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Condensed milk cookies

These condensed milk chocolate chip cookies are my take on a favourite Edmunds cookbook recipe from my childhood.
4.70 from 90 votes
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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


  • 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


  • 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



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.


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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