When I first came across these Horlicks Doggies Cookies, I simply knew I must bake them very soon! They are so cute! The original recipe was posted in AsiaOne. These cookies will be great as gifts for the coming Chinese New Year, so I tried making them with my 2 boys yesterday.
I did not show them any pictures on how the doggies would look like. I just told them to use the koko krunch for the ears, chocolate rice for the eyes and the chocolate chips for the noses. They came up with their own version of their doggies, for example, instead of having the eyes slanted (as done by other food bloggers), they made them straight, which I thought they look nicer. This gave the doggies an "innocent" look, while the slanted eyes made the doggies appeared a bit "sad". My younger boy made the ears "flying up" and for the noses, he placed the pointed end of the chocolate chips pointing outward, instead of the other way round. I thought their versions looked more like doggies while mine (which I followed how other food bloggers made them) looked more like koala bears.
The cookies are very crunchy. When the first tray was ready, my elder child ate 6 of them in a row! The father came along to join in the "feast" and half the tray was gone before the second tray was baked!
(makes about 48 cookies)
180g butter, soften at room temperature
80g Horlicks (original flavour)
200g top flour or cake flour
25g corn flour
25g milk powder
100g chocolate chips
some chocolate rice
some Koko Krunch
- Pre-heat oven to 140deg C. Line baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
- Sieve top flour, corn flour and milk powder.
- Cream butter and Horlicks for about three minutes at low speed. Do not overbeat.
- Put in top flour, cornflour and milk powder and beat for about one minute to form dough.
- Divide dough into 10g each. Put three chocolate chips into each piece of dough and roll into balls.
- Insert two pieces of Koko Krunch to form the 'ears', chocolate rice for the "eyes", and a chocolate chip in the centre for the 'nose'.
- Bake at 140 deg C for about 25 minutes. Depending on your oven, it may take another 5 to 10 minutes more for the cookies to be ready.
- Leave to cool on wire rack before storing in an airtight container.