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|
|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
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.