Horlicks Doggie Cookies

I found this Horlicks Doggie Cookies recipe long ago. I didn’t bake it until recently. First time, it wasn’t really successful. Sigh! Very seldom Yannie is successful in her first attempt, why ? Oh! Why? These pictures were all taken at my second attempt.

I like this batch of Horlicks Doggie Cookies, as they were cute, lovely and yummy. April wrapped some and gave it to her baby sitter, and I also gave some to my gym buddies.

I would love to bake this again, may be on Christmas, or may be on Chinese New Year. Love this recipe as there is no added sugar, the sweetness is from Horlicks, Coco Crunch and Chocolate Chips.

In fact, I was the one preparing everything, the girls were just helping to stick ears, noses and mouth on the doggies.

Baking something nice together with the girls is a great bonding moment.

Horlicks Doggie CookiesIngredients:(makes about 48 cookies)
180g butter, soften at room temperature80g Horlicks (original flavour)200g top flour or cake flour25g corn flour25g milk powder100g chocolate chipssome chocolate ricesome Koko Krunch
  1. Pre-heat oven to 140deg C. Line baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
  2. Sieve top flour, corn flour and milk powder.
  3. Cream butter and Horlicks for about three minutes at low speed. Do not overbeat.
  4. Put in top flour, cornflour and milk powder and beat for about one minute to form dough.
  5. Divide dough into 10g each. Put three chocolate chips into each piece of dough and roll into balls.
  6. Insert two pieces of Koko Krunch to form the 'ears', chocolate rice for the "eyes", and a chocolate chip in the centre for the 'nose'.
  7. Bake at 140 deg C for about 25 minutes. Depending on your oven, it may take another 5 to 10 minutes more for the cookies to be ready.
  8. Leave to cool on wire rack before storing in an airtight container.
Why don't you bake on this Raya festive?
Here I wish all my Muslim friends "Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri", and all non Muslim friends "Happy Holidays". 
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Why I say so?

I am a proud wife.

12 years ago, when we were still in boy-friend and girl- friend’s relationship, he had done many things that touched my heart.

After getting married, after I had conceived and after I had given birth to 2 daughters, he still did many things that could make me feel loved.

Many times, he made me feel so blessed being his wife. Let me just pen down one of them which happened not too long ago.

My ten years old (standard 4), April was given an assignment of the “Rekabentuk dan Teknologi” subject. The assignment was to make a basket by using newspaper that was folded into long strip. Her papa spent an evening to fold many newspaper strips.

I felt guilty for not helping any. Therefore, I offered to help her to weave the basket.

We had to follow the technique “Anyaman”. I skipped my run in the gym to work on this assignment together with April. We ended up not so happy that evening, because the basket that I made having too many holes and out of shape. I was too shy to take picture of the “Anyaman” basket, as it was actually a total disaster, I reckoned.

Bad mummy still forced April to bring it to school and close the assignment regardless of the poor mark that she might get.

Then, when I happened to see the “Anyaman” basket that her friend brought to school, I felt terribly bad and decided to redo one before the closing date of the assignment.

I told my husband about the plan that I was going to redo another basket for April during our pillow talk. Lol!

On the next day, apparently was my husband’s off day, I came back from work. April ran to me happily. She said to me that her papa had spent one whole afternoon making one new basket for her, and this one was in great shape and no hole in between the newspaper strips.

I was amazed by his hard work and great effort in making this not-so-easy “Anyaman” project a successful. At the same time, I felt so lucky for having him as my children’s dad.

He completes for my incompetency.

That is why I say so.

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A proud wife

We were celebrating our 12th Wedding Anniversary in May this year. I ordered “盆菜” from Flemington Hotel and jelly cake from my friend. Both are yummy!
For the past 12 years, I never have a single day regretting for marrying my husband. He is a wonderful husband to me and the best dad to my two daughters. Because of marrying him, I again have two supportive mother and father. They are my parents in law, they love me as much as my two late parents. 

Needless to say, now we have our most precious princesses April and May.  I just hope they will build a strong sisterhood as what they have seen in Frozen movie.  

I have found my Mr. Right when my daughter wrote an essay with the title “The person whom I respect the most -- my father” whilst all her friends wrote about “my mother” under the same title. Boo hoo!

My husband knows well that the best gift a man can give to their children is to love their mother.   So I know I am so right to be my husband’s wife. 
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