Tuesday, February 15, 2011

my baking diary #20 horlicks doggies

this is not my first attempt on horlicks doggies... guess largely due to the cute appearance and a not so sweet taste (to some kids its totally not sweet!), it appeal to adults! yes, adults! D tried baking once, and told me her colleagues like it, but not her 2 boys coz its not sweet! My colleague, P, who is a dog lover, just refuses to try this cookie!

sis requested for these cookies for XH's 1st b'day party favour in Jan, and guess i will be making it again for YX's 3rd bday in march...

this batch is for XN, sis's colleague's daughter who is turning 3 this coming Friday... after she got a pack of the cookies from XH's bday, she asked me to quote her for some order... i find it kinda hard to put a price to it... i mean, ok, i can calculate the cost of ingredients, packaging etc... but how about the time i spent in baking these? i am actually planning to turn entrepreneur with this by taking in some small orders for party favours, agar agar etc, so one of these days, i gotta sit down and really think how i should price my bakes and all!

Horlicks Doggies (recipe from Happy Home Baking)

180gms butter, soften
80gms Horlicks
200gms top flour or cake flour
25gms corn flour
20gms milk powder (i omit this and add on 20gms of Horlicks instead)
Chocolate Chips (i used Hershey's semi-sweet mini choc chips)
Chocolate Rice
Koko Crunch

1. Preheat oven to 140C. Line baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
2. Sieve top flour, corn flour and milk powder (if you are using it)
3. Cream butter and Horlicks for about 3 minutes at low speed. Do not overbeat.
4. Mix in the flour mixture and beat for 1 minute to form dough
5. Divide dough into 10gms each (i used a 1/2 teaspoon to measure instead). Put 3 chocolate chips into each piece of dough and roll into balls (i put 5 chocolate chips coz mine is mini and semi-sweet)
6. Place Koko Crunch as ears, chocolate rice as the eyes and a chocolate chip as the nose
7. Bake at 140C for about 20 - 25 mins depending on your oven (mine took about 20 mins)
8. Leave to cool before storing

Other then Horlicks, i have tried doing a batch using Milo, which were equally nice... Instead of using Koko Crunch for the ears, for a contrast in colour, you can use the Koko Crunch Duo which comes in white and milk chocolate... Alternatively, you can also use other cereals like Cookie Crisps for the ears, which gives a bear outlook...

If you prefer cookies with more buttery taste like Dear, you can increase the amount of butter used. But the dough will  be much softer to handle... You can chill them for a while for easier handling... Also, it tend to spread more if you use more butter, so do take note to spread them out on the baking paper...

these were my sweet surprises yesterday...
a bouquet of roses that was delivered to the office... and a watch in the evening... thanks Dear...
Love ya <3


  1. I saw many bloggers made this horlick doggies last year and the doggies cookie looks so cute. Will definitely try this for sure.

  2. Very beautifully done!! and beautiful gifts!

  3. Cute doggies! Aww, your bf is very sweet to you! ;)

  4. I will love to eat these cookies even though I am a dog lover. Because they are so appealing and cute ! ^-^

  5. Thanks Jasmine!! Totally cute right? A friend was saying people now eat with their eyes!! I can't resist cute stuff too, but i just can't bear eating them!

    Ann, think the craze for these cute cookies are over... but then, i started late, hence why i am only doing these like late last year!

    Jess, Cathy... Thanks :) well, there are times when he is not that sweet lah... but v-day is exceptionally sweet... haha

    Joyce, my colleague refuses to eat coz she feels like she is eating her doggies! I made some kitties before... just cut the 'ears' into half and stick them on the top of the head instead of the side! and add in some whiskers at the side... this is an alternative if you dun want to eat doggies... hahaha

  6. Hi

    I made these lovely cookies too..... they are just so adorable...