Chewy Chocolate and Horlicks cookies
So, lately I’ve been really enjoying baking (and eating) biscuits. There seems to be nothing better than a cup of tea and a sweet biscuit or, in this case, a chewy cookie. I’ve been thinking about baking something with Horlicks for a while now. I love a nice milky Horlicks before bed and it’s such a great malty taste that I thought it would be great combined with a sweet treat. And boy did it turn out well when I decided to bake it into cookies! I tend to judge how good things are by how quickly they are eaten by my boyfriend and let me tell you, he scoffed these down, hardly taking a breath between them!
I really want to share this with you – it’s yummy and simple enough to get the kids in to help too.
You Will Need:
125g Unsalted Butter
100g Light Brown Muscavado Sugar
1 Egg Lightly beaten
100g Plain Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
75g Plain or Milk Chocolate (you can use chips or chop up a chocolate bar-I did the latter)
First thing to do is pre-heat your oven to 180C so it’s up to temperature for when you want to use it. Beat the butter until its nice and soft then add the sugar and beat that in too until you have a nice creamy consistency.
Slowly add the egg, beating well between each addition (if you’re using a mixer just keep it going ad slowly pour the egg in). It may look curdled but fear not! Add the flour, Horlicks and baking powder into the bowl and mix it in until it’s well combined.
Add your chocolate to this and mix until it is evenly distributed. The mix will be quite sticky and not smooth so don’t expect it to form a smooth lump of dough like biscuit dough – this is a cookie after all!
Use a teaspoon to scoop up little mounds of dough and, with lightly floured hands, roll them into balls and then flatten these slightly on to the baking trays. Keep them fairly thick and make sure they are well spaced because the dough is going to spread a lot! Pop them in the fridge for five minutes if its particularly hot and then into the oven!
Bake them for about 8 minutes, the time will vary depending on how big the mounds of dough you made were. They are done when they’ve gone golden brown and are darker round the edges. When you take them out of the oven, let them cool on the tray until they have firmed up – they will be super soft and gooey straight from the oven. Once they are firm enough to keep their shape then transfer them to wire rack to finish cooling off (however, if you have one now you whilst the chocolate is still all melty you will REALLY enjoy it).
That’s it! Nice and simple. These cookies are quite thin and really chewy and are great enjoyed with a cup of tea, or Horlicks! I think they will also be great with ice cream, I haven’t tried it yet but I reckon it’s going to be a great pairing. I do hope you try this recipe out because it really is a lovely little treat and so simple and quick to make – there’s really no excuse not to!