"Mummy, we love you and we love your baking..." - love hearing these remarks too.
This fantastic cookie recipe originates from Pioneer Woman and in her post, she has suggested eating these cookies in a form of ice cream sandwich but we are loving these cookies simply on their own.
Although these cookies looks like some of the chocolate chip cookies that I have baked previously (please refer to my cookies recipes list), they can be quite different in term of their texture and taste. These freshly baked Horlicks (or any malted milk) containing cookies are crispy on their outside and chewy on their inside. When the cookies are completely cooled, they become more chewy with lots of milky taste... Simply delicious! This Pioneer Woman malted milk chocolate chip cookie recipe has been also baked by Phong Hong at this post and Diana at this post and they all like these cookies too.
To order to involve my boy for this bake, we were using our "piggy" spoon to mix the cookie dough. After the addition of malted milk, the mixing of this sticky cookie dough can be tedious and my boy had spilled a spoonful or two dough. He was actually very upset about it. Poor thing! Lucky that eating these freshly baked cookies had managed to cheer him and he actually ate five of these at one go!
"Mummy, I love you and I love your baking..." My heart melts hearing this...
Like the name of my blog, I like to bake for happy kids, happy faces and happy eating...
I hope that September 2013 has been a happy cooking/baking month for you and me. I must say that cooking and baking with the two "P"s, Pioneer Woman and Pandan are really great!!! For Cook like a Star (Pioneer Woman), we have more than 91 posts linking with us. For Little Thumbs Up (Pandan), we have more than 266 posts linking with Joceline at Butter. Flour and Me at this post.
I hope everyone especially Yen, Mich and Joceline is happy cooking and baking for these events!!!
However, is everyone really happy? Yes but no... Unfortunately, I have encountered incidents of one cyber-copycat and a group of cyber-bullies this month! I have discovered that a few of my pictures have been used illegally without my permission at a dishonorable website. Sadly, one of my friends has been attacked with malicious remarks via blogging.
Hey you... cyber-copycats and bullies! You know who you are!!! I'm NOT silly to direct any traffic to your websites... I believe in karma - "What goes around comes around..." You better be careful for what you did, wrote and said or else, karma will get you.
Yes to everyone that we should have our freedom to express our opinions and views but writing nasty things about innocent people like us is totally NOT COOLl ! Listen here! We are just a group of innocent common people who likes to blog about the food that we cook or baked for our families. We have not harm anyone with our blogs and opinions and please BACK OFF and keep your uncool remarks with you...
I urged everyone not to be afraid of these cyber-thugs! Be firm with your opinions. Boycott and spam these websites and DO NOT visit them. We should support each other and don't let these thugs destroy our blogs and happiness. Let's say NO to cyber-copycats and cyber-bullies!
Enough of venting off my steam? Ok, here are the cookies that made us happy...
|Fantastic malted milk chocolate chip cookies|
|... made with Horlicks for their extra chewy texture|
|Mixing the cookie dough using a spoon|
|Sifting in the flour and smelling the sweet batter...|
|Can't wait... Are these cookies ready?|
|Happy chomping this...|
|Happy chewing this...|
Here's the recipe from Pioneer Woman
(with my modification and notes in blue)
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 whole eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
(replace with baking powder)
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup (rounded) malted milk powder
(I added 45g of Horlicks for 1/2 amount of recipe)
1 bag (12 ounce) milk chocolate chips
(I added 150g dark chocolate chips for 1/2 amount of recipe)
Preheat oven to 375°F (or 170°C fan force).
Cream butter, then add both sugars and cream until fluffy. Add eggs and beat slightly, then add vanilla and beat until combined. Add malted milk powder and beat until combined.
Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter mixture, beating gently until just combined.
Add chocolate chips and stir in gently.
Drop by teaspoonfuls (or use a cookie scoop) and bake for 10-12 mins. Bake less if you want chewy cookies; more if you want crispy cookies.
Optional: Allow to cool completely, then use two cookies to make an ice cream sandwich. Add sprinkles to the sides of the ice cream, then wrap individually in plastic wrap. (I didn't do that as we are enjoying these on their own.)
Note: Using half of the recipe, I have baked 20 cookies at 170°C fan force for 12 mins. The cookies were crispy when they were freshly baked but became less crispy and more chewy when they were completely cooled. Both textures are fabulous for enjoyment.
This post is linked to Cook like a Star, organised by me, Bake for Happy Kids, Yen from Eat your heart out and Mich from Piece of Cake. Wanna cook or bake like Ree Drummond? To join, simply cook or bake any recipe from The Pioneer Woman or her cookbooks and link with us at this Zoe's, this Yen's or this Mich's post for the whole month of September 2013.
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Here are my blogging friends that have joined me cooking for this event. Please visit their blogs for more of their 5-stars cooking.