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mei
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was fun to make this cookie but the texture was very hard. I followed the recipe exactly..what was wrong?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your oven temperature may be higher than you know... In this case follow the recipe to the T only bake the cookies for 20 min. instead 25 as the recipe ask.

You should be fine.

PS. When I try a new recipe I usualy test the baking with only few cookies, just to see what is what.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At first i baked it at 140C for 20 mins but it's not cooked so i extended the time to 30 mins.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mei wrote:
At first i baked it at 140C for 20 mins but it's not cooked so i extended the time to 30 mins.


I baked my at 150C for 30mins, my cookie is crispy and nice. My oven's lowest setting is 150C.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ginny; what can I replace for the horlicks? cant find them here ....
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cute cookies n kids will like it :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm... I'm just wondering if there is a typo in the original recipe from the Straits Times. 140C seems awfully low to be baking anything at. I once tried a unique classical method of baking Scottish shortbread... baking it at 150C... and it took 1hr for the shortbread to cook!! :shock: Granted that was baking it in a whole slab rather than individual biscuits.

From the looks of the recipe ingredients (top flour, corn flour and milk powder)... and the ratio of butter etc... it would seem the author of the recipe is intending to create a cookie with a melt-in-the-mouth texture. That being the case, it would probably work better to bake at something like 160-165C for about 15-20 mins.

If aiming for a crispy texture... perhaps 150C for about 30 mins (like what Leelee did) would be better.

Anyway, I made mine today... baked it at 160C for about 20-22 mins I think (I don't usually go too much by timer when I bake... just use my eyes and nose :lol: to tell doneness). And the cookies came out crisp on the outside and tender on the inside (a nice crisp crackle as bite into it... then tender inside Wink ). Not sure what the texture will be like by tomorrow though... some cookies change with sitting.


Helena, I actually made mine with milo today 'cos I don't keep horlicks at home... no one likes it, so a waste for me to buy a jar just to make these cookies. They came out really tasty. The whole family really liked the flavor. Just that my puppies were brown skinned rather than tan :lol:

If you can't find either horlicks or milo... maybe try any type of malted milk powder (I think Europe and US sell one by Carnation brand if I'm not wrong)... otherwise I think any drinking chocolate (those with sugar added) will be fine... just that the color and taste will be different from what recipe author intended.

HTHs.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alyssa tks for the information. how I wished they sell carnation brand here but alas I am residing in the part of europe where this brand doesnt exist....... will try hunting for malt base powder in chinese shops. keeping my fingers crossed. chocolate drink here has a very strong chocolatey taste unlike milo(dont hv this as well). going to try out and will let all of you know. tks so much
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made these cookies for my daughter's childcare centre's National Day Celebration. The children love it!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noelle, that is such a cute pic! Love the stuffed toy puppy!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

errrrr .. i dont have cornflour .. what can i substitude with? please advise :roll:
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ginny,

The temperture 140 deg, are you using a Convection (fan-assisted) or Normal Oven (using top/bottom heat)? My oven is fan-assisted, please advised. Thank you Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


I use milo 3 in one and plain flour the doggies come out like this. because i use small oven so i higher the heat to 160 c bake 45mins. i put 4 chocolate chips inside the cookies still not very sweet maybe my chocolate chips too small.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is mine. Very Happy

My girl inserted the dog's features.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, truly this recipe is so tempting, will give it a try.
Thank Ginny for sharing this cute and simple recipe.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ginny, here's mine!!!! at last, after searching high and low for horlicks replacement, I have decided to try it out with grind cereal meals drink and it is great. It is definitely a hit not only with the kids but also the adults. tks for sharing!!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

noelle wrote:
I made these cookies for my daughter's childcare centre's National Day Celebration. The children love it!



Pauline, I love ur pic !! :lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a good recipe. I added a little icing sugar to the butter as I found it not sweet. My daughter enjoys putting up the features for the doggie and eventually created her own designs! Most kids and even my hubby loves this whenever I baked them Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Won't the choco chip melt on the doggie's nose after baking?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if u use the baking chocolate it will not melt.. if u use chocolate bar u eat.. of cos it will melt =)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

karlskrona wrote:
if u use the baking chocolate it will not melt.. if u use chocolate bar u eat.. of cos it will melt =)


OIC, no wonder all my M&Ms cracked and melt on my gingerbread man :(
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made these today ...



Everyone said they look more like bears ... only hub say look like dog :lol: :lol: Anywayz, nice recipe but I think I would increase the horlicks next time and add abit of icing sugar too ... cos I find it not very sweet and cannot really taste the horlicks.

I am also wandering ... what type of chocolate should I use if I want the chocolate inside to have a 'liquid' texture ... like those found in the Panda Biscuits.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank Ginny for this cute and easy recipe. I did mine yestereday morning for my little nephew. Hee hee, my 3 years old nephew could easily identify the cute doggies and told me it's "yummy". As I do not have "Soft As Silk" flour and milk powder, I substitued with plain flour and soley Horlicks. Taste was great! Sorry no picture cos it was snapped up by adults in no time.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Irene, love your doggies!!! and as usual, you have very nice photo shots.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rusti wrote:
Alyssa, the texture is melt-in-the-mouth type.


:cry: Mine NOT melt-in-the-mouth nor crunchy, its soft and children complained not sweet @ all. They prefer the Milo Chocolate Chips Cookies :(

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