I won’t even blink twice before telling you we can’t be friends if you don’t like Horlicks. Full grown adults lose their mind when they see a bottle. Case in point, my friend who advised me to keep the jar of Horlicks away from him as soon as he saw it in my kitchen. It’s so comforting to cozy up under a quilt in the winters with hot cup of Horlicks and a book, or watch a movie.
Let me tell you, it isn’t just a drink. Many have known to sneak in to the kitchen at odd hours of the day (and night), to steal spoonfuls of this pale malted powder and quickly stuff it in their mouths. Now imagine them in cookie form. I did, and I baked a batch. There were 14 cookies and I was left with only 3 to take pictures of. They were chewy and delicious. After you swallow it you get the after taste of Horlicks that lingers for a while.
Flour – 3/4 cup
Horlicks – 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp
Butter – 1/2 cup softened
Sugar – 3/4 cup
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
Honey – 1 tbsp
Salt – 1/4 tsp (only if you’re using unsalted butter)
Preheat oven at 190 degrees C and get on with the dough.
Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Add the honey and whisk some more.
Now add the flour, Horlicks, baking soda and salt.
Gently fold it all together to form a dough.
Make lime sized balls and flatten the top before lining them on your baking tray.
Bake for 12-15 mins. Or till the sides are lightly brown, top is set and the centre is soft.
Don’t worry, the cookies will look like they aren’t cooked through once you take it out of the oven. As they cool, they will harden and become chewy.