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Condensed Milk Cookies

I'd never seen cookies made with condensed milk before, so I was quite eager to try them. They ended up being a pretty good, easy to work with, butter cookies. They are not as sweet as other cookies, but that may be a good thing.

As with other rolled sugar/butter cookies, my technique is to only work on about a third of the dough at the time, leaving the rest in the refrigerator. This dough becomes very sticky if warm.

Condensed Milk Cookies


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 10 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tbsp. water
  • 1 egg


In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pasty blender or two knives. Work until it looks like crumbs. Mix in the condensed milk and vanilla extract, plus the water if needed. Wet your hands and shape the batter into a ball. Cover the ball and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Lightly flour a working surface and a rolling pin. Roll out the dough to 1/8" thickness. Cut into shapes and place on the cooking sheet.

Lightly whisk the egg with some water and brush the cookies with the egg wash.

Bake until golden brown, about 7 minutes.

Adapted from Nami Nami's recipe.

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