Monday, September 14, 2015

Milo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you like malted milk like Milo, Ovaltine and Horlicks?

Yes!!! I'm a big fan of Milo and Horlicks and adore their sweet smelling and sticky malty taste.

Do you have malted milk like Milo, Ovaltine and Horlicks everyday?

Errrr... Not really!!!???

My son and I like malted drinks but we don't consume them everyday. We usually consume these drinks depending on our moods and seasons as we prefer these drinks in the form of ice blended drinks during summer. Regardless of all seasons, I love to use malted milk for my baking and really like these malted milk bakes (Milo cupcakes, Milo Crumbs Chocolate Cake, Sticky Milo Cake and Horlicks Chocolate Chip Cookies) that I have baked. All are sticky, malty and pretty unforgettable!

Are Milo, Ovaltine and Horlicks the same? Kind of. My answer is both yes and no...

Obviously, Milo and Ovaltine contains cocoa and Horlicks does not. No because marketing strategy wise, they appear to be very different... Milo looks kind of energetic and sporty! Ovaltine appears to a British old time favourite or the relaxing café drink. For Horlicks, it claims that it can give you a good night sleep... Zzzzz So, apparently they are not the same!!!

Despite all the differences, I can see a common thing in them and it is that they are all malted drinks and can be substituted with each other in most baking recipes.

Thanks to Hummingbird High! Now, I know that I can bake these Milo chocolate chip cookies using the same recipe that I baked Horlicks chocolate chip cookies and this recipe originates from Pioneer Woman and can be found in Food Network too.

Like the Horlicks one that I have baked before, these freshly baked Milo cookies are crispy on their outside and chewy on their inside. When the cookies are completely cooled, they become more chewy with milky Milo taste. I have baked these cookies with Callebaut dark chocolate callets plus with and without white chocolate chips and my son said the ones with both are the best!

milo chocolate chip cookies
Milo chocolate chip cookies
You can use either Milo or Horlicks or Ovaltine to bake these cookies. 
Baking these cookies is easy. You can either use an electric mixer or a wooden spoon to mix the dough.
Sieving helps to aerate and combine the dry ingredients.
Stir in the chocolate chips or callets
These freshly baked cookies are crispy on their outside and chewy on their inside.
When the cookies are completely cooled, they become more chewy with milky Milo taste
My son said that the addition of white chocolate chip compliment the Milo cookies better.
I don't have to drink Milo everyday...
... but it will be nice if I can eat at least one of these yummy Milo cookies everyday :p

Here's the recipe that is mostly adapted from here, here, here and here.

Make 24 cookies
125g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
100g (1/2 cup) light brown sugar
50g (1/4 cup) caster sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/2 tsp vanilla paste
1 cup (150g) all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
25g (1/4 cup) malted milk powder (Horlicks or Milo or Ovaltine)
180g dark chocolate chips or white chocolate chips or Callebaut dark chocolate callets with 70% cocoa or both
Line baking trays with baking paper.

Preheat oven to 375°F / 170°C.

Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachement or a wooden spoon, cream butter, then add both sugars and cream until fluffy. Add eggs and beat slightly, then add vanilla and beat until combined.

Sift together flour, baking powder, malted milk powder and salt. Do not discard the larger bits of Milo that are trapped in the sieve and add the bits back to the flour mixture. Add to butter mixture, beating gently until just combined.

Add chocolate chips and stir in gently.

Drop tablespoonful (or use a cookie scoop) of cookie dough on the prepared tray with about 3 inches (10 cm) apart from each scoop and bake for 10-12 mins. Bake less if you want chewy cookies; more if you want crispy cookies. Baking for 8 min will produce cookies with gooey center and baking for 12 mins will produce firmer cookies 

Happy Baking
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This post is also linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Doreen from my little favourite DIY and me, Bake for Happy Kids, hosted by us too at this post.


  1. I can eat lots of this cookies! So chocolaty!

  2. I definitely like this aromatic cookies, sure can have 5 in a go :)

  3. Yep, me !! U drink Milo everyday.. Sometimes two times a day! But Horlicks is a bit expensive, so I seldom drink it.. I only order it in coffeeshop or mamak stalls, hehe.. Am bookmarking this recipe, already snapshot in my handphone.. Looks simple to make.. And yummy as always, anything with chocolate chips, sure looks yummy+ooey+gooey+chewy = Heaven :)

  4. Hi Zoe,
    These Milo cookies with added white and dark chocolate chips definitely look and taste great ! Bookmark it !

  5. I love Horlicks! I always have a bottle handy and just like you, drink it when I am in a mood to have it in my cup. Ovaltine is a one-off, when I miss my childhood, I go pick up a small bottle... Hehe... Not much of Milo fan though... Those cookies just look so tempting... Wow! Adding this to my long list of bookmarks... :)

  6. Yes! I have a hot cup of chocolate malt drink almost every day! Zoe, these cookies look heavenly. I will make this one day because I'm crazy for chocolate chip cookies! ^.^

  7. Thanks for dropping by my blog Zoe! Rest assured, there's no way I blog while actually on holiday, all of my bali holiday posts are based on my the trip I took back in April which I mention on some of the posts but not all. I'm always surprised that lots of people think I'm blogging while on holiday!! No way! I don't have time to waste on holiday like that so most of my posts are all written way in advanced! Anyway, you must go if you haven't already or if you haven't been to the beach in a while! If you're not a beach/outdoor sports person definitely book something inland like in Ubud and maybe rent a driver to bring you around to visit places...also consider booking tours/trips with local companies like for snorkeling/cycling/hiking! I've been a milo girl since I was young, I actually don't mind ovaltine at all but for both I need A LOT of sugar, I'm not a fan of the original flavor of milo without extra sugar...too light! Although it'd be healthier without the added sugar but I don't make sugary milo too often :p

    1. Hi Sharlynn,

      Thanks for sharing all the Bali travelling tips with me. We will probably do a more relaxing resort kind of holidays... like siting around and doing nothing :p

      I like Milo and like it with or without sugar :D And of course the health freak me prefer the ones with no sugar :p


  8. Delicious chocolate chip cookies ....... love to munch this at any time..... :)

  9. Oh yes, I remember these cookies, Zoe! I enjoyed them very much and I was also thinking of baking this Milo version too. But I have been so busy lately and even run out of posts sometimes :D

  10. hi Zoe. I love Milo and Horlicks too! I used to consume Milo everyday during my 1st pregnancy. Now I am drinking it whenever I feel like it. :)
    Love your Milo cookies, esp when you've added the choc chips. yumm!!

  11. Hey, I baked them and the cookies are pretty awesome. I freaking love them. Thanks for sharing the recipe. 100% recommended if you love chewy sweet crunchy cookies.