Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Yin and Yang Cookies.

Way before I retired from teaching and long before she was my daughter in law, Rachel gave me this recipe. One of her friends gave it to her and she gave it to me with the comment that you can make it into all sorts of biscuits. She has no recollection of giving me the recipe, where it came from or who gave it to her. The original used a can of condensed milk, however,this makes a lot of biscuits. I prefer to make a smaller quantity and either freeze the remaining condensed milk for another time or more usually make a small batch of  no churn icecream or a caramel hedgehog, see this post for the recipes.

Cocoa could be used for the brown biscuit dough (1 -2 tablespoons) but I prefer the flavour and colour of Milo.

Yin and Yang Cookies
Basic Dough
250 g butter, soft
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 can condensed milk
2 1/2 cups self raising flour

Vanilla Dough
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Milo Dough
4 tablespoons Milo

The biscuit mixture is easily made in a food processor.
Set oven at 170C. Brush or spray oven tray with oil or cover base with baking paper.

Cream the butter and sugar with the condensed milk.

Stir in flour or if using a food processor use the pulse motion to mix in the flour.

Divide dough in half.
Add vanilla to one half and mix well. Put aside. I return the dough to the food processor for this.

To the other half add the Milo and mix well. I return the dough to the food processor for this. Sometimes I dissolve the Milo in two teaspoons of boiling water and make a Milo paste. Let it cool a bit before adding the Milo paste to the dough.

To make the biscuits
Roll each dough into small balls, remembering that the each ball needs to be about half of the finished biscuit.

Put a vanilla ball and a Milo ball together and then gently roll again.

Place each ball on a tray lined with cooking paper. You need to see about half of each colour. 

Press gently with your fingers to flatten the cookies / press a fork into the dough to flatten

Bake biscuits at 170C until light golden brown (approximately 15 minutes)

Cool on a cooling rack.

Sometimes I make a mixture of these biscuits. Yin and Yang, plain Milo cookies and vanilla with coffee sugar on top. These are made by pressing the balls of vanilla dough into the coffee sugar and then flattening on the tray. 

1 comment:

  1. While these are very moreish and definitely yummy, what was the slice you had this week? Kerri