Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are a frequent visitor in our house. The 10 year old has taken them on board her baking repertoire and often the cupboards are bare of chocolate and condensed milk because she's been at it again...

...this time to help out the 9 year old for the "Game of Life" at school; a weekly interactive game at school where the kids team up, all have a different 'business' and have certain requirements to fill before the game ends (it goes on for several weeks!). They need to 'buy' a house and car, pay bills and still have enough money left over to spend on things like health care, pets and entertainment. The real estate people have it good - they bring in clippings from the newspaper and sell their 'houses' this way. The pet people have been known to bring in cuddly pets from home like rabbits/guinnea pigs and charge a fee per 'pat'.

The most lucrative business of all though would have to be the bakery. Due to it's past popularity, this year there are two. Wouldn't you know it, but the 9 year old decided she would like to be in one of them. I'll admit, it can be somewhat frustrating remembering that each Tuesday she needs to have a container of yummy goodies all packed up, ready to take with her to school but with a 10 year old on the case who loves being in the kitchen, the task no longer falls on my shoulders. Thank goodness for that!

Child's play

Chocolate Chip Cookies
250g butter
2/3 cup sugar
half a 400g can of condensed milk (this is one of the reasons why I think she likes to make them - to consume the leftovers of this sweet treat over the next few days!)
2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
125g white chocolate, cut into small pieces
250g dark or milk chocolate, cut into small pieces

Preheat oven to 180c and line two baking trays with paper/parchment. In a large bowl, cream together the buter, sugar and condensed milk with electric beaters until light and fluffy. Add flour and chocolate pieces and mix together with a large metal spoon until well combined. Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls and place onto prepared baking trays, leaving room for spreading. Flatten balls slightly with a fork. Bake 14-16 minutes or until light golden brown. Allow to cool on trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to three days.

Here are Kirsty's biscuits,

..and Linda's

(Have you tried them yet? You really must! Let me know in the comments section below and I'll link back to your blog here)


  1. Now why didn't I get play a game like that at school? That sounds like fun!
    ...and I can compLETLY understand about the left over condensed milk. Seriously. It's good stuff. Condensed milk in biscuits- brilliant.

  2. Delicious! We had something similar when small man was in year 5 - the boys rang and told me I had to bake choc chip cookies and THEN haggled me down on the price. They paid me 10c a cookie and sold them for $1 each!!! :)

    Pete's grandma had a very similar recipe to this called Fiesta Cookies - hers had choc chips and dried fruit in them. Yours look delicious and simple, how wonderful that your wee girl bakes!

    Oooh, I just remembered an icecream recipe I got years ago from a friend - perfect with your condensed milk and fresh eggs. Whip 600ml cream until stiff. Whip 3 eggs whites until stiff. Then fold the egg whites and a can of condensed milk into the cream and freeze! Easy! :)

  3. Very impressive effort for your 10 year old. And I like the fact that the 9 year old has roped in the older sibling to do the baking! That game of life must really be having an impact!!

  4. Waw!! These home made chocolate chip cookies with the condensed milk in them look amazing, tasteful & pretty too!

    Your 10 year old did an amazing job!! Yummie!

  5. Yes, we missed out with this game, Brydie! It would've been so much fun. And I have to fight her for the tin, I find it as addictive as she does!! :)

    Well you can't say they weren't enterprising, Celia!! Good business minds, haha. Mmmm, thanks for the icecream recipe, will be remembering this for summer! The 10yo is always pestering about when we can make some more icecream! :)

    Haha, yes, I believe the 9 year old is being quite cunning, Spice. There will be a huge sigh of relief coming from my direction when this game is over! :)

    Thankyou, Sophie! You are too kind :)

  6. We've got an open tin needing a home in the fridge - might have to try this one.

  7. Just baked the condensed milk biscuits, great easy recipe. Little one discovered the joys of the sticky tin. What's this stuff? mmmmmm. We're on the last legs of the cumquat marmalade too, it's sooo good, in the big one's sandwich today.


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