Millie's Cookies recipe
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Millie's Cookies recipe

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Serves 1 - 12 Cookies

These delicious cookies are easy to cook and taste as good as the real Millies cookies, with a crisp outer layer and a gooey centre these treats are best eaten warm but last well...if they last that long!!!

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Ingredients

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 200g chocolate chips

Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4
    2. Cream butter and sugars, once creamed, combine in the egg and vanilla.
    3. Sift in the flour and salt, then the chocolate chips.
    4. Roll into walnut size balls, for a more homemade look, or roll into a long, thick sausage shape and slice to make neater looking cookies.
    5. Place on ungreased baking paper. If you want to have the real Millies experience then bake for just 7 minutes, till the cookies are just setting - the cookies will be really doughy and delicious. Otherwise cook for 10 minutes until just golden round the edges.
    6. Take out of the oven and leave to harden for a minute before transferring to a wire cooling rack. These are great warm, and they also store well, if they don't all get eaten straight away!

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Comments (212)

Krysi's picture
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I bake these every week..friends and family loved them...Before finding this recipe my cookies were just so, so... These are deliciously chewy...thank you for this great recipe

Thelostgrrl's picture
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These were very easy to make, however I am glad I scrolled through a good 7 pages of comments as many people suggested using less sugar and butter (which I did). And even then, I found them too sweet, so next time I won't bother using vanilla essence either.
I made 3 batches, the first batch of a cooking time of 7 minutes which came out so gooey even once out of the oven and cooled that it seemed impossible to pick up and eat.
The 2nd batch of a cooking time of 10 minutes which came out perfect. And my final batch of a bake time of 12 minutes which were slightly crisper than the 10 min batch.

It's a great recipe and they went down very well with everyone who tried them.

Barneys baking's picture
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Never thought I could make these, but they are so easy, just as good as what you would buy. So far I've made, chopped nuts, choc chip & sultanas, all just as good as each other.
I will continue to make these and never buy any again :-)
The only thing I changed was the amount of caster sugar, I only used 100g rather than 125g, I think you could get away with adding even less than that though and I baked for 12 minutes and they still come out chewy with a slight crunch on the edge... yum!

R.bristow1's picture
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Always makes perfect cookies! So easy to customise too, the favourite in our house is white chocolate chip and cherry flavour!

baking_beginner's picture

Made these a couple of weeks ago for our group meeting at work. The only variation I made was to add 150g of choc chips and 50g of butterscotch chips (definitely recommend the butterscotch - it leaks a bit from the cookie onto the try but peels away when cooled and doesn't burn too much if you follow the cooking instructions in the recipe). At our meeting these went down a real treat. However, personally think they are way too sweet - something I only noticed if you try to eat more than one. So would consider taking out some of the sugar next time!

Kerryalgie's picture

I've tried this recipe twice now and I've done exactly as it says and both times it turns out like cake mix and it won't roll onto balls so I have to keep adding flour till it is proper cookie mix

Dilly.Rock's picture
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Love this recipe, always come out perfect and lovely and chewy. Today i substituted the Chocolate chips for 3 tbs of Mincemeat, what a fantastic festive treat!

moonlight_caster's picture
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These cookies are far to sugary for me. They don't taste like Millie's cookies at all and we measured the ingredients exactly.

EMILY_15X's picture

I've tried so many cookie recipe's before and this is the best one. I have made this so many times and good every time. Would highly recommend this. I never put 200g in because it probably would have been to much so I only put in 100g, it still worked amazing though.

katieevans's picture

This is now my go-to cookie recipe for life! I've made so many batches since discovering it and am constantly having to point people in the direction of this recipe because they love them so much.

my blog:
http://tasteusa.blogspot.com/

Petal_pie's picture
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I'm a novice and I have only baked cookies once before using an "easy" recipe and they were a disaster! But this recipe is fantastic, easy to follow and the cookies turned out exactly as in the photo and were delicious! I used slightly less sugar and used 50g of chocolate chips and 50g of chopped hazelnuts and it seemed the perfect amount - not overly sweet so can eat a few more cookies!

Ella-wella's picture
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Super recipe - I halved the quantity of chocolate chips but they turned out just fine. My grandchildren (and their parents) couldn't resist them so they barely had chance to cool down before they were gone. As this was only my second attempt at making cookies I got a definite 'thumbs up' with this recipe.

Tina89's picture
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Best ever cookies, since baking these I don't even like shop brough cookies. First time I left in oven around 10mins, slightly over cooked at bottom, then after that left in oven for 7mins and they were perfect, although when taking them out they will not look as though cooked and doughy, but rest assure as they cool they harden.

larrythequinn's picture

This recipe was terrible; the cookies were raw even after waiting 20 mins to set, and RE-COOKING THEM.

EMILY_15X's picture

When you take them out they are really soft to touch but if you leave them for about 10-15 mins they will be a bit better but they are meant to be a bit soft in the middle anyway so i wouldn't worry.

Brythebaker's picture
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So pleased that finally I have found a great cookie recipe! I've tried loads of different recipes in pursuit of making lovely soft gooey cookies like the Millies/Bens cookies you can buy, and this recipe is definitely the closest I've come to those. Think the key is in the sugar/butter ratio, as other recipes I've tried that haven't had that doughiness have had more butter and less sugar than this recipe. Having said that, I did make a few adjustments here, reducing the sugar by 25g to 200g (all I had) and I think they were plenty sweet enough. I also used 150g choc and only half a tsp of vanilla which was perfect. I will add chopped hazelnuts next time too. Overall a really great recipe, thanks!

anya_wells's picture

This was honestly the BEST cookie recipe I have ever tried! Warm, they were just like Millie's Cookies, they were really soft and just delicious! But when I made them, I only used 90grams of chocolate chips because I found 200g to be a bit too much, and found that 90g was plenty for me! Definitely worth a try!

salhumbie's picture
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So easy to make and really delicious. Everyone loves them and I love experimenting with different fillings. Smarties work particularly well!

kd035050's picture

I found 200g was too much chocolate. 150g was perfect.

LiamLawler's picture
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Perfect cookie recipe! So many chocolate chips but totally worth it. I would definitely recommend baking for 10 minutes as they were still soft and gooey :) I made mine larger than "Walnut Sized Balls" and still got 12 so I expect you could get around 16 smaller ones

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Questions (11)

leahfluff's picture

i just baked these cookies the middle of them is really, really greasy i think its the butter... what have i done wrong?

catplumb's picture
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wondering if this recipe will work without the choc chips as I haven't got any!!!! Anyone tried it?

timidheathen's picture

Hi, if you've only got a fan oven, what temperature should you set it at?

Cookiemonster2002's picture

How many does this resipie make? Thanx planning to mak tommorow for my nan

essexteddy's picture
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depending on the size makes between 12 and 15. They do spread considerably so I tend to use less mixture but still get 15 really nice size cookies

mrsfusion's picture

Really easy to make but do just put the cookies on the paper and staight into the oven? I had a near accident and had to put them on a baking tray??

Lillies83's picture

When I make this recipe the batter becomes very sticky and it is difficult to role the cookies into shape. I have made these a few times and each time they always taste amazing but I wondered if there is something I am doing wrong to make the mixture this sticky? Any comments on how to help is greatly recieved

straw's picture

try adding more flour to your worktop, rolling pin, or the mixture, makes it less sticky and hopefully easier to shape for you :)

Eviescookingmama's picture

Hey I found this too! I refrigerate the mixture before moulding. Still not great but I managed to shape them and cut shapes too :) hope this helps

SamMiller89's picture

This keeps napping to me not sure if am going wrong

Millieee98's picture

How many calories in each cookie?

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Natasharrr's picture

Amazing recipe !! Been trying to make biscuits for years this is the first that tastes great just like millies cookies my family loved them. The dough was too sticky to roll so I used a spoon to measure and place on the parchment paper. Tested 4 and took them out when still sticky in the middle underneath as they dry a bit when cooling down. GORGEOUS the sticky bit turned dry and chewy nom nom

zindzijade's picture

These cookies were great. I followed some suggestions and added some vanilla essence and for a kick I added some coconut essence and shredded coconut too. That made them even tastier. I will have to reduce the sugar next time though because I found them a little too sweet.

Robw895's picture
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Add 25g cocoa powder and use chopped up white chocolate , works a treat!

claireex's picture

The oomies I made in 7 minutes were too gooey to hold easily, so I rolled them up into balls so that the harder outside coated the gooey centre

Mightytash's picture

Instead of chocolate chips, I break up a bar of chocolate orange. It's delicious and flavours the whole cookie.

NicB1973's picture

These cookies are delicious! I make the dough as per the recipe, bake a small batch (there is only 3 of us), then put the rest of the dough in the fridge - this can be used straight from the fridge, and the cookies are just as good (so far the dough hasn't lasted for more than 24 hours/so I can't say how long it would be good for!). I only cook for 7 minutes, but they definitely need a further 7 minutes on the side to cool and 'solidify'.. I should also say that I've never yet got these cookies to look like the pic .. But I quite like the home made look!

cjrose75's picture
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Baked for 8 mins for lovely squishy cookies. Leave on baking tray for about 10m before transferring to cooling rack to give them time to firm up a little.

Cookiemonster2002's picture

Try milk and white chocolate chips together

luvbags100's picture
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Luvbags100
Everyone liked these cookies, I didn't add brown sugar or vanilla extract but added peanut butter Instead and baked for 8 mins. Delicious!! Chewy and easy, quick to make.

bh221-uk's picture
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Instead of the light brown sugar I put 2 tbsp condensed milk as I had some left over... so gooey and delicious, and not too sweet! Also for oatmeal/raisin, I left out 50g of flour and replaced with oats, replaced the brown sugar with 2 tbsp honey, and raisins instead of choc.

SColeman88's picture

These came out perfectly, brilliant simple recipe! Just tried a combination of raspberry and white chocolate, lemon and poppy seed, and cherry and almond and it worked just as well! Recommended!

Eviescookingmama's picture

I found the dough too sticky to mould as it just stuck to my hands. I now refrigerate it before I mould it. I also find this makes way more than twelve as they spread out so much.

egg80's picture

Made more but this time I baked them on a upside down muffin tray forming cups once they have cooled remove from tray place in a bowl and fill with ice cream makes a great combination

Rhiannon21's picture

Terry's chocolate orange chopped up instead of chocolate chips = amazing!

Brick_Top's picture

Just baked these, dividing it up into 12 makes very big cookies, and that may be why it took me 15 mins @ FAN 170 to bake them? Still lovely and gooey in the middle with a nice crisp on the outside.

CatherineB104's picture

They are really good but definitely leave them on the tray a bit longer as they melt through the wire rack due to the chocolate still being melted if you only give them a minute!

MaisieMagpie's picture
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I used galaxy chocolate instead of chocolate chips. It takes a little while to cut it up but they were THE BEST cookies I have ever had! Also, when they cool they really do harden- I didn't realise this on my first batch and overcooked them quite a bit because they were so soft coming out of the oven (Still delicious though!).

Beatlemaniac_64's picture
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These cookies turned out great! They were delicious warm and tasted really nice and gooey in the muddle. The next time I made these, I used white granulated sugar instead of the caster sugar and they didn't spread as much.

dee_mrn's picture
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Love them! I dont make them to the exact recipie tho. I dont add any Caster sugar and add just abit more brown sugar doesn't make them go flat and there not too sweet! Also if you have a silicon cupcake tray they are fantastic as cupcakes!!! goes down a treat with butter icing!!!!!

cookinggirl99's picture
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I left out the salt the second time I made them, and it made them even more delicious! They were exactly the same in size, shape and consistency, but just slightly less sharp. I also recommend using 3 tablespoons of melted peanut butter instead of chocolate chips - scrummy!