Milk Dud Cookies

Want to make your peanut butter cookies into something extra special?  An ooey gooey surprise in every bite ought to do it!  My aunt introduced me to this yumminess the last time we worked up 300 ears of sweet corn.  The recipe was found, submitted by her cousin, in their hometown church cookbook.  Truly, aren’t hometown cookbooks the best?!



Milk Dud Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened (room temperature)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 carton Milk Duds
  • small bowl of sugar

Cream together butter and sugars.  Beat until fluffy.  Add peanut butter.  Mix well.

Whisk the eggs. Add to peanut butter mixture.  Stir until well combined.

Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Add to peanut butter mixture.  Mix well.

With a small cookie scoop or teaspoon, scoop cookie dough.  Place a Milk Dud in the middle.  Roll dough around the Milk Dud.  Dip in sugar.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes.  Cool for 3-5 minutes before removing from the pan.



*** To lessen the gooey caramel leakage, make sure to completely cover the candy with cookie before baking.

***Prefer a double dose of peanut butter?  Try Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies.

*** I’m no expert, but I think the same cookie wrapped around a bite-sized Snickers bar might be just about perfect.  Ooo, or take a chocolate cookie and wrap it around a Milk Dud.  The possibilities are endless!

What cookie/candy combinations have you tried and loved?  Do tell!


  1. Rolo cookies!

    This recipe here:,1710,152167-248201,00.html

    Although I leave out the nuts!

    These sound fantastic!!!!!

  3. I’ll just tell you now that this dough wrapped around a bite sized snickers is quite possibly the most delicious cookie ever. My grandma (aka the cookie lady) makes these every Christmas and I have started that tradition with my family and they are divine.
    Extra bonus shimmer if you roll them in granulated sugar before baking. 🙂

    • I believe it!

    • At Halloween I buy Snickers, Milkyways, and any kind of candy bar. Even cheaper the day after Halloween. What doesn’t get given away that night gets to become Christmas Holiday cookie. Cut the fun size bars in half or even 4ths. Place inside the cookies or wait until they come out of the oven and place on top. I’ve been doing this for many, many year. Works great.

  4. I’ve made the Snickers version of this. Soooo yummy!

    • Do you use the “whole” bite-sized snickers? Does it make a pretty big cookie? I’m thinking about cutting the snickers in half…

      • I used mini’s which maybe are a little smaller than bite-sized? The cookie dough just covered the candy but yes the cookies were a little on the big side.

  5. I’ve been making the peanut-butter cup version of these for Christmas for years and people cannot get enough! Those Church cookbook ladies really know what they’re doing!! 🙂

  6. Jennifer says:

    These look so good. I’ve made a chocolate cookie wrapped around a rolo before and they are evil!

  7. My husband LOVES milk duds. I can’t wait until he takes a bite into one of these cookies!

  8. I love cookie/candy combos! And you are sooo right – the possibilities are endless! My favorite is the pb cookie/pb cup combo! But I’ve also tried sugar cookies with Hershey hugs, chocolate chip cookies with pb pretzel sandwiches and I’ve got a box of Charleston Chews that I’m planning on trying with chocolate chip cookies!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!


  9. {swoon}
    That is all.

  10. JRA IN CO says:

    These sound absolutely delicious!!!! Too bad I’m allergic to chocolate…. Wonder what kinds of substitutions I could make??? Any corn-free, caffeine free ideas out there? Sugar cookie around old fashioned peppermints? Hmmm got me thinking….

  11. Freda Youmans says:

    My 1st thought when I read the recipe for the milkdud cookies was “ugh! scrambled eggs?” lol Then I realized whisked eggs !

    • Bahaha! I wrote that post after a very long day and could NOT think of the word I needed for the eggs. Ha! Going to change it now. (thank you!)

  12. I’m thinking about making these using sun butter (due to a peanut allergy). They sound SO good! I’ll let you know if I do it.

  13. Milk dud cookies are my favorite

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