Milo Biscuits

Something a little bit different with the delicious taste of every ones favourite milk flavouring. Milo!

125g butter, softened

½ cup caster sugar

½ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

1 ¾ cups self raising flour, sifted

½ cup milo

Preheat oven to 180’C. Line oven trays with baking paper. Beat butter, sugars and vanilla in a lage bowl with an electric mixer on high until mixture is smooth and creamy. Add egg and beat until combined. Fold in flour and milo. Roll heaped teaspoons of mixture into backs and place on oven trays about 4 cm apart. Flatten slightly, bake for 6-7 minutes for soft biscuits or 8-10 minutes for crispier biscuits. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Serve warm or cold. Makes approximately 40. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

I came across this recipe one night when Daniel was nagging me for chocolate biscuits. I think my blog is starting to get to him, he doesn’t get the same things that he loves more than once now so I had to find another recipe to add to my blog that would also tame the chocolate biscuit beast raging inside my adoring boyfriend. This one looked easy enough and ended up being really really tasty. From the that’s life website, there are several other versions out there on other food blogs, most of them say to sprinkle milo on the top, so I tried that out too.

There is nothing really tricky about these. I got Daniel to help me roll the dough into balls because he wanted the biscuits quicker than I could roll them. I cooked them for about 7-8 minutes so half way between soft and crispy. They were perfect, crunchy on the outside  and just soft in the middle. The biscuits are at their best when straight out of the oven with a glass of milk but they are still nice cold. Because the recipe makes so many is it good that they last all week. It’s just a shame it can’t be halved because of the egg. If anyone knows how to halve an egg I would be delighted to know!

These are the perfect biscuit to make in the school holidays because it will stop your kids from smashing glass after glass of milo. Instead it will just be straight milk with milo biscuits. They are also easy enough for kids to help out with. If you have a pesky half a cup of milo that no one will use because they are waiting for the new tin, then give these a go. The perfect combination of chocolatey, malty, biscuity goodness.

Love Sonia