Milky Way Stuffed Cookies

Milky Way Stuffed Cookies
You can also be lazy and used refrigerated cookie dough - you may have to adjust baking time.

1 cup (227 grams) butter, softened (2 sticks)
3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
3/4 cup (161 grams) packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 1/4 cups (315 grams) all-purpose flour  
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
10 ounces (283 grams) chocolate chips
12 to 14 "fun-size" Milk Way candy bars - or fun bars of choice



Heat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In a large bowl, beat butter, both sugars and the vanilla extract on medium speed with a hand mixer until creamy, light and fluffy, scraping down the sides as necessary. This should take about 2 minutes. Then, add one egg and beat until combined. Repeat with second egg.
In a medium bowl, use a whisk to combine the flour, baking soda and the salt. Whisk about 10 times to make sure everything is well combined.
Now, add the flour mixture, in thirds, to the butter mixture, beating until incorporated and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Use the palms of your hands to roll about 12 cookie dough balls, using 2 tablespoons of dough for each. Then, flatten one cookie dough ball, place a Milky Way into the middle. Flatten a second cookie dough ball and cover the Milk Way. Squeeze/crimp together the edges so that the Milky Way is completely covered. Repeat with remaining dough. This should make between 12 and 14 stuffed cookies.
Bake cookies 10 to 15 minutes or until the cookies are light golden brown. (It may be helpful to rotate baking sheets half way through baking). Cool cookies on baking sheet for 10 minutes then move to a cooling rack to cool completely. Or, do what we do and eat the cookie now, while the Milky Way is still molten.