Today is a very special day here in San Francisco, the Giants won the pennant and tonight is the first game of the World Series at AT&T park which is why I’m in SF today-I’m going to the game! The team that moved from New York to San Francisco in 1958 is going to the World Series for the second time in three years…pinch me I think I’m dreaming. I remember watching the parade after their victory in 2010, just like it was yesterday. The signs that say ‘World Series Champions’ that we held up as the parade went by are still in our office, I’m getting choked up just thinking about how proud we all felt and the spirit of camaraderie that was in the crowd that day. After all those years watching baseball games at the old Candlestick stadium in the freezing wind and rain- we’re in our new stadium and going to the World Series again! On to the Milky Way Cookies which I made for my son Taylor and his friends in the press box at last week’s SF 49ers game. I guess you can tell that we are a big sports family here in the SF bay area! But, the recipe for these special cookies made with Milky Way candy comes from my blogging friend Lizzy @That Skinny Chick Can Bake who is a devoted Green Bay Packer’s fan and cookie baker extraordinaire I just have one note on these simple but rewarding cookies- don’t forget to freeze the chopped fun sized Milky Way candies before starting your cookies.
Recipe from That Skinny Chick Can Bake.
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2&1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 bag fun sized Milky Way bars (11.50 ounces), cut into quarters and frozen
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Line cookies sheets with parchment or silpats.
- Cream butter and sugar together until well blended.
- Mix in the eggs and vanilla.
- Stir in the baking soda, flour and salt.
- Break apart the Milky Way chunks, they will be stuck together and add to the dough.
- Place rounded tablespoons of dough evenly spaced, about 2" apart, on the baking sheets.
- Bake about 10 minutes, until lightly browned.
- Cool on metal racks.