Sunday, 27 January 2013

Condensed Milk Cookies

These golden and crispy cookies are not only easy to make, but also very addictive! Since they only require three simple ingredients: sweetened condensed milk, butter and self raising flour - it is my go-to recipe when I have cookie cravings on a lazy day. Another plus about them is you can add chocolate chips, desiccated coconut or nuts to them as a filling! I added 100 and 1000s on mine which makes me happy by just looking at how colourful they are :) Make sure you use good quality and REAL butter (not low fat butter or margarine!) - or else they won't taste as good.

I adapted this recipe from one of my favourite bloggers: Raspberri cupcakes - also a Sydney blogger with a number of creative recipes! You guys should definitely check them out. Since her recipe seemed to make a lot of cookies, I did a half recipe instead. If you live with a house full of animals, simply feel free to double the recipe :)

stacks on!

Condensed Milk cookies

200g softened butter
200g sweetened condensed milk
250g self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking soda (optional - I find these make the cookies crunchier)
Toppings/fillings of your choice (100s and 1000s, chocolate chips, nuts and sultanas are some good options!)
*If you prefer your cookies to be plain you may want to add 1tsp of vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Beat butter with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy, then add condensed milk and beat until smooth. Be sure to occasionally scrap the sides of the bowl to ensure both ingredients mix evenly.

Stir in flour until just combined (don't over mix, this will make your cookies tough) - and voilĂ ! You have your cookie dough! If you are adding chocolate chips or some other fillings to your dough, this would be the time to add them.

The mixture should be soft and slightly sticky, but relatively easy to handle if you wet your hands with some water, or lightly flour them. I used a teaspoon amount to roll the cookie dough into balls, then pressed them into a bowl of 100s and 1000s to coat and flatten them into discs.

Bake cookies until lightly golden (~8-10 minutes for small cookies, ~10-15 minutes for larger cookies).

lonely cookie

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