For all the little ones out there joining school today, this cute lunchbox cookie, from Claire K Creations, will make you smile as you bite into one and yet reach for another at the same time with your free hand. Perfect for dipping in a glass of cold milk, these Milo cookies will no doubt bring back a generous dose of childhood nostalgia [in my case, involving a big Milo truck dispensing free hot chocolate at school]. To compliment the mild malted chocolate flavour, I added a good measure of semisweet chocolate chips and I do not know anyone at all who’d say no to a home baked cookie that reminds them of their younger, carefree days when they grew up drinking Milo.

MILO COOKIES

Ingredients:

100g unsalted butter

3/4 cup caster sugar

1 egg, room temperature

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon kitchen salt

3/4 cup Milo powder

1/2 cup dark chocolate

Method:

  • Pre-heat oven to 160C fan-forced. Lightly grease and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and caster sugar together until light and creamy.

  • Scrape the sides then beat in the egg. Add the flour, baking powder, salt and Milo and mix slowly.

  • Combine well until a dough forms. Using a level tablespoon of dough at a time, roll it into balls.

  • Place on trays leaving at least 4cm between each. Flatten the balls slightly; bake for 15 minutes.

  • Leave to rest on the tray for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Did you know that you can drink Milo not only as a hot beverage but also convert your favorite malted drink into a milkshake? Yes, Milo milkshake exists for those days when it is simply too hot to think of hot chocolate and yet you cannot get rid of your craving for something sweet and creamy and easy. If you have ever eaten Milo topped ice cream, you must know what I’m trying to get at. In its original recipe, Nestle calls for chocolate ice cream but I believe you might as well pull it off quite professionally with a combination of chocolate, vanilla and coffee ice creams.

MILO MILKSHAKE

Ingredients:

250 ml low fat milk

2 scoops chocolate ice cream

6 tablespoons Milo powder

Method:

  • Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.

  • Pour into glasses and decorate with extra Milo powder. Serves 2 persons.

Milo Cookies & Shake

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