|Addictive sandy cookies. Beware of over indulging !|
I used to consume Horlicks, lots of it, as a before/after school drink and recess snack in the form of Horlicks tablets. And when deprived of Horlicks tablets, I would simply spoon the powder into my mouth to feed my addiction. My mum saw with horror the self indulgence and thereafter put me into cold turkey treatment. I did not see a single can of Horlicks in my home until many years later.
Now that I am boss of my own household ( actually hubby is boss of major issues , I'm boss of minor problems. Since nothing much happens at home, I'm mostly boss .. ), I am back with more creative ways to consume this beverage. Good thing I chanced upon this recipe at this blogger's archive , which is reliable and tested ) and happily reproduced it without the bells and whistles . Needless to say, down the food chain, I made many people happy and instant Horlicks fans !
Recipe from happyhomebaking.blogspot.com. Slight adaptation made by this baker.
(makes about 50 cookies)
180g butter, soften at room temperature
210g cake flour
25g corn flour
25g milk powder
50 chocolate buttons
Pre-heat oven to 140deg C. Line baking tray with greased paper . Set aside.
Combine and sieve cake flour, corn flour and milk powder. Set aside.
Cream butter and Horlicks until mixture is just combined.
Add dry ingredients . Mix to form dough. You may need to manually knead to form a dough ball.
Using a 1/2 Tsp measuring spoon as mould, fill it with dough and push a chocolate button into the dough. Seal and knock out the cookie. It yields about 10g of dough excluding the chocolate button. ( needless to say, my choc buttons were generous in size )
Bake at 140 deg C for about 25 minutes. The cookie should be slightly tanned but not brown.
Cool cookies thoroughly before storing.