Sunday, November 1, 2009

Horlick Doggies Cookies

Doggies, doggies, and more doggies........that's the topic that is hot in the house recently since Preston (my new Lab puppy, for those of you who doesn't know) is here. The kids just can't stop talking about dogs, watching dogs related movies (like 'hotel for Dogs', 'Space Buddies', 'Beethoven II', 'Beverly Hills Chihuahuas' and gosh......countless) and hey, they even asked me to bake dog cookies too......LOL
It came as a coincident too that the other day when I was busy surfing the internet, I opened up a few tabs and browse around looking for something interesting among my few favourite food bloggers. Hey, something caught my eye and I browse back and saw this "Horlicks Doggies Cookies" made by Happy Home Baking. It looks so cute and adorable and I called Angelica to come and have a look, and she was beaming with joy, asking me to make these immediately.
OK, I promised her that i will if I can get all the required ingredients in the house.......well, God forbids, I do have everything. She told me she would help me out in the assembling of the ears and nose of the doggies. Ian came in and offered to help in assembling the eyes three pairs of hands are always better than one ^-^  So, my job is to roll out the dough into small balls for them to do the assembling. Hey, Mummies out there, if you would like to do some fun things with the kids, maybe you can try this cookie recipe and let your kids join in the fun.......some quality and fun bonding time ;)

                                  The doggies in the hot oven...

(makes about 48-50 cookies)
180gm butter, soften at room temperature
80gm Horlicks (original flavour)
200gm flour
25gm cornflour
25gm milk powder

100gm Chocolate chips

For the Doggies
some chocolate chips for the nose
some chocolate rice for the eyes
some Coco Crunch  for the ears

  1. Pre-heat oven to 140~C, line  1- 2 baking trays with baking paper/ parchment papers and set aside.
  2. Sieve flour, cornflour and milk powder together, set aside.
  3. Cream butter and Horlicks for about 3 minutes at low speed. Do not overbeat.
  4. Put in flour, cornflour and milk powder and beat for about 1 minute to form a dough.
  5. Divide the dough into 10gm each. Flatten each of the ball on your palm and wrap 3 chocolate chips into each of the dough and wrap it up and roll it back to a ball.
  6. Insert 2 pieces of Coco Crunch to form the 'ears'; 2 pieces of chocolate rice for the 'eyes' and a chocolate chip (the tip of the chocolate chip is used to poke into the ball)  in the centre for the 'nose'.
  7. Bake at 140~C for about 25- 30 minutes, depending on individual oven.
  8. Leave the cookies on the tray to be cool on the wire rack before storing  them in an airtight container.
Tips: If the cookies becomes soggy after a few days, toss them back into the oven on a tray, bake at low heat (150-160~C)  for about 5-7 minutes to get them crunchy again ;)

Happy Doggie Cookies Baking !

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