Mini Cookie Milkshakes

September 22, 2014


Mini Cookie Milkshakes

Surprise! Are you ready for a baby shower? Lauren of the fabulous blog Keep It Sweet is having a baby boy this fall and a bunch of us thought it would be fun to get together and throw a little baby shower for her. I’ve been reading Lauren’s blog for, I don’t even know how long… But it’s been many, many years. She’s always one of my very favorite reads in part due to her amazing desserts (she actually had an entire business selling her delectable treats for a while, but closed it to focus on her soon-to-arrive baby!) and because she’s such a sweet girl. I wish all of us were really together throwing a real-life shower for Lauren (I’m sure after I read everyone’s posts, I’ll wish even more that we were all together sharing food), but am also pretty thrilled that we can do it here.

The theme of Lauren’s baby shower is “mini foods” and I knew I wanted to “keep it sweet.” I decided to take on a beverage and made Mini Cookie Milkshakes! Of course, Lauren probably isn’t indulging in cocktails right now, but I think it’s fun to have options at baby showers, so I recommend making a batch of these alcohol-free and a batch with Kahlúa. Either way, they taste like a chocolate chip cookie and since they’re mini, you don’t have to feel bad about grabbing a couple.

Mini Cookie Milkshakes (makes 8 mini milkshakes):
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  • 3 C vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 C milk
  • 10 mini chocolate chip cookies (recipe below), plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 C chocolate syrup (I like to make my own)
  • 1/2 C Kahlúa (optional)
  • 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 1 t granulated sugar

Mini Cookie Milkshakes Ingredients

Making the cookies is probably the most important part of the drink. They’re just like regular chocolate chip cookies, except MINI! You could probably use your own favorite recipe, but I think these ones are pretty fabulous, too.

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies (makes about 3 dozen):
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  • 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1/2 C (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 C granulated sugar
  • 1/3 C packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/3 C mini chocolate chips

(pre-heat oven to 350 degrees)

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients

Start by whisking the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Flour Whisking

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.

Butter and Sugar Cookies

Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.

Cookie Batter

With mixer on low, gradually beat in the flour mixture until just combined (taking care not to overmix). Then, gently stir in the mini chocolate chips.

Cookie Batter with Mini Chocolate Chips

Scoop about a teaspoon of dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Flatten the dough a little bit.

Cookie Dough Balls

Bake at 350 degrees for about 7 minutes, until just browning at the edges. You still want the cookies to be pretty soft.

Cookies Baked

Cool on the tray for a few minutes before moving to a rack to cool completely.

Cookies Cooling Rack

And the mini cookies are complete!

Cookie Platter

Now let’s get this milkshake going.

It’s pretty simple… Just put the ice cream, milk, cookies, and chocolate syrup in a blender.

Cookie Milkshake

And blend away, until smooth.

Cookie Milkshake Blended

If you’re adding any Kahlúa, you should do that now. Or you can pour half the milkshake and add Kahlúa to the rest.

Kahlua for Milkshake

I also made my own whipped cream by beating together the heavy cream and granulated sugar in a bowl. It’s super easy to do, but you could always buy whipped cream, too.

Then pour the milkshake into little tiny glasses. I decorated the rim of my glasses with blue sprinkles. And put a little cookie on the side as a garnish.

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Then I topped them each with a dollop of whipped cream and a little more blue sprinkles.

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Now that a beverage has been served, let’s get this baby shower underway! OK, so maybe this beverage is more appropriate for dessert, but since this is a party, I think it’s totally fair to enjoy right away.

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The milkshake really does taste just like a cookie. And if you still have a craving after sipping your little glassful, you can obviously eat the garnish. And you should. It would be rude to leave it.

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Since there will likely be some cookies leftover after you’ve made all the milkshakes, you can certainly serve those on a plate alongside the milkshakes for anyone who happens to want a few more.

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I think mini cookies are going to be my go-to from now on. Ten cookies instead of three? Yes, I totally know how to trick myself. And it works every time.

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Of course, it will be a little while before Lauren’s baby can eat cookies and drink milkshakes… But once he’s old enough, he’s going to be a VERY lucky boy because I’m sure his mom will be whipping him up sweet treats all the time!

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I’m so excited for Lauren and can’t wait to continue to follow along with her at Keep It Sweet. I’m not a mom myself, but my sister’s twin boys are 3.5 months old now, so I can testify to the fact that baby boys are SO much fun. Of course, I’m not the one waking up with them in the middle of the night… but something tells me it’s all worth it. Especially when they give you those perfect little smiles!


Congratulations, Lauren!! I hope you’ll all take the time to check out the rest of the delightful treats that were brought to Lauren’s baby shower!

Mini Pumpkin Layer Cakes from The Baker Chick

Mini Apple Spice Cupcakes from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Mini Nutella Brownies from The Cooking Actress

Mini Iced Oatmeal Cookie Apple Pies from Girl Versus Dough

Pickles in a Blanket from The Lemon Bowl

Mini No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes from Bake or Break

Mini Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fondant Cakes from London Bakes

Double Decker Birthday Cake Blondie Bites from Baker By Nature

Mini Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes from Eats Well With Others

Roasted Caprese Stack with Peaches from Warm Vanilla Sugar

What mini treat would you bring to a baby shower?


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  5. OH MY YUM! These milkshakes look incredibly delicious and so so cute!

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  7. Barbara says:

    Sues, what a fun idea! Virtual parties always have such great recipes, love looking at what everyone brought. Happy baby shower to Lauren!

  8. Thank you so much, Sues! I should probably make these milkshakes now and after baby (with alcohol…). I wonder how many I could reasonably consume;-)

    Your post is so sweet and it’s hard to believe how long we have been reaching each other’s blogs! One of these days we will finally meet in real life:-)

  9. These look amazing!!! So refreshing!

  10. These are the cuties cookie milkshakes! I love how delicious they look. Definitely going to try this out!

  11. These are the flipping cutest. Loving the mini cookies on the shot glasses!

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  13. These are so creaking cute and just *perfect* for a baby shower! I will take a boozy one please!!

  14. And of course I meant *freaking not *creaking 🙂

  15. These are so adorable! I love anything with cookies, and these mini ones on the shot glass are just genius!

  16. Rachel says:

    these are seriously adorable! look at those teeny glasses! eek! i need to make these!!

  17. Monica says:

    Sweet combination! Who doesn’t love everything in miniature and it’s perfect for a shower.

  18. Pam says:

    How cute, tasty, and fun!

  19. What a great way to celebrate the arrival of Lauren’s sweet baby! Now I am going to be thinking about these milkshakes all day. They look so good!

  20. So cute! I love the mini dessert ideas. Can’t wait to check out the other posts and I sure wish I had one of the milkshakes right about now!

  21. Megan says:

    Adorable! I’ll take the Kahlua version!

  22. Victoria says:

    These are absolutely precious! What a great idea, and I love the cute little glasses too. Perfect for a party 🙂

  23. lena says:

    how fun to have everything mini at the party and you are clever to come up with a beverage blend with mini cookies! sounds terrific!

  24. Love these mini milkshakes! Especially with the addition of Kahlua, yes please. 😉

  25. UN-REAL. I mean, I thought that milkshakes were pretty fab in general, and now you went and added cookies. Best celebration ever!

  26. These are SO cute. They would be perfect for a summer party.

  27. Damn delicious!!!
    my lil nieces and nephew gonna be going crazy once i made it for them…

  28. These cookies looks so delicious and cute!!!

  29. i could use like 3 of these! Milkshake at its best!

  30. Oh wow. This looks amazing! Love the mini cookies on the milkshakes. What a gorgeous touch!

  31. Yumm looks so so good!! Love this idea!

  32. Rachel Cooks says:

    Loving everything about these adorable milkshakes!

  33. Kathryn says:

    These are so cute! I love those little cookies and the sparkly blue rim to your cocktails. A perfect party treat!

  34. I am in LOVE with these cute little milkshakes!! What a fantastic idea, so creative!!

  35. Erica says:

    Wow! Those milkshakes look wonderful! What a great idea….thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  36. Odetta says:

    Omg I totally need these. They look so cute!

  37. Juliana says:

    Double yum! Both the milkshake and the chocolate chips cookies look fabulous…what a treat!
    Hope you are enjoying your week 😀

  38. Joanne says:

    Girl, we really need to milkshake together in real life one day because THESE. OMG.

  39. You know I love tiny adorable things! These milkshakes are perfection – with the mini cookies and chocolate syrup and kahlua!

  40. These are the most adorable mini shakes ever!

  41. How darling are THESE! I love them! Especially the cute cookies hanging off the side – now that is MY kind of milkshake 🙂

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