Tuesday, February 15, 2011
my baking diary #20 horlicks doggies
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
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)
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