Condensed Milk Cookies

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Condensed milk choc chip cookies were part of my childhood, I have such fond memories of the smells of making them, and baking them.

If you are from New Zealand you possibly have fond memories of the condensed milk choc chip cookie recipe in the Edmonds recipe too (santé biscuits). That was the recipe my mum made for me as kids. I've made a couple of changes to that base recipe and will share it today.

A stack of 5 condensed milk cookies in front of a plat of more cookies.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy & Delicious
  • Full of childhood memories
  • Egg Free

Condensed milk cookies actually originated during times of egg shortage.

The condensed milk was actually an egg replacer! So if you don't have condensed milk in the cupboard but you do have an egg, then just substitute the egg for the condensed milk.

Ingredients you will need

To make my condensed milk cookies you will need; condensed milk (of course) flour, rolled oats, baking powder, butter, brown sugar and chocolate chips.

The ingredients to make condensed milk cookies laid out on a counter top with text overlay.

Substitutes

  • Condensed milk: Interestingly enough, you can actually substitute the condensed milk for an egg.
  • Rolled oats: You can use quick cook oats or traditional rolled oats. Or if you don't want rolled oats you can replace them with plain four.
  • Brown sugar: This can be substituted for any granulated sugar.
  • Chocolate chips: These can be left out, or substituted for raisins, chopped dried fruit or nuts.

I am an ambassador for Countdown supermarket, they support my blog by providing ingredients for recipe creation and testing. I used sweetened condensed milk and dark chocolate drops from their range in this recipe.


Step by Step Instructions

Below are illustrated step-by-step instructions to make my Condensed Milk Cookies, if you prefer just the written instructions then head straight to the printable recipe card below.

Step one: In a medium bowl place the butter, sugar, condensed milk and vanilla

Condensed milk, brown sugar and butter in a the mixing bowl of a stand cake mixer.

Step two: Cream until light and fluffy, I use my cake mixer, but an electric beater or a wooden spoon and some elbow grease will work just fine.

Creamed butter sugar and condensed milk in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer.

Step three: Add the flour, baking powder, and oats (I don't sift but I do attempt to sprinkle the baking powder into the mixture relatively evenly)

Flour, baking powder and rolled oats on top of creamed butter and sugar.

Step four: Create the condensed milk cookie dough by incorporating the dry ingredients, I use a beater on a low speed.

Cookie dough mixed with a stand mixer.

Step five: Add the chocolate, and mix until it is relatively evenly distributed, I use a wooden spoon to do this (only because this is what my mum did). You can use your mixer on low speed.

Chocolate chip condensed milk cookie dough in a mixing bowl with wooden spoon.

Step six: Take tablespoons and roll into balls (you should end up with approximately 24 balls, depending on how many are gobbled up during the process)

A women's hand holding a red tablespoon filled with cookie dough.

Step seven: Place the balls on a baking paper lined baking tray

24 balls of cookie dough on a baking paper lined tray.

Step eight: Take a fork and gently press each ball (kids love this task)

Women's hand pressing balls of cookie dough using a fork

Step nine: Bake at 180 degrees Celsius, which is approximately 360 Fahrenheit, for approximately 15 minutes

Cool, then eat!

A plate of chocolate chip cookies.

Santé Biscuits

This is my version of the Santé biscuits from the Edmonds recipe book. As always I have tinkered a little to maybe improve the nutritional profile.

For me, in this recipe, it is the substitution of some of the white flour for oats. It makes me feel like the energy they provide maybe a little more sustaining. But honestly who am I kidding, this is not one of my typical Low Sugar recipes, this recipe is totally a treat recipe.

A recipe I just love making with my kids because sometimes a bit of butter and sugar makes the world go round!

I've also used brown sugar instead of white. But note this is for no health reason what so ever!! I just like the flavour and the texture that it gives.

If you are looking for a low sugar cookie recipe, then do not fear I have a lot of those! Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies, Orange Choc Chip Oat Cookies, Apple Oat & Raisin Cookies and my Fruit Sweetened Cookies.  Oh and you can't go past Anzac Cookies for a super easy recipe that kids can make themselves.

If you want a more traditional chocolate chip cookie then this is the no-fail condensed milk cookie recipe for you! Or my cornflake cookies are also the type of cookie that will bring back childhood memories.

If you have allergies or follow a vegan diet but still want a yummy choc chip cookie that childhood memories are made of, check out my gluten-free vegan cookies, they are egg, dairy, nut, soy, and gluten-free.

If you are a condensed milk fan, then my condensed milk slice recipe is ridiculously easy and absolutely delicious!


Top Tips

Here is how you can make these condensed milk cookies perfectly every time!

Change the flavour

I find this recipe is the perfect base recipe, you can use it to create loads of different flavours

  • Raisins: Substitute the chocolate chips for raisins for a delicious raisin oat cookie
  • Dates: Substitute the chocolate chips for chopped dates
  • Peanuts: Substitute the chocolate chips for peanuts, and you will end up with a yummy peanut whitey cookie, if you add a tablespoon of cocoa you will end up with a peanut brownie
  • Nuts: Any roughly chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans etc) all work well
  • Just go for plain, skip the add-ins and just leave it as a plain vanilla oaty cookie

Freeze dough balls

One of my favourite tips is to freeze the cookie dough balls, I freeze them in an airtight container, then it is an absolute cinch to pull them out and pop them in the oven, fresh made choc chip cookies!

Cookie dough balls being placed in a baking paper lined container ready to freeze.

A stack of 5 condensed milk cookies in front of a plat of more cookies.

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A stack of 5 condensed milk cookies in front of a plat of more cookies.

Condensed milk cookies

These condensed milk chocolate chip cookies are my take on a favourite Edmunds cookbook recipe from my childhood.
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Course: Baking
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: choc chip cookies with condensed milk, chocolate chip cookies condensed milk, condensed milk choc chip cookies, condensed milk chocolate chip cookies, condensed milk cookies, sante biscuits
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 80kcal
Author: My Kids Lick The Bowl

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4.69 from 144 votes

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter softened
  • ¼ cup soft brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup Chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a small/medium bowl place the butter, sugar, condensed milk and vanilla
  • Cream until light and fluffy, I use my cake mixer, but an electric beater or a wooden spoon and some elbow grease will work just fine.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, and oats (I don't sift but I do attempt to sprinkle the baking powder into the mixture relatively evenly)
  • Create the condensed milk cookie dough by incorporating the dry ingredients, I use a beater on a low speed.
  • Add the chocolate, and mix until it is relatively evenly distributed,  I use a wooden spoon to do this (only because this is what my mum did). You can use your mixer on low speed.
  • Take tablespoons of the dough and roll into balls (you should end up with approximately 24 balls, depending on how many are gobbled up during the process)
  • Place the balls on a baking paper lined baking tray
  • Take a fork and gently press each ball (kids love this task)
  • Bake at 180 degrees Celsius, which is approximately 360 Fahrenheit, for 15 minutes
  • Cool
  • Eat

Notes

Tips

I find this recipe is the perfect base recipe, you can use it to create loads of different flavours
  • Raisins: Substitute the chocolate chips for raisins for a delicious raisin oat cookie
  • Dates: Substitute the chocolate chips for chopped dates
  • Peanuts: Substitute the chocolate chips for peanuts, and you will end up with a yummy peanut whitey cookie, if you add a tablespoon of cocoa you will end up with a peanut brownie
  • Nuts: Any roughly chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans etc) all work well
  • Just go for plain, skip the add-ins and just leave it as a plain vanilla oaty cookie
One of my favourite tips is to freeze the cookie dough balls, I freeze them in an airtight container, then it is an absolute cinch to pull them out and pop them in the oven, fresh made choc chip cookies!

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Condensed milk: Interestingly enough, you can actually substitute the condensed milk for an egg.
  • Rolled oats: You can use quick cook oats or traditional rolled oats. Or if you don't want rolled oats you can replace them with plain four.
  • Brown sugar: This can be substituted for any granulated sugar.
  • Chocolate chips: These can be left out, or substituted for raisins, chopped dried fruit or nuts.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

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