Now this recipe here is the one I have truly created, if there is such a thing. This woman baked some soft chewy cookies, shared the recipe with me, I baked those cookies with whole wheat flour and they turned out amazing. Next I know I am tinkering with the proportions and adding random stuff to the batter to give it the extra maltiness and crunch.
After a couple of tries comes out this Horlics cookie batter which can be baked into a thin sheet cake or baked in a pie pan or soft baked into cookies. I prefer the thin sheet cake version.
Horlicks Cookie Cake
What you will need :
- 1 cup butter, melted (I use Amul salted butter)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 and 1/2 cup All purpose flour (Maida)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup Horlics powder
- 2 tsp Vanilla essence
- 150 grams of chopped chocolate (see notes)
What to do :
- Take melted butter in a bowl and add the brown sugar and granulated sugar. Whisk well till it is all combined together.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking after each addition.
- Add the Horlics and vanilla essence and combine.
- In another bowl sift together maida and baking soda.
- Add this to the butter and eggs mixture in batches and fold it in with a rubber spatula.
- Add chopped chocolate and combine well.
- Pre-heat oven to 170 C. Butter and line the bottoms with parchment paper of two pie pans or a brownie tray or two 9 inch cake round cake pans.
- Bake the batter for 15-20 mins till it is crispier on the outside and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
- Let it cool in the tray for 10 mins before removing and then let it cool on a wire stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
- Top it up with some whipped cream before serving.
- You can use either baking chocolate chips or chocolate chunks. I love the way Dairymilk melts into the batter while baking making it gooey and crisp at the same time.
- If you are using unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt to bring out the flavours.
- You can very well use this batter to make cookies. Freeze it for 20 mins and then make balls of 2 tablespoon batter and bake them on a tray as cookies.