Condensed Milk Cookies

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These condensed milk cookies are simple to make.  The recipe for these three ingredient cookies calls only for butter, flour, and condensed milk.

condensed milk cookiesSince my kids, and my nieces and nephews, have been getting older, and there are no really little kids left in our family, my mom has been trying to come up with some fun activities that we can all do together.

To that end, she planned a pizza and Pictionary night.  It was brilliant.

My dad fought the idea, being sort of Pictionary-impaired, but he was outvoted.  Anyway, the more interesting thing than who is a good artist is watching how each person chooses to communicate their ideas.

I was bragging up how great I was going to be because I’ve been practicing by playing Draw Something on my phone.  I kind of love this game.  It’s basically just like Pictionary, except it’s a one-on-one game.  Not even one-on-one, more like one-with-one, because you play more as a team than as opponents.

Which is why I don’t mind “cheating.”  At least, that’s what Robb calls it.  He hates that in a game called “Draw Something” I would add letters, numbers, symbols, names, and even entire words.  Every time I play it, he looks over my shoulder and tells me I’m cheating.

And then I tell him that he’s lying.  It’s like a game of ethical one-up-manship between us.  Or one-down-manship.

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I mean, sometimes a girl just has to cheat a little to stay sane.  Sometimes she has to hide dirty dishes in the oven, or run the dress shirts through the dryer with a wet towel rather than iron them.

And sometimes she makes three-ingredient cookies.

Here’s the story with the three ingredient cookies.  The three ingredients are: butter, flour, and sweetened condensed milk.  The flour, however, should be self-rising flour.  I didn’t have any self-rising flour in my pantry, so I… well… I cheated.

Yep.  Made my own self-rising flour with regular flour and baking powder.  So now they’re four-ingredient cookies.  And if you add chocolate chips, they’re five-ingredient cookies.  And you can’t NOT add salt, so… FINE.  I lied when I called them three-ingredient cookies.  It was a big fat cheat all the way around.  I admit it.

Happy, Robb?!

condensed milk cookies

By the way, I did NOT cheat at Pictionary, I kind of rocked it.  Except for the word porpoise.  How do you get someone to guess the word porpoise?  I drew a porpoise, but everyone on my team just kept guessing the word dolphin over and over again.

The cheaters.

 

 

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Condensed Milk Cookies
 
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A recipe for three-ingredient cookies made with sweetened condensed milk.
Category: cookies
Serves: 3 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix butter and condensed milk. Add salt, baking powder and flour, and mix just until combined.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

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  1. Congrats for not cheating. Thank you for such a simple recipe and they look delish to me.

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  2. These look so yummy!

  3. I say go ahead and cheat! These cookies look divine! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  4. I have some sweetened condensed milk that I need to use up! Yay!!!

  5. These cookies sound and look delicious! Very cute!

  6. Hi Jen,
    So glad I clicked on your cookies over at recipenewz. Ok, that didn’t sound right but anyway…
    Love this recipe but even better is the awesome story that comes with it. You had me rolling with”one down manship”! Don’t worry cheating the way you do is totally cool…I mean it’s not like you said hey everybody these cookies make themselves!
    New fan and follower:) Di

  7. Three ingredients? I’m totally in! Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to make these this weekend. I even have self rising flour =o)

  8. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured tonight!
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  10. Congratulations on the feature on Melt in Your Mouth Monday. The photo of those cookies is awesome!
    New follower here.

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  11. Oh, how I love sweetened condensed milk! First time I have seem cookies made with it and I think I am in love! Thanks for sharing at Wicked Good Wednesdays last week!

  12. Hi Jen, these look like a keeper
    Did you use salted or unsalted butter ?

    • I think I used salted butter when I made them, but they have enough salt in other ways that the unsalted might be a better choice.

  13. These sound awesome! I’ve never heard of condensed milk cookies but it makes a lot of sense, and I imagine the milk gives them an awesome sort of aaramelized flavor. My husband is obsessed with condensed milk (like, eats it from the jar) and I think I need to make these for him!

  14. Was really excited to make these cookies but slightly disappointed with how dry they were. I even glazed the top with condensded milk…I would say these are more of a scone then a cookie. Overall they were good but I won’t make them again.

  15. Hi,
    I found that these cookies were ridiculously buttery. We had to throw out the dough as they were so disgustingly full of butter.

    Maybe adjut the recipe a bit?

    • Sorry to hear that Emily! That dough wasn’t my favorite either. There are very few ingredients in this recipe, and the cookie gets most of it’s flavor from the butter, so it’s definitely important. Did you bake any of them?

  16. Heather Arner says:

    Luv these. The texture if fanominal.

  17. 8-year-old cook says:

    Delicious and fun to make too!

  18. Shannon says:

    My family and I enjoyed this recipe. I desperately need to go grocery shopping and we all had a hankering for something sweet! I was pleased to see this recipe. It was quick and simple to make. We were in a super chocolatey mood tonight so I used the rest of the condensed milk with some cocoa and butter and drizzled it on. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing! We will make this again

  19. Hi, i’m new to your blog. I think this is the 2nd time i wrote to you. I have try tour condensed milk cookies yesterday. I bake half barch and fridge the other half. It was delicious n not very sweet. I like that. I burnt the cookies on first tray. I think the temp too hot so i decrease to 150′C at 10 min.

  20. I made these cookies today with my daughter. Should have read the comments first. I used salted butter and found the dough to be way too salty. Ended up doubling the condense milk and flour just to save the dough. Still tasted slightly salty, but was edible. I found the cookies to have a shortbread texture and taste. Not my favorite, but my kids loved them.

  21. I love the recipe. I’m just about to make a batch 0f those cookies with white raspberry chocolate ;)
    And I love Pictionary. Its always fun as English is my second language and I don’t know some of the words from the game so I always make up some! Surprisingly me and my partner usually win!

  22. prem pherwani says:

    hi im from india & maufactur of cookies in my own bakery, as milkpowder prices are increased &beyond our cost.i was alternatively using condensed milk in place of skimmed milk powder while goinng through luckily saw ur receipe ill try definately

  23. SidzWoman says:

    Maybe we can get the three (6) ingredients down to an actual 4 by using Bisquick or a similar biscuit/baking mix. Has anyone tried it? If not, then I’ll be the first! :)

  24. Michelle =o) says:

    Just made these this afternoon. They are NOT a sweet cookie which was a nice change from some of the super sweet cookies. I didn’t think there was an overpowering butter taste. Think I will add some almond extract next time. Very easy to make.

  25. I made these cookies a couple of days ago and I have to say they were pretty good. I also thought the dough was very good, not too buttery. They are not super sweet, but sweet enough. I would make them again. They would go perfect with coffee. Very good!

  26. Thanks for the recipe. If they are half as good as the story, they will be awesome. Can cookies be hilarious? Gotta go and see if I can come up with any extra ingredients for my 3 ingredient cookies.

  27. Jennifer says:

    Just my two cents. Instead of flour have you tried using cake mix?

  28. Think of it more as “adapting” rather than “cheating.” ;-) And thanks for the easy 3-4-5-6-whatever cookie recipe!

  29. Chistina says:

    I have made these simple condensed milk biscuits but have lost the recipe, I dont seem to be able to find your recipe.

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