Millie's cookies recipe

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Millie's cookies are made with light brown sugar, and golden syrup and studded with milk chocolate chunks. Delicious chewy chocolate chip cookies...

Millie's chocolate chip cookies
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  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories132 Kcal7%
Sugar9 g10%
Fat7 g10%
Salt0.1 g
Protein1 g2%
Carbohydrates16 g6%
Salt0.1 g

Whip up a batch of famous Millie's cookies at home. This simple recipe takes just five easy steps.

Light brown sugar and golden syrup make these cookies extra sweet and chewy. Millie's cookies are much chewier and softer than our classic chocolate chip cookies (opens in new tab). This recipe makes 20 cookies in just 20 minutes prep time. We've used dark chocolate chips in this recipe but you could swap for milk, white or even nuts such as pecan or walnuts.


  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 2tbsp golden syrup
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 160g self-raising flour
  • 150g chocolate, milk, dark or white broken into 0.5cm chunks




  1. To start making your cookies, preheat the oven to 180C, gas 4.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Beat the golden syrup into the butter and sugar with the vanilla essence. Mix in flour and chocolate chunks until just combined.
  3. Take a teaspoonful of the mixture, roll it into a ball, then place onto a greased baking tray, flattening it slightly with the palm of your hand. Repeat with the remaining dough, allowing plenty of room for the cookies to spread while baking.
  4. Bake for 12 mins until golden brown.
  5. Allow chocolate chip cookies to cool on the tray for few mins before transferring them to a wire rack.

Watch how to make Millie's cookies

Top tips for making Millie's cookies

If you want to adapt this recipe to make different flavoured Millie's cookies you can do the following:

- Swap 20g of self-raising flour for 20g of desiccated coconut

- Swap 20g of self-raising flour for 20g of sifted cocoa powder (or more if you'd rather richer chocolate cookies up to 50g max - otherwise cookies may be too dry)

- Swap 150g chocolate chunks for raisins, chopped nuts, etc. 

Can you make a giant Millie's cookie using this recipe?

If you want to make a giant Millie's cookie, make a large cookie dough ball and roll it out gently with a rolling pin or push with your hands to spread the dough into a circular shape (aim for a small-sized pizza) bake in the oven for 12 minutes. You may need to bake for a further 5 minutes depending on the colour of the cookie.

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