Friday, 31 August 2007

Animal Fun


Yesterday after school, I helped my two boys made a batch of these horlicks cookies to be given away as Teachers' Day gifts. How time flies, I could still remembered the same time last year, we made M & M chocolate chips cookies for their teachers, and we made it with a pack of ready-mix!! I'm glad to say that after accumulating a year of baking experience, the three of us can now churn out something more presentable and tasty from scratch ;)

Instead of using Koko Krunch, this time round, we used some Cookie Crisp cereals (the same range of kid's cereals as koko krunch) for the ears. By the way, my younger boy will always check up the cereals shelf whenever we visit the supermarkets. He's not interested in eating the cereals, rather, he just want the little toys that come with the packages. So, I always ended up having different boxes of unopened cereals in my kitchen!

My elder boy made this little piggy. The chocolate chips on the cookie crisps cereals are just perfect for the piggy's nose.


and I made this...it looks more like a bear with the cookie crisps ears.


My younger boy's favourite...he likes to make the doggy/bear(or whatever it is) that comes with a pair of flying ears! He calls this his aeroplane doggy.


another of his creation...and he declared that it's his little mouse...

I had a good time making these cute little morsels, and we were able to get it all done (exclude baking time) all under an hour :)

32 comments:

  1. I'm going to make these next week =) Thank you for posting the recipe and lovely photos!
    I wont be able to find Horlicks, but I'm thinking that milo would be very similar??
    Also I think I'm going to have a problem finding ear-like cookies (or cereal)...hmm... But I *love* these so much, I'll do my best to come up with some ideas!

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  2. Wow..these are so cute.... i bet the teachers will love them :)

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  3. Hi Rei Rei, you can use milo instead of horlicks,I have tried using milo to made these cookies. The cookies are actually very tasty...I prefer those made using horlicks though.

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  4. Hi
    Your animal cookies look so adorable. They really put a smile on my face. Will keep the idea in mind for next year's teachers' day.
    I thought one of the doggy (the one with the flying years) actually look like a monkey LOL

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  5. They are so adorable!

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  6. These are so adorable!

    How nice to know you are celebrating teacher's day, we celebrate it here in Oct, 15.

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  7. Hi, That pretty had been, I imagine the happiness of all together, preparing these biscuits one funnier than the other:). Until more.

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  8. Anh, Ellena, Anne, thanks!

    Chawanmushi, you are not the only who thinks it looks like a monkey ;)

    Hi Pat, we celebrate Teachers' Day on the 1 Sept here.

    Dinha dear, yes it was really fun, especially when all the cookies were baked, I noticed that there were no identical ones...each of them have it's own unique look and expression =)

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  9. when i first found your blog, i found the link on flicker when i was doing a search for cookies. and it was your horlick cookies that i saw. those are just absolutely adorable!! i am sad because i don't know where to find the koko crunch or chocolate rice. atleast we have cookie crisp here in california and those look good too. anyway, thank you again for posting all your baking creations! i just love seeing what you'll make next.

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  10. hi maybe strawberry, I'm sorry to hear that you are not able to get those koko crunch...but I hope you will be able to find chocolate rice as it is very readily available here. We can get it in supermarkets, we don't even have to go to baking supply stores to get it. and thanks for your lovely comments :)

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  11. They're adorable!!! =D

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  12. Aww.. these are so cute!! Actually I've been wanting to make these for a long time but couldn't find koko crunch anywhere. Thanks for a great idea on using cookie crisp!! :)My gal would love these.

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  13. Hi Happy Homebaking,

    I am one of your frequent blog readers. Recently I attempted your basic sponge cake recipe as my base for birthday cakes. However, I find that such genoise sponge tends to get very dry and hardens after i put in the fridge. Is this suppose to be like this or have i gone wrong somewhere?

    I actually prefer the texture of chiffon cakes but always no success with it. I love all your bakes..so nice..:)

    Hope to hear from you soon. Happy Baking!

    regards

    Aimei

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  14. Your cookies are adorable!!!

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  15. Hi Aimei, thanks! I'm glad to hear that you like my bakes :)
    Normally for the genoise (sponge) cake, to ensure a very moist texture, most recipes will recommend brushing the sponge layers with syrup before spreading the cream and filling. You will also have to cover the sponge cake when you leave it in the fridge. The sponge will get dry over night. The reason is, only very little amount of oil/butter is used for this kind of sponge, the cake will not remain moist if you don't cover it. I like chiffon cake too, but I have yet to try making it. Will probably try it after I get a chiffon cake pan :)

    hi Teesa, thanks for visiting =)

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  16. Adorable! You and your boys make such cute treats.

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  17. happy homebaker, can you tell me what chocolate rice is anyway? is it like a chocolate candy shaped in the form of rice? what is it normally used for? there are some asian stores here that i will visit, maybe i'll find them there.

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  18. Hi Lynn, thanks!

    Hi maybe strawberry, oh I think it's the term that I used that has caused you the confusion, sorry about it...chocolate rice are actually chocolate sprinkles (see photo on the left of this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprinkles). I think you should be able to get it easily from supermarket's baking shelves.

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  19. OOHHHH ok!!!! thank you. i was really bummed out that we didn't have "Chocolate rice" but i am so glad to know they are just sprinkles. i should have known from the pictures what they were.

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  20. Hi, I'm VB's friend too. That lovely HK lady pointed me towards your blog, and i must say i love it (i love cakes, not so much on baking, but eating...i can only bake 1 type of cake and VB knows....haha)

    These cookis are simply adorable

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  21. Hi!

    I tried baking these today, followed the ingredients closely. but my cookie dough turns out too dry, i can hardly roll them into a ball, gotta press them with my fingers to get them stick together, and I can't 'Stick" those ears into them, cos it cracks the face... why huh? :(

    And hor, after baking, the inside of the cookies are still soft... correct or not?

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  22. Hi Suzie, thanks for visiting :) I saw your cakes from your blog, and I must say they look good!!

    Ning's Mummy, after u add in the flour, you should be able to form a very soft dough by hand. Did you measure the ingredients correctly? The dough is not suppose to be hard at all. Or did you over mix after the flour is added? You will only need to beat it for a very short time, stop the mixer and mix by hand to form a soft dough. You should be able to shape it into small balls easily. After baking, the inside of the cookies should not be soft, they should be dry and crunchy. I believe it was under baked that's why the centre was soft. Let me know if you have any other questions on this.

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  23. Thanks for your advise.

    Now i feel so bad for making my friends and hubby and maid eat up my uncooked ones..hehe.. will make up to them with the cooked ones soon.

    Tks!

    Rgds,
    Suzanne

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  24. Suzanne, u don't have to feel bad, it's the thoughts that counts. I also feed my kids with sub-standard meals, lolz!

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  25. Hi HHB, I have been visiting your blog regularly but have not commented because I'm not much a baker myself, just someone who loves food blogs. I followed your recipe er, not too closely, but cookies turned out delicious and my 2 boys had fun! You are one talented baker, thanks for sharing.

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  26. Hi Kwaitheng, glad to hear that your kids like the cookies, and it always fun to be able to make them with your kids :)

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  27. Hi HHB,
    I've bought all the ingredients in preparation to try this recipe, but we don't have KoKo crunch here, so I bought some Milo cereal. is that similar to kokocrunch? would it be alright to substitute it for that? the only thing is that the milo cereal is pretty crunchy/hard on its own, so i am a bit concerned that it might turn out even harder after baking?

    please let me know what you think, and what you would do

    thanks!

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  28. Hi Jo, I did a search and found an image of Milo cereal :) It looks almost like Koko Crunch, which are also very crunchy. However, the texture remains the same after baking. Do note that you will have to keep these cookies in air-tight containers right away, once they are cool to the tough, otherwise the koko crunch (or your milo cereal) will loose it's crisp. In order not to waste your time and effort, you can actually try baking some milo cereals in the oven to test (without the cookie dough). If the texture remains alright, you can give these cookies a go! Do drop me a note after you have tried it :)

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  29. Man! It's so cuteee :D
    Would try it sometime. :)

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  30. hi ! sorry i dont see the animal cookie recipe, care to share? thanks!

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  31. Hi luvablekids, please refer to the first sentence of this post, the link for the recipe is under the words "horlicks cookies".

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