These gorgeous milo and chocolate chip biscuits are so simple to make.
Did you ever sneak into the tin of milo and eat teaspoons of the chocolatey sugary goodness? I remember my sisters and I doing it quite often.
Now you can get that extra milo hit with these great biscuits – best dunked in your warm cup of milky milo.
The Milo New Zealand website tells me that milo is made from only five ingredients. Malt barely, milk powder, sugar, cocoa and vegetable oil. And has been around since 1934!
If you don’t have milo handy (or perhaps it’s not available in your country then I would suggest using the same equivalent of drinking chocolate, or perhaps a teaspoon of instant coffee.
I first received a version of this recipe from my friend Sarah who is an incredible home cook. She also cooks on farm to feed their staff and family. This recipe was passed to her from her friend Pauline. Isn’t it incredible how we are constantly adapting recipes to suit our tastes and needs?
All you need to make this quick bake is;
White Sugar (castor or plain)
Chocolate chips (or whatever chocolate you have on hand. Just chop up to a fine chip).
You will also need a cake mixer or a hand held electric beater.
I find that in the winter time, despite allowing my butter to come to room temperature, it can become hard again when placed in a cold mixing bowl. If the butter is not at room temperature it will not cream properly and your biscuits will spread when cooking. Simply warm your mixing bowl under the hot water tap to avoid this from happening.
Rolling the dough balls;
Once you make the dough there is no need to chill it first. Simply scoop up a teaspoon amount of dough and roll into a ball. Place on your lined cookie trays and press down with a fork. Dip the fork into a glass of water each time you make an indentation. Use the fork to make a cross pattern on your biscuit or cookie.
Delicious Milo Biscuits
- 1 Cake Mixer or Electric hand held mixer
- 1 teaspoon
- 1 fork and a cup of water
- Cookie trays
- Reusable tray liners a great reusable option to avoid single use waste
- Wire cooling rack
- 2 cups plain flour
- 225 grams softened butter (at room temp)
- 1 cup white sugar (200 grams)
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp milo (or drinking chocolate)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ cup chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate into small chips)
- ¼ tsp salt
- Pre heat your oven to 180° and line your cookie trays.
- Soften your butte,r or allow your butter time to come up to room temperature.
- Cream the butter and sugar together until soft and pale in colour.
- Add the egg and mix again until well combined.
- Add the milo (or drinking chocolate), salt, baking powder, flour and chocolate. And mix again on a low speed until the dough is well combined.
- Use a teaspoon to scoop up small amounts of dough and roll into balls. Place on your lined trays.
- Wet a fork in a cup of water and press down to create a pattern on the surface of the biscuit. Wet the fork again and make a cross.
- Bake for 15 minutes until golden in colour. Allow to rest for 5-10. minutes when you take them out of the oven before transferring them to a cooling rack.
- Enjoy x