Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Taiwanese milk cookies (Hilmar's recipe)


Everybody knows Hilmar's blog for her wonderful breads and cookies' recipes. Now, she post her recipes in Instagram.

These are cookies for kids that are very famous in Taiwan. This is the second time I make them....and I can tell you that not only they are delicious, but the taste is the same as the ones you can try in Taiwan.

Taiwanese milk cookies (

50 g unsalted butter

80 g icing sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

60 g milk

250 g baking or self-raising flour

20 g milk powder

Sift the flour mixed with the milk powder. Set aside.

In a small saucepan over low heat, mix the butter, icing sugar and salt. Mix until everything is integrated (only for a few seconds).

Remove from the heat, and immediately add half of the milk, mix very well with a wooden spoon.

Add a third of the flour and milk powder mixture until everything is very well integrated. Add the rest of the flour alternating with the rest of the milk. Knead by hand until a dough forms very well.

Place the dough between two sheets of plastic kitchen film, and with a rolling pin, stretch it to form a rectangle measuring approximately 21x20cm. 1 to 1.5 cm thick. Place it in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Remove from the refrigerator, and cut the cookies 1 to 1.5 cm wide. Place each bar on the tray that has been covered with baking parchment paper or on a non-stick tray, leaving two centimeters of separation between them. Place in a preheated oven at 165 C for 20 minutes, turn off the oven and leave it in the oven for 10 more minutes. They should have a light golden color on all four sides. Remove from the oven, place the bars on a rack and let cool completely. Paint with chocolate and decorate with grated coconut (optional). ENJOY!


  1. What an attractive looking cookie. Must be delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe and Hilmar's blog.

  2. These cookie sticks look amazing, I love esp. the glaze with coconut flake.

  3. As far as I know, I never had Taiwanese milk cookies when I visit Taiwan!