These easy Condensed Milk Cookies are easy to make and perfect for cookie exchanges! They only require six ingredients (no eggs) and are fun to make with the kiddos! Perfect for anyone who doesn’t eat chocolate.
Sweetened Condensed Milk Cookies recipe
There are a lot of cookies you can make out there. Everything from shortbread cookies to thumbprint cookies (with peanut butter). If you’re looking for a new delicious cookie recipe, this is it.
Plus, it’s always a good idea to have a few non-chocolate recipes up your sleeve.
When you’re planning a party or making a cookie tray, it’s smart to include a few non-chocolate cookies and baked goods. Some good options include Sugar Cookies, Oatmeal Rice Krispie Cookies or Cheesecake Cookies, for those people who don’t eat chocolate. Mixing up the flavors in your cookie selection is also nice!
You are going to love sharing this easy recipe for cookies made with condensed milk with your friends and family.
(But don’t worry: If you LOVE chocolate, you can easily add chocolate chips to these (even extra chocolate chips). See the section below about adding chocolate chips.)
The condensed milk adds not only sweetness, but a chewy texture as well.
Why You’ll Love This condensed milk cookie recipe
These Eagle Brand cookies are so delicious that I know they will become your new favorite recipe.
- These cookies using condensed milk are SO easy to make.
- They only require six basic ingredients.
- Condensed milk cookies are fun to make with kids.
- Sweet and soft, these are the ultimate cookie.
- They’re a great option for a cookie that doesn’t have chocolate.
I love that I usually have all the ingredients on hand. I like to keep a can or two of sweetened condensed milk in the pantry at all times just so I always have the stuff to make these cookies in a pinch.
Another bonus is that you only need a handful of ingredients to make them. And no eggs, so it’s a perfect recipe for anyone with an allergy.
With a few basic ingredients and a little effort, you can have a big batch of cookies in no time.
Ingredients to make this cookies with condensed milk recipe
This recipe only requires six simple ingredients. Here’s what to snag at the grocery store:
- all-purpose flour
- butter – salted or unsalted is okay, but it will need softened butter at room temperature
- baking soda
- baking powder
- sweetened condensed milk
- granulated sugar
You can use your favorite gluten-free 1:1 baking blend such as Bob’s Red Mill.
What can I substitute for condensed milk
If you don’t have sweetened condensed milk on hand, you can easily make a substitute at home. You’ll need:
- 1 ½ cups milk
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 cup sugar
Combine them all in a medium saucepan on the stove top. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Simmer on low heat until it’s reduced to half, about 30-40 minutes. Let cool completely — it will thicken in the fridge. You can use this recipe 1:1 for any sweetened condensed milk.
How to make cookies with condensed milk
This recipe is so easy. It’s a great one to make with kiddos to teach them about measuring and baking.
Add the butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Mix until fluffy using the stand mixer or a hand mixer.
Add the sweetened condensed milk and blend until it’s creamy.
Add the baking soda, baking powder, and a pinch of salt along with the flour. Blend it until it’s fully combined.
You can also mix the dry ingredients separately and add the mixture in at the same time.
Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, up to 72 hours. Don’t skip this step.
Use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop to form cookie dough balls and drop them 2” apart on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven or until the edges are lightly golden brown.
Tips & tricks for making cookies with sweetened condensed milk
Make sure to soften the butter ahead of time so that it mixes easily into the recipe. I don’t really recommend putting it in the microwave to soften.
Instead, put hot water in a mug and leave it there for 1 minute. Dump out the hot water and place the warm mug upside down over the butter to let it soften slowly.
While it may be tempting to skip chilling the dough, it’s important to take the time to do so. If you skip the chill time, the cookies will be flat and not as soft.
Keep the cookies in the oven until the edges begin to get lightly golden brown. If you take them out too soon, they’ll be flat.
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Chewy condensed milk cookies
If you’d like these cookies using sweetened condensed milk to be more chewy than soft, you can chill them for less time.
But be careful baking time — they will be flatter and might not need as much time in the oven since the dough won’t be as cold.
Condensed milk chocolate chip cookies
If you want to make these cookies made with sweetened condensed milk into chocolate chip cookies, go for it!
You can make this cookie recipe using condensed milk and chocolate chips! Chocolate chips can be added after the flour has been mixed in. All other steps remain the same.
I recommend using mini chocolate chips. The large ones tend to be too overpowering and rich, and they take away from the condensed milk flavor I love about these cookies.
What to make with leftover sweetened condensed milk
You can use leftover condensed milk in all kinds of recipes!
You can also add it to beverages like iced coffee or Brazilian limeade or use it to make homemade Irish cream.
And if you don’t have time to make anything else, you can always save it for later. Here’s how:
How to store condensed milk
Once opened, leftover condensed milk should be stored in an airtight container or a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate the container and use the leftover condensed milk within 5-7 days.
Or, you can freeze it:
Can you freeze sweetened condensed milk?
Freezing sweetened condensed milk is a great way to enjoy it later on in other recipes.
You can freeze it in ice trays (I like souper cubes). When you’re ready to cook with it, let it thaw out or defrost it in the microwave.
How to store leftover condensed milk cookies
To keep these soft and chewy cookies fresh, you’ll want to store them at room temperature in an air-tight container.
While it can be tempting to just wrap them in cling wrap, they won’t stay fresh as long that way.
FAQs about condensed milk cookies recipes
Yes you can! Freeze it in ice trays. When you’re ready to cook with it, let it thaw out or defrost it in the microwave.
If covered, sweetened condensed milk should last for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.
Yes, sweetened condensed milk is gluten-free.
You can use a simmered mixture of milk, heavy cream and sugar. See the directions above for a homemade substitute.
More Cookie Recipes
- Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies (the best chocolate chip cookie recipe)
- Cookies & Cream Cookies
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
- Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Triple Chocolate Cookies
- Banana Oatmeal Cookies
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Condensed Milk Cookies Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Add the butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.
- Mix them until fluffy.
- Add sweetened condensed milk and blend until it’s creamy.
- Add baking soda, baking powder, and a pinch of salt, and mix until combined.
- Add flour and blend until fully incorporated.
- Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, up to 72 hours.
- Remove the dough from the refrigerator.
- Use a cookie scoop to form balls of dough, and drop them 2” apart on the cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.