Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Milo Doggies Cookies

When my friend told me she has experimented baking a Milo version of the Horlicks Doggies Cookies, I was real curious to know how the Milo ones would taste like.

Naturally, the first thing I did once I got back to my normal routine, was to bake a batch of these cute morsels. I followed the original recipe closely, the only change I made was to replace the horlicks with equal amount of Milo powder. The dough was as soft as the original recipe. I could shape the cookies easily, and was able to complete the batch at a much shorter time as compared to my first few attempts :)


Taste wise, the Milo cookies are equally crunchy as the horlicks version, in fact, I find them richer in taste. My boys were very eager to try them as I've used the new Koko Krunch duo for the ears.


This new range of Koko Krunch has got both dark chocolate (the usual ones) and white chocolate flavours in a pack. However, the effect was not very good for those doggies with white ears...they looked rather strange, don't you think so?



63 comments:

Mandy said...

they are all so adorable! Why they don't see the koko crunch in the US?! Actually I like the ones with white ears. They look so unusual!

Patricia Scarpin said...

These are so cute!
I've been meaning to make these cookies but we don't have Horlicks, here.

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Mandy, oh what a pity :(

Patricia, what about Milo, can you get it over there?

Anne said...

I love this cookies but yours came out just perfect :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

I was doing some research and I think I can replace it with Ovaltine. :)

Happy Homebaker said...

Patricia,
Oh yes, Ovaltine, its taste is almost similar to Milo. I can't wait to see your ovaltine doggies cookies!!

VB said...

Hello Happy Homebaker, may I just check with u regarding yr Durian Muffin recipe? See, I am really new to baking so I don't quite know many things : ( Do I need to use a cake mixer or is it all done by hand for this recipe of yours.....sorry if I am asking a stupid and obvious question but I am really dying to try it out coz I love durian anything and I hv not seen durian muffins on sale here in HK b4. Tks for yr help, VB

Happy Homebaker said...

hey vb, no worries! like you, I have a long list of stupid questions whenever I want to try something new ;)
For the durian recipe, you need not use a electric mixer...just a plastic spatula or a wooden spoon will do. The most important thing is not to overmix the batter. It should appear all lumpy and googy. Just need to stir still the flour disappears. Remember to scrap the bottom of the mixing bowl to check that the dry ingredients are all incorporated into the batter. You can read more about baking muffins here and here. Hope this helps :)
Have fun baking!

VB said...

Oh tks so much!!! I hv no cake mixer for now (shopping around but not sure what to buy coz I am uncertain abt buying an expensive one if my "passion" fades and if I buy a cheaper one, it may not work properly!), am registered for a couple of classes but not started yet, "studying" alot of baking theory on website to prepare myself (tks for the muffin website..it'll be very very helpful) so I can only bake stuffs that require no machinery (luckily I love muffins! Those sold tend to be abit too sweet for me)...u cannot imagine how happy I was when I saw yr durian (my all time love) and muffin and no machinery combination!!!!!!! Tks tks tks!!!!

Ellena Mummy said...

Hi... can i check with you where do you get that white chocolate Koko Krunch from? Cos ytd i went to NTUC and seee but then they don't have leh... :)

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Ellena, the white chocolate koko krunch comes together with the dark ones in the same pack. Look for the word Koko Krunch DUO on the packing. If not you can catch the TV ad over at Kids Central...this was how I got to know this new product :)

Ellena Mummy said...

oh i c... so it's 2IN1...two flavour in one pack.. ok ok.. i shall go take a look again later today.. :) Thanks alot for your infor.

Ellena Mummy said...

Hi homebaker, Ytd i went to NTUC and was trying to find the DUO koko krunch that u mention but i don't seems to see any... may i know where u gets your from? Or u do have a sample of the box to show me? Thanks... :)

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Ellena, you can take a look at the picture posted by this blogger here. I got it from Sheng Shiong supermart.

Ellena Mummy said...

THanks... i saw the adv on TODAY newsapaper.. hahaha.. thanks..

Sophia said...

love to try this cookie, horlick doggie crunch but how does the koko crunch looks like? I meant the bag so i can go looking for it in Canada as well. Cheers again for all the lovely goodies in your website.

Looking forward for more goodies to drool at ;)

Dizzy

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Sophia, you can take a look at the koko crunch packing from this website: http://www.nestle.com.my/nestle+in+your+life/our+Brands/Cereals/Children+Cereals/
hope you can get it in Canada =)

hana said...

i tried using your recipe
it resulted it was damn delicious and crispy
hehe thks for your recipe =P

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Hana, you like them too?! We must thank the originator of the recipe for coming up with this wonderful cookies :)

Anonymous said...

Hi!
I am enjoying your blogs! it impressed me a lot :) Your so talented!
I like baking too so your site is helping me :-)
Im gonna try the cute dog cookies with Oboy (we dont have milo or ovaltine even horlick) We dont have koko krunch too here, but we have the other which is similar so they would be just OK :D

Thanks alot for sharing recipes!!!

Shannon said...

Your recipes are awessome! I was thinking we could try coffee too? Then we have mocha doggies..!
Just a question, will it be alright to substitute the 25g milk powder with milk.. cuz this country doesn't sell milk less than 500 g!

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Shannon, I think you can try replacing the 25g of milk powder with equal amount of flour or coffee powder, or cocoa powder but not milk in liquid form.

Shannon said...

Awesome.. thanks for your reply! I went ahead to buy a kilo of milk powder after all (skimmed milk though).
I tried baking them today with ovaltine and they were awesome and cute! Everyone said it was bitter.. I replaced 2 tbsp of flour with corn flour cuz I didn't have cake flour.. hmm..
Apparently all my friends said it tasted bitter... wonder what went wrong? I placed more than 3 choc chips in them. And comments?

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Shannon, since there is no sugar used in this recipe, as such your friends (who may be used to having sweet cookies?) may find it bitter? and may be ovaltine tasted bitter without sugar? You may want to try with horlicks, as it is not sweet and yet not bitter. The corn flour helps to make the cookies crispy, so I don't think it is the cause of the bitterness. Hope this helps :)

Mabel said...

Hi!! Your milo/holicks doggie cookies are soooo cute! Was wondering if I could use fresh milk to replace the 25g milk powder or is using Anlene possible?

jenny said...

hello there. i would like to know, if i were to bake milo doggie cookies, do i still have to put in the milk powder? thanks :)

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi, for the milo version, I have added in the milk powder as well.

Tea N. Crumpet said...

Delicious! I will try these this weekend!

levynn said...

hi...
would like to know if there's any difference if i use self-raising flour instead of the top flour and corn flour? coz i have a big bag of it left over without knowing what else to do wif it...

thanks :)

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Levynn, self-raising flour has got baking powder in it. However, this recipe doesnt requires the use of baking powder. As such I won't recommend that you use it.

naangfaa said...

Hi!

I was bored one day and decided to bake MILO cookies (b4 I chanced upon ur blog for the proper recipe!).

the ingredients were:
plain flour
corn flour
Milo (more than the flour)
brown sugar
butter
(mix both flours n Milo, sugar then rub in butter)

baked it at 170 Deg C for 15mins..cookies turned out good but they were rock hard! why is that so??

I'm now using ur blog as a guide on my baking tryouts!thnx so much!!=)

pog said...

made this for my bf on mon.

i used cadbury drinking choc powder and my parents' anlene milk powder. works well...

i made bears, cats and lions too but the lion looked like a sunflower...

anw thanks for the great recipe...the cookies taste great!!!

FL Mom said...

I'm so bummed that we don't have Koko Crunch or anything that even has the same shape as Koko Crunch here in the US.

I must find some substitute for the ears!

Anonymous said...

HI..the Milo powder you use normal tin type or thos 3 in 1?

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Anonymous, I use the normal type of Milo powder, not those 3- in-1.

Anonymous said...

I think the doggies with white ears look really cute! i will try making these milo cookies as i dont have any horlicks.

Anonymous said...

Hi! My friend and I are thinking of baking this milo doggies (to make our friends go wow hahaha) for a picnic and we were wondering if we could replace the milk powder with milo powder just like replacing it with horlicks for the other recipe?

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi, although I have not tried omitting the milk powder, I think you can give it a try by replacing it with the milo powder. I hope it will not affect the texture too much, happy baking!

yingxuan29 said...

is it alright if i use plain flour? would there be any much difference?

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi yingxuan29, I am sorry I have not tried using plain flour. If you don't have cake flour, you can substitute it with a mixture of corn flour and plain flour. You can refer to the website: joyofbaking.com for the substitution.

Swee Cheng said...

Hi HHB,

I really love your blog, there's so many exciting recipe to try out and now I am addicted to baking.. haha

Can I check with you for this milo cookies, how come mine is so soft?
My dough was soft before I bake them.
I bake a tray of 24 pc at 150 degree for 30 mins. Do you know where did I go wrong?

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Swee Cheng, welcome to the baking club ;p

I am not sure what went wrong, the dough is suppose to be soft, but upon it should be cookie-like, not soft. I think you may have under-bake it. Is your oven temperature correct? Did you preheat your oven. I need to use an oven theremometer as my oven temperature is not stable. After placing the cake inside the oven, the temperature will drop by 20degC! As all oven works differently, you may need to test out to get a feel of how your oven works.

Swee Cheng said...

Hi HHB,

Thanks for your reply.
I guess I really have to get a oven thermometer :)

BTW, I tried your banana quickbread and that's my best work so far!! :)
Simple and easy & very delicious!!

Alicia said...

I think I am in love...with the cookie :) Thks for sharing such a lovely recipe, I had tried your recipe and it turned out quite well.

Anonymous said...

HI,

I am not able to find the recipe.
This is my 1st time to bake cookies...
Can tell me where can I get the recipe?

cheers...

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi, you can click on the words "Horlicks Doggies Cookies", 2nd line of this post and it will bring you to the recipe. Happy baking!

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Hmm This is my 1st time try to bake..it seem not really successful. I do not know why it does not become a dough. Can u help me?

and also the chips is it suppose to melt in the cookie while baking and where the sweetness come from?

Sad :(

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi, I am sorry to hear about the undesired outcome of your cookies:(
Since you didn't mention how you went about making it, I am not able to give any comments. Did you measure the flour amount correctly?

Yes, the chcocolate chips will melt after baking and give the cookies the sweetness.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I finally have the cookie bake. I think my mistake is is not putting water. I did not know need to put water to form the dough.

But I have a questions...
the cookie seem dry in the mouth..and cookie suppose to be softer in the insdie, right?

So how am I going to make the cookie softer in the inside? Is it I should put more water?

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi, there is no need to use water to form the dough. Just beat the butter and the milo/horlicks powder till the mixture becomes fluffy, then add in the flour mixture, beat and gather to form a dough.

Anonymous said...

hello. I have bake the cookies. however the taste very plain.
no milo taste at all and it's not sweet. isit possible to add sugar?

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi, I am sorry to hear that the cookies didn't turn out as what you have expected. I am not too sure about adding sugar, but you can probably give it a try.

Anonymous said...

Hi Happy Homebaker

Can i use coco powder for this cookies?

Judy

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Judy, as there is no sugar used, the cookies will taste bitter if you use cocoa powder instead.

Blessed Homemaker said...

My taste bud fails as when I make this with milo/horlicks, I couldn't tell any difference :P I'm not a fan of crunchy cookies that explains why I've not made these for years but since CNY is coming, I'm going to make these as give-aways :)

Anonymous said...

Hi HHB,
The cookies are absolutely cute. I tried, wouldn't say failed, but the cookies weren't crunchy like what most of you mentioned. My cookies texture were 'melt in the mouth' type. I used cake flour.My girl was excited upon looking at it, but ate the ear, and eyes, and the nose, and pass the cookie right back to me.... how sad :( -Julia-

Anonymous said...

hi Happy homebaker

I tried the milo version but it not happening..:(
cookies kind of tasteless (lack of milo)
and the ear + nose gone black when in oven..

pls help advise me on it :(

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Anonymous, there is no sugar used in the recipe, that is why you feel that the cookies taste blend. You can try using 3-in-1 milo powder instead.

Anonymous said...

Hi HHB,

1stly, thx for sharing so many wonderful recipes on your blog. I happened to chance upon it yesterday and spent the whole night reading & choosing which recipes to try..

Anyway, I decided to bake these cute cookies with my children today and not sure if I've done it correctly.. Have to admit though that the cookies was rather tasteless (no milo & sweetness) like most commented.

Do you melt the butter till liquid form? Cos my mixture (butter+milo) wasn't fluffy (more like watery). Also, is the dough dry & crumbly?

Next on my list is your Nutella swiss roll..hope it'll turn out great like urs :)

jas

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Jas, the butter is not in liquid form, did you melt/heat it into liquid form? You just need to bring it to room temperature (slightly soft and yet firm) and beat it with the horlicks/milo. The mixture shouldn't be watery. There is no sugar used in this recipe, so the cookies is not sweet. The dough should be soft and pliable. It is not dry.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad i chanced upon your site. These cookies r downright adorable.

All those cookies in cookbooks & online r usu from the States and r horribly sweet. I cant wait to try baking your cookies for my girls.

What is the difference between cake flour+ corn flour and all purpose or plain flour?

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Anonymous, you can check this site joyofbaking.com or baking911.com for info on the various types of flour.

Mike said...

These are the cutest cookies I've ever seen. They probably taste amazing too.