Monday, 2 December 2013

Oaty Malty Chocolaty Cookies


I am home sick today from the flu. It started with a mild sore throat on Saturday evening. Then yesterday morning, I woke up with a very sore throat and a bad headache. I was also feverish. The whole day, I felt drained, drowsy and tired. This morning it is the same. I would rather be well and at the office. There is a lot of work that needs to be cleared before the year end.



I baked these cookies on Saturday afternoon but could not put it up in time for the LTU-Oats event. But never mind, I can still share this cookie which is adapted from my previous bake, Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies. One ingredient leftover from that bake is ho, ho, ho, Horlicks. I want to use it up before it gets cakey and mouldy. That was what happened to a packet of flour I bought to bake bread. Yeah, me and my bread ambitions. That project never took off :(


Chinese New Year is coming and I am very sure the cookie baking frenzy would soon begin in earnest. What? You started already? I know the auntie who sells cookies near my office is already geared up to take orders. A few years back, I bought a few canisters of cookies from her and I was quite appalled by the prices. Every year, her prices go up and I believe next year would be no exception.



I still have half a bag of baby rolled oats and I decided to incorporate it into the cookies. I simply rolled the cookie dough into the oats to make a coating. The cookie dough is very soft and sticky and very ideal as the oats stuck to it very easily.



When the cookies were freshly baked, the oats were so crunchy and I really loved the crispiness. But when they cooled down, they became chewy as expected. But they still tasted good. I have one more portion of Horlicks and baby rolled oats left for another batch of these cookies. I'll keep that for Chinese New Year!



Oaty Malty Chocolaty Cookies

Ingredients
- 250g butter

- 75g Brown Sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 240g self-raising flour
- 80g Horlicks

- 1 cup Rice Krispies
- 200g semi-sweet chocolate chips

- Enough baby rolled oats to coat the cookies

Method :

1. Preheat oven to 160C.
2. Cream butter, then add sugar and cream until fluffy. Add eggs and beat, then add vanilla and beat until combined. Add Horlicks and beat until combined.
3. Add flour to the mixture and beat gently until just combined.
4. Add chocolate chips and Rice Krispies and stir in gently.
5. Drop by teaspoonfuls into rolled oats to coat. Place on a lined baking tray and use a fork to press the cookies dough slightly.

6. Bake for about 20 minutes.

40 comments:

  1. Perfect cookies for the coming CNY..

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    1. This is something which I would love to see in those CNY cookie jars, apart from the usual melt-in-the-mouth peanut cookies or pineapple tarts..

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    2. The picture of that cookie is so close-up, that I could "smell" it from here.. Serious, I kid you not.. I can really "smell" it from here..
      Can I omit the Horlicks?

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    3. Hah! Hah! Louiz, your nose got very good imagination :) You can omit Horlicks but you will miss out on the malty taste. Can also use Milo, Ovaltine or Vico if you have these at home.

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  2. Ha... Nice oaty malty.... I hv no Ho ho Ho horlicks here but I will use the Ovaltine malt powder and try it out....

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    1. Victoria, Ovaltine would taste really good too.

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  3. oww, i think i'm gonna making this for sunday school next week,
    the children must be crazy about it!
    great invention cookies!

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    1. Hi Dentist! Yeah, kids would love these. Very nice taste of malt and chocolate and healthy oats.

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  4. Hehe ho ho ho Horlicks.. that's how we say it in our house too! These looks really delicious, hope u r feeling better too !

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    1. I am a bit better, thanks Yen! I still remember the ho, ho, ho, Horlicks ad on TV when I was a kid :)

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  5. Yummmm!!!! That looks sooo good! Can rival any from the shops. Love oats and love Horlicks too!

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    1. Thanks, Arthur! I am going to bake some more soon :)

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    2. And I sambung ...poslaju jamin sampai esok * wink wink*

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  6. Wish you get well soon! Let's exchange our cookies this time, i made cashew nut crunch on saturday as well and quickly post it to LTU. I have some leftover horlicks and oat flakes too, may be i can bake this for cny later! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks, Jozelyn! Oh, I would love to have your cashew nut crunch! Just the name already sounds delicious :)

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  7. Your cookies are packed with wonderful flavours, I especially like the addition of Horlicks in it. Look beautiful too!

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    1. Thanks, Veronica! I never had Horlicks until I tried them in cookies.

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  8. Phong Hong, sick also misses blogging, see how much we have addicted to blogging, hehehe! Not just CNY, X'mas will also see many cookies around, yeah~ Love your combination of the oats, chocolate & horlicks. When I order horlicks from kopitiam, like to say, horlicks ice with less sugar please!

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    1. Hee..hee...Jessie, you are right. Sick also cannot miss blogging, addicted! I never drank Horlicks before and only got to taste it in cookies. And I find that it is sweet and definitely you would want to drink with less sugar.

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  9. your cookie looks so crispy and crunchy if I continue on eating lots of cookies I will look like one big fat and round!!

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    1. Hah! Hah! Hah! Will become fatty, roundy auntie :D

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  10. I love the taste of horlicks and I am sure I would love the taste of these cookies.

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    1. Mich, I never realised that Horlicks tasted so good until now!

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  11. So many "..ty" n I bet it's much more healthy too. Less sugar n no preservertives

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    1. Yeah, but if eat too much can become fatty :D

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  12. Love this...Those cookies are pure temptation!
    Perfectly golden brown and crunchy,I wish I could have one right now with my cup of coffee :)
    School Cookie Cutters

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    1. Thank you, Aleesha! Do bake some :)

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  13. These cookies look great...I love that you coated with oatmeal...and the malty inside just sounds delicious.
    Have a fabulous week :D

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    1. Thank you, Juliana! Hope you bake some too!

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  14. Poor Phong Hong! Hope that you are ok now. I can still link your oaty post with LTU for you. Please leave a comment with me if you wish :D

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    1. Hi Phong Hong,

      I have linked up this post with Viv's LTU. Cheers!

      Zoe

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    2. Hi Zoe! Thanks for the link up. Appreciate it very much and I am feeling lots better now!

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  15. Oh no, I hope you recover from the flu soon. This cookie looks delicious and very suitable for CNY! I can't blame the lady for increasing the price though because making CNY cookie is a tedious job!

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    1. I am still recovering but feeling a lot better, thanks! I do agree, cookie baking is labour intensive.

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  16. Hi, Phong Hong! I did not know you had he flu! Glad you are recovering from it...must say; no fun!
    The cookies from the Pioneer Women's recipe are awesome, and super yummy! Thanks for sharing, and do feel better! xoxo

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    1. Hi Elisabeth! I am almost recovered now. You are right, it is no fun. I would rather be well and up and about in the office rather than being sick at home. I am now in love with baking cookies though it is time consuming. Always happy to share!

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  17. i am already seeing some shops selling cny cookies here and people already buying! i hope by now you are feeling much much better!

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    1. Thanks, Lena! I am feeling a lot better now. There are so many varieties of cookies to choose from and the cookies sellers are doing roaring business!

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  18. Phong Hong, Phong Hong,
    Hope you are feeling much much much better by now.
    Horlick cookies... Packed with baby rolled oats .. I love it!
    mui

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    1. mui mui, thank you, I am recovered already! Happy that you love my cookies!

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