Millie's cookies recipe

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Millie’s cookies take 32 minutes to make and are under 140 calories per cookie.

Millie's Cookies
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  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories132 Kcal7%
Sugar9 g10%
Fat7 g10%
Salt0.1 gRow 3 - Cell 2
Protein1 g2%
Carbohydrates16 g6%
Salt0.1 gRow 6 - Cell 2

These Millie’s cookies use just six ingredients and the recipe makes 20 cookies. 

If you love our easy chocolate chip cookies, you’ll love these ones from the famous Millie’s cookies chain. You can use whatever chocolate you like and if you don’t want to chop a bar into pieces you can of course use chocolate chips instead. 


  • 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. Heat the oven to 180C (160C fan, Gas 4). Beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Beat the golden syrup into the mixture then add the vanilla essence.
  2. Mix in the 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. Allow the cookies to cool on the tray for few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.

Watch how to make Millie's cookies

Top tips for making Millie's cookies

You can swap the chocolate for chopped nuts, raisins or dried apricots if you prefer. A combination of ingredients also works well. Another tasty idea is to swap 20g flour for 20g desiccated coconut or 20g flour for 20g cocoa powder.

Do Millies cookies still exist?

Yes Millies cookies is still a fully operating chain with instore and online delivery available. 

How long do Millies cookies stay fresh?

When buying from a Millie’s cookies store, the cookie should be eaten within a couple of days of purchase. If you’ve baked a fresh batch yourself, you should keep the cookies in an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place at room temperature.

Is Millie’s cookies halal?

The official Millie’s cookies are not certified as halal from their supplier. Some of the ingredients in the cookies have alcohol. Once baked, the alcohol is cooked off but traces could still be found in the recipe. It is the vanilla extract or essence that contains alcohol.

Therefore if you want to make Millie’s cookies at home which are halal, you should use a fresh vanilla pod and scrap out the seeds from half to a whole pod depending on the pod size and the intensity of flavour you would like.

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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Jessica Ransom

“One of the things I love about Millie’s cookies is when they are fresh from the oven and still warm. They make an excellent dessert which will impress the whole family. Simply serve from the oven with a scoop of ice cream and it will taste like a restaurant-quality pudding for a fraction of the price!” 

If you don’t have non-stick baking trays and you want to reduce how much baking paper you use. Consider buying some reusable silicone baking mats.

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Not only will this mat stop your cookies from sticking to the tray, it also features a handy conversion guide for cups to grams, fahrenheit to celsius and has a size guide which is useful for pastry cases and tarts. 

Our sugar cookies recipe is another fun one to make with kids or our vanilla cookies are perfect for a rainy day activity. You might also like these American Snickerdoodle cookies.

Jessica Ransom
Senior Food Writer

Jessica is a freelance food writer, stylist and recipe tester. She previously worked as Senior Food Writer at Future. While at Future Jessica wrote food and drink-related news stories and features, curated product pages, reviewed equipment, and developed recipes that she then styled on food shoots. She is an enthusiastic, self-taught cook who adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines, and spirits.