, if you’re fortunate enough to have leftovers, the best way to store Milkybar Cookies is to place them in an airtight container or zipped storage bag and store them at room temperature.

They’re best when eaten fresh but can be stored for about 3-5 days at room temperature.

How To Freeze Cookie Dough?

To freeze cookie dough, we recommend rolling the dough into cookie dough balls and placing them on a sheet to initially freeze in the freezer. This will take about 1-2 hours.

After the dough balls have been frozen, transfer them to a sealed freezer bag and place them back in the freezer for up to e months. This will allow you to simply pull out the bag of dough and use as few or as many of the separated cookie dough balls at a time as you’d like.

Why should I be taking the time for refrigerating the cookie dough?

Refrigerating the cookie dough is an important step. It helps the cookies to maintain their shape while baking and not melt into a big puddle. Chilling the dough allows the butter to solidify before it bakes, which then takes longer for it to melt in the oven, helping the dough to maintain its shape.

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How can I make Milkybar cookie dough bars at home?

You can make Milkybar Cookies at home by following our step-by-step recipe and instructions below for your convenience.

Where to Find Milkybars

If you’re wanting to buy Milkybars for your Milkybar & Macadamia Cookies, and you live in the United States, the best place to find them is online.

Can I use Milkybar Giant Buttons instead?

Yes, the Milkybar Giant Buttons by Nestle will work well for your cookies. They’re kind of like great big white chocolate chips. Here’s a link.

How to Make Milkybar Cookies

Making Milkybar Cookies is quite as straightforward as making any typical chocolate chip cookie. Except these are cookies that are kicked up a notch. Once you’ve gathered the ingredients, follow the step-by-step instructions below to mix up the batter. Allow it to chill, then shape the cookie balls, add the chunks of Milkybars and bake them.


Step 1: Prepping the Ingredients

To prepare the ingredients for this recipe, you’ll want to gather the ingredients, all the butter to sit out at room temperature to soften, chop the Milky Bar into chunks, and chop the nuts.

Then, continue on to step 2 to make the cookie dough.

Step 2: Making the Cookie Dough

To make the cookie dough, we begin by mixing the wet ingredients first. Cream them together until they’re nice and smooth. Then carefully add the dry ingredients and mix them together until they’re fully incorporated. Follow the instructions below for adding the nuts and Milky Bar. Allow time for the batter to chill. This is an important step before baking it.

Step 3: Baking the Cookies

Let’s just step back for a moment and point out that these are intended to be large, special occasion cookies. Plan to make them nice and big to make a statement. Bake them and then enjoy! We estimate that you can get 12 nice, large cookies from this recipe.

Recommended Equipment

parchment paper
baking sheet
electric mixer
cookie scoop


12 cookies


12 oz Nestle Milkybar, cut into chunks

2 sticks Butter, softened

2 Eggs

1 tbsp Vanilla

½ cup Sugar

1 cup Brown Sugar

½ tsp Salt

1 tsp Baking Soda

2 ½ cups Flour

1 ½ cups Macadamia nuts or walnuts, chopped


1. Cream together butter, eggs and sugar until smooth.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Gently pour dry mixture into creamy mixture. Mix until fully incorporated.

3. Add the nuts to the bowl and fold them into the cookie batter.

4. Refrigerate dough for at least 40 minutes.

5. Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350F degrees.

6. Using a cookie scoop, prepare 6 large dough balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Reserve the remaining dough for 6 more large cookies.

7. Press the Milkybar chunks into the tops of each of the dough balls.

8. Bake for 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!


We estimate that this recipe makes 12 cookies and each serving size is 1 cookie. Following is the estimated nutrition information based on 1/12th of this recipe. Please note that nutrition information can vary based on the ingredients used as well as the brand of ingredients.

Calories 441
Total Fat 29g
Saturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 68mg
Sodium 324mg
Total Carbohydrate 42.6g
Dietary Fiber 2.1g
Total Sugar 21.1g
Protein 5.1g

Recipe Variations

If you’re in love with Milkybar Cookies, here are some recipe variations that you might also enjoy.

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Milkybar, Cornflake, and Marshmallow Cookies

Use the recipe above, except substitute cornflakes and marshmallows in place of the nuts. Milkybar, cornflake, and marshmallow cookies give another dimension to the delicious flavor.

Milkybar Cookie Bites

Instead of making larger, special occasion cookies, you can make Milkybar Cookie Bites. Just chop the Milkybar into smaller chunks and use smaller sizes of cookie dough balls when making cookie bites. Reduce baking time by about half. Milkybar’s Cookies & Cream Bites look delicious, and we’re desperate to try them.

Giant Milkybar Cookie

Use the recipe above. But when you’re ready to bake your Giant Milkybar Cookie, place all of the cookie dough on a large, parchment lined baking sheet and bake the whole thing as a giant bar cookie. Add the Milkybar chunks, pressing them into the top, after the dough has been shaped. Using this method reveals how to make delicious Milkybar cookie dough bars at home in minutes.

New Milky Big Round Milk & Cookies

If you live in Australia, you might be able to find the new Milky Big Round Milk & Cookies that are made by Nestle. These will also work well in your Milkybar Cookies. Just cut them into chunks and use them in your recipe in addition to the Milkybar.

My Milkybar Cookie Slices Recipe

Use the cookie recipe in our recipe card but instead of forming individual cookies, press the dough out onto a parchment paper covered baking pan. And bake it all at once. Cut the cookies into slices for serving.

Milkybar Shortbread Cookies

If you prefer more of a shortbread cookie recipe, you can still enjoy your Milkybars in this recipe. To make Milkybar Shortbread Cookies, use 2 sticks butter, ½ cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 cups flour, ¼ cup cornstarch, 1/8 tsp salt. Roll them out as you would to make shortbread and add the Milkybar pieces on top before baking.

How to Make Candy Bar Stuffed Cookies

You might be wondering how to make candy bar stuffed cookies. Our recipe above doesn’t actually stuff the Milkybar into the middle, but that gives us an idea. You can use any of your favorite mini candy bar or candy bar pieces and wrap the cookie dough around them to make candy bar stuffed cookies.

Triple Chocolate Milky Way Cookies

To make triple chocolate Milky Way Cookies, create a Milky Way stuffed cookie by using mini Milky Way bars and wrapping the cookie dough around them, completely covering the candy bar. Bake as instructed in our recipe directions above.  Milkybar has launched a Cookies & Cream bar and we can’t wait to try it.

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