Galletas de Milo (Milo Cookies)

by Erica Dinho on February 5, 2013

Galletas de Milo (Milo Cookies)

Some things never change… I love Milo, I have always loved Milo, and I will die loving Milo :-)

These cookies were inspired by  my favorite chocolate drink, Milo! So, what is Milo anyway? It is a chocolate and malt powder made by Nestlé, that is mixed with hot or cold milk to make a wonderfully rich drink.

Galletas de Milo (Milo Cookies)

These Milo Cookies make a great Valentines Day chocolate-style gift for that special someone!

Galletas de Milo are an absolute must-make dessert in my house. Buen provecho!

Galletas de Milo (Milo Cookies)



(About 18 cookies)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 + 1/4 cup Milo
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Galletas de Milo (Milo Cookies)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Galletas de Milo (Milo Cookies)

  3. Whisk together the flour, Milo, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Galletas de Milo (Milo Cookies)

  5. In another bowl using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar for about 4 minutes, or until smooth. Add the egg, beating for 1 more minute. Add the vanilla. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients and the milk, mixing only until they are incorporated. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, mix in the chocolate chips.
  6. Galletas de Milo (Milo Cookies)

  7. Drop about 1 tablespoon of dough onto the sheets, leaving about 2 inches of space between them. Bake for about 12 minutes, until set but still soft when touched.
  8. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet(s) on a wire rack for about 3 minutes. Transfer the cookies to the rack and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  9. Galletas de Milo (Milo Cookies)

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa February 5, 2013 at 12:37 PM

I TOTALLY remember Milo!! How brilliant to make homemade versions of these cookies!


2 Marie February 5, 2013 at 6:15 PM

I am making these tonight. I love Milo! Great blog. Thanks for sharing!



3 Marie February 5, 2013 at 6:23 PM

I have a question. When you make the Milo drink with milk like in chocolate milk, do you add nutmeg? My husband is Colombian and he remembers that when he drank Milo growing up it tasted different. He called his sister back home and she said they always added nutmeg to it. I tired it and it does taste wonderful however, I was just curious if this was customary or it was something only they did.

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4 Erica February 6, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Marie, I don’t add anything to my Milo ! I don’t like to change the original drink flavor.


5 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz February 5, 2013 at 6:34 PM

I have never heard of MIlo but I can imegine what great taste the malt must bring to these cookies!


6 Claudia February 5, 2013 at 7:09 PM

These are simply luscious, Erica. And now I feel so silly – but I never heard of Milo. Is it around? Because I have a daughter who would yearn for these.


7 Erica February 6, 2013 at 8:44 AM

You can find it at or at Latin markets.It is delicious….my kids loves Milo!


8 Tracey@Tangled Noodle February 5, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Until we moved to Manila, this was a totally unfamiliar product to me. But here, it’s everywhere! I’m not terribly keen to drink it (Ovaltine was my malted chocolate drink of choice as a child) but I would definitely gobble it up if made into these delicious-looking cookies. Thanks for sharing! 8-)


9 Angie@Angie's Recipes February 6, 2013 at 2:13 PM

I like milo too! These cookies are looking delicious!


10 Joanne February 7, 2013 at 7:33 AM

Whoa this is such a great idea for flavoring cookies! Yum!


11 grace February 8, 2013 at 2:33 PM

i like a flat, chewy cookie, and these appear to be just that! :)


12 Lina May 19, 2013 at 2:09 PM

great idea! it was a success and i am not even good on baking. Thanks for the recipe


13 felz July 8, 2013 at 12:34 PM

How many grams is 1 stick unsalted butter. Here in my country 1 stick is about 227 grams. Is it that much?


14 Erica Dinho July 8, 2013 at 2:49 PM

1 stick = (4 oz) or (113 g) or (8 tablespoons) or (1/2 cup)


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