These condensed milk cookies are simple to make. The recipe for these three ingredient cookies calls only for butter, flour, and condensed milk.
Since 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.
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.
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.
Condensed Milk Cookies
A recipe for 3-ingredient cookies made with sweetened condensed milk.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups self-rising flour (*see notes)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (*optional, see notes)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Mix butter and condensed milk. Add salt, baking powder and flour, and mix just until combined.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
If you're like me, and don't enjoy keeping self-rising flour around, you can use instead 2 cups of all-purpose flour + 3 teaspoons baking powder.
Salt is a good idea if you are using unsalted butter, but it's personal preference.