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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Horlicks cookies

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 Slight adaptation made by this baker.

(makes about 50  cookies)

180g butter, soften at room temperature
80g Horlicks
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.


  1. love Horlick!! And this cookies are bite size!!! Sure is finishing fast!! Yummy!! (;

  2. Horlicks are heaty but I love to eat horlicks sweet and I would say this Horlicks cookies are awesome to eat.

  3. Oh yeah, I have a can of hardened Horlicks, which is quite wasteful to discard.
    Maybe I should mill it with the flour to make this.

  4. I love horlicks! Going to have to give this one a try!!

    xx PC

  5. this is one good cookies recipe to try
    thks :)

  6. i love horlicks too!! gonna try this soon!

  7. Replies
    1. Hi Nyukshan,
      You do not need additional sugar for this recipe. Horlicks is quite sweet and with the added chocolate, the sweetness is just right. Happy baking!