Milo biscuits

Milo biscuits via www.clairekcreations.com

Pretty much ever time that she visits, the first thing my niece says after ‘hello’ is ‘do you have any biscuits?’ Apparently this is something she says when she visits most houses but after being treated to a couple of chocolate freckle biscuits here one day, I think she now expects me to have something better than a plain biscuit from a packet in answer to her question.

Milo biscuits via www.clairekcreations.com

Last Saturday was her third Birthday and I thought a nice little add-on to her present would be a big bag of her very own biscuits. Earlier in the week I’d opened a new tin of Milo for my paddle pops and they got me thinking about other ways to eat Milo that didn’t involve scooping it into a nice chilled glass of milk (still off the milk until Bubba arrives unfortunately).

It seems past me had already seen this biscuits in my future because I then saw a note in my diary ‘Milo biscuits – recipe in green folder.’ I must have had a serious bout of organisation at the end of last year because there was also a note on a recipe I’d chosen for my grandma’s 96th Birthday cake.

Milo biscuits via www.clairekcreations.com

Not one to disobey my own wishes I set to work and whipped up the dough in no time. After rolling the balls, flattening and popping them in the oven, I had baked a batch of biscuits and hot dog rolls before Will had even emerged from bed. Thank you inability to sleep with giant baby in my stomach.

The recipe said that it makes 20. I only used half the dough (popped the rest in the freezer for later) and made 20 which I thought were quite a reasonable size so unless you want jumbo cookies, the recipe makes 40.

Milo biscuits via www.clairekcreations.com

The verdict, because yes I had to try one myself? They were nice and crunchy around the outside and a teensy bit chewy inside. The Milo gave them a mild chocolate flavour, nothing too intense and they weren’t too sweet either. They really would have gone quite nicely dipped in a glass of ice-cold milk (sigh). Enjoy!

What about you? Do you get on a roll with certain ingredients? Do you ever write yourself notes months in advance and get a nice surprise when you find them?

Milo biscuits via www.clairekcreations.com

4.8 from 12 reviews
Milo biscuits
 
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Serves: 40
Ingredients
  • 125g butter
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1½ cups self-raising flour
  • ½ cup Milo
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160C fan-forced and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and caster sugar together until light and creamy.
  3. Scrape the sides then beat in the egg.
  4. Add the flour and Milo and mix slowly until a dough forms.
  5. Using a level tablespoon of dough at a time, roll it into balls and place on the trays leaving at least 4cm between each one.
  6. Flatten the balls slightly and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Leave to rest on the trays for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

53 Comments

  • Jeannie

    Reply Reply June 25, 2017

    Discovered this recipe in 2017, made it and it is definitely lovely!

  • Audrey

    Reply Reply October 23, 2016

    Delicious! Crisp on the outside & soft & chewy on the inside! Plus you can taste the milo…I am sure they will fast become a household favourite! 🙂 Thank you for awesome recipe!

    ~ One tip though, make your dough balls a little smaller than suggested as the rise & expand a lot!

    • Claire

      Reply Reply October 27, 2016

      You’re welcome Audrey! Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Audrey

    Reply Reply October 23, 2016

    I just popped a batch of these in the oven and am waiting hopefully at the oven door for them to be ready. When making the dough I was so surprised at how milo-y they tasted! I can’t wait to taste them! 🙂

    • Claire

      Reply Reply October 27, 2016

      So glad you liked them Audrey!

  • Colleen

    Reply Reply August 5, 2016

    Is it okay to use all purpose flour instead of self raising flour for this recipe?

    • Claire

      Reply Reply August 9, 2016

      Hi Colleen. Yes that is ok but you will need to add baking powder – 3 tsp.

  • Winnie

    Reply Reply June 11, 2016

    Just made this with 1/4 cup sugar alteration since we dont like it too sweet. It was simple and beautiful. Thanks for sharing. It will go into Miss5’s lunch box this coming week. I make it bigger, so got around 22 of it. Happy with it. and dont have to guess. It will be gone very very soon.

  • Jules

    Reply Reply April 29, 2016

    I didn’t have caster sugar so used 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup of brown sugar.
    When my four son’s got home they devoured half the batch! Definitely a hit in this house! Thanks for the recipe

    • Claire

      Reply Reply May 25, 2016

      You’re very welcome Jules. Wow 4 sons! They must keep you busy baking!

  • Mobolanle

    Reply Reply April 3, 2016

    It’s kinda weird but I just discovered milo cupcakes and thought there should be a recipe out there for cookies as well and stumbled on this. I’m definitely going to give it a try ASAP. I’m sure it’ll be a hit with my two year old twin boys… and their father. I just need to know how long they’d keep for and how to store them. I’d appreciate a quick response please as I’d like to make them this weekend in time for their school lunch boxes. Thanks

    • Claire

      Reply Reply April 5, 2016

      Hi Mobolanle. They keep for a few days in an airtight container but you can freeze them and then pop them in lunchboxes in the morning to defrost by morning tea.

  • Charissa

    Reply Reply September 21, 2015

    These are awesome cookies. I have made them a few times. They are a real favourite. I even made them with cocoa powder when I ran out of Milo and they also worked. They are not too sweet and very delicious. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    • Claire

      Reply Reply September 22, 2015

      You’re welcome Charissa. I’ll have to give the cocoa version a go!

  • Karen Hogg

    Reply Reply July 14, 2015

    These turned out great! I made mine a bit smaller so I could get close to 40. I will definately be making more. I liked that I didn’t need much in the way of ingredients. 🙂

    • Claire

      Reply Reply July 14, 2015

      Great idea Karen. More is always better!

  • Karen

    Reply Reply July 11, 2015

    I just made a batch of these. They taste wonderful. I was wondering if anyone else found they couldn’t get 40 cookies from the recipe using a level Tablespoon? If I measured that way I would have gotten maybe 20. So I weighed each spoon of dough to 15gm and managed to get 38 cookies. 🙂
    Sorry about posting twice after I hit send I realized my email wasn’t complete.

    • Claire

      Reply Reply July 14, 2015

      Hmm good question Karen. I must admit I’m not all that good at measuring cookie dough and usually make them a little smaller.

  • Casey

    Reply Reply June 18, 2015

    I wish I had thought about this or saw this recipe when I was pregant! I had to have milo on everything.
    Just made them with my oldest though and they are fantasic!

    • Claire

      Reply Reply June 18, 2015

      So funny you say that Casey. I have just finished my Milo for the night. I’m re-addicted!

  • Nicole Cooper

    Reply Reply February 1, 2015

    Just made these and they are a treat! Loved by all in this household so far. Thank you so much! I did add a little milk as the dough looked a little dry, but they came out very nice.

    • Claire

      Reply Reply February 2, 2015

      Yay so glad they were a hit Nicole!

  • Anna Elizabeth

    Reply Reply January 20, 2015

    I felt like baking something new this morning and I thought I’d try something with Milo – it’s a big favourite in our family and like you said it’s nice to have it in a different way. I just took the first batch out of the oven and am waiting for the second to cook! They looked to yummy not to have one – they are so good! A little crunchy on the outside, and a little more chey on the inside, plus not too sweet! Love ’em! Thanks so much for this recipie, I will definitely be trying them again soon!! 🙂

    • Claire

      Reply Reply January 20, 2015

      You’re very welcome Anna! I’m glad you liked them.

  • Connie

    Reply Reply December 21, 2014

    Hey, tried this seemingly delicious recipe, but I was in for a great surprise! As I was mixing the butter, I’d been a little careless and when I checked the label on my “flour” packet, only then I realised it was PLAIN FLOUR! I search around the house, looking for the Self-Raising flour I was once certain present, only to find I had ran out! I went with the recipe anyway. Though I added heaps of sugars and little milo. Also, I replaced the caster sugar with raw, not sure of how different it tasted. When I just took it out of the oven, it looked inviting, but my heart broke into a million piece when i touched and it was soft. I immediately knew that it was because I put in plain flour… I am not sure how much stars to rate it, it does look fantastic, I’ll give it a five. 🙂

    • Claire

      Reply Reply December 22, 2014

      Oh no Connie! A tip for you… keep some baking powder in the house and then you can make your own self raising flour. I never buy self-raising any more! Thanks for the five!

  • Nicole in Jakarta

    Reply Reply November 19, 2014

    I finally made these with replacing the caster sugar with coconut sugar & they tasted great. They were loved by husband & kids. Next time I will use something a bit more healthier than butter

    • Claire

      Reply Reply November 19, 2014

      Great idea Nicole. I would say you can use coconut oil instead but maybe a little less.

  • Nicole in Jakarta

    Reply Reply October 12, 2014

    Just wondering if you could leave at the sugar in the biscuits & maybe substitute the sugar for coconut or quick cook oats

    • Claire

      Reply Reply October 13, 2014

      Hi Nicole. I think leaving out the sugar might change the consistency a little too much. If you wanted to make them healthier you could try coconut sugar. It will change the taste but they should still hold together well. It would just take a bit of experimenting.

  • Isabel in Spain

    Reply Reply March 19, 2014

    Hi Claire. I found your blog ckicking from link to link and must admit I enjoy it very much and find it makes the world a bit smaller reading all your entries from half way around the world from where I live!! I printed this recipe and thought I would have to substitue the Milo for a local Spanish ingredient but, to my surprise found Milo in the International foods English section of one or our local Carrefours. Needless to say I immediately picked it up (for €3.50) and that very afternoon I had a batch of “biscuits” (cookies for me) which the family loved! You can bet I will be making these ofen and feeling just a bit Australian every time I bite into one…

    • Claire

      Reply Reply March 20, 2014

      Hi Isabel! Thank you for your lovely comments. How exciting to find Milo. It sounds like you were meant to have the biscuits. Glad you liked them.

  • Ali

    Reply Reply February 9, 2014

    These look pretty spesh. Do you think sprinkling some extra milo on top before they cook would work…? Melt or burn, hmm…

    • Claire

      Reply Reply February 10, 2014

      Hmm would have to test and see I think.

  • Barbara Good

    Reply Reply February 7, 2014

    We’re Ovaltine kids in this house (is that un-Asutralian?) but I reckon these would work just as well with ovaltine as milo and my kids would love them.

  • Michelle

    Reply Reply January 28, 2014

    Made these yesterday. Looking forward to putting a couple in my son’s lunch ox tomorrow!

    • Claire

      Reply Reply January 28, 2014

      Hope he likes them Michelle!

  • JJ - 84thand3rd

    Reply Reply January 27, 2014

    Haha you make me laugh! These sound great too 😀

  • The Food Sage

    Reply Reply January 25, 2014

    Your organisation sure paid off … for the rest of us, too. Thanks for sharing.

  • Hotly Spiced

    Reply Reply January 25, 2014

    These look perfect and I’m a big fan of Milo – so much nicer than Ovaltine. When I used to take Alfie to swimming lessons, (I still do) I made friends with another mother with three small children. I always used to pack food for Alfie like biscuits because he’s so thin and I have to force-feed him. She had a very chubby forceful boy who was always on the hunt for food and every week, the first thing he would say to me was, ‘Do you have any snacks?’ I learned to pack extra or Alfie would miss out again! xx

    • Claire

      Reply Reply January 26, 2014

      Haha that’s hilarious. You were the snack mum! x

  • The Life of Clare

    Reply Reply January 25, 2014

    These look delicious! I love milo! My slight milk cravings have been accompanied by milo. Go you for being so productive!

    • Claire

      Reply Reply January 26, 2014

      Oh yum Clare. I drank so much milk in the beginning!

  • The Café Sucre Farine

    Reply Reply January 25, 2014

    Such a simple but yummy looking recipe. Lucky Will to wake up to such treats!

    • Claire

      Reply Reply January 26, 2014

      He wasn’t too lucky this time… they were all packaged up for his niece!

  • Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday

    Reply Reply January 24, 2014

    I used to love Milo when I was little, especially on ice cream. I love the idea of your milo biscuits. Very Australian 😀 And yes, I do get on a roll with certain things, themes and ingredients. Especially when I come across something I really love.

    • Claire

      Reply Reply January 24, 2014

      Oh no Jen I’d totally forgotten about Milo on ice cream. I have vanilla in the fridge and Milo. May have to indulge tonight!

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    Reply Reply January 24, 2014

    I think I’d like these but I might try chocolate chips in there too. Just for overkill.

    • Claire

      Reply Reply January 24, 2014

      Nothing wrong with overkill if it involves chocolate.

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