Bournvita Marshmallow Cookies

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


8 tablespoons - whole wheat flour
4 tablespoons - sunflower oil
3 tablespoons - bournvita
1 tablespoon - cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1/2 tablespoon - hazelnuts, finely crushed
1/2 tablespoon - chocolate chips
1 tablespoon - muscovado sugar (low sugar version...use 3-4 tbsp for normal sweetness)
1 tablespoon - honey
5 tablespoons - low fat milk
1/4 teaspoon - vanilla essence


Preheat the oven to 190 degree C and line the baking tray with a baking paper.
Place the flour, cocoa powder, bournvita, bicarbonate of soda, hazelnuts, choco chips in a bowl and mix.
In another bowl, mix together the milk, oil, vanilla essence, honey and sugar.
Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and mix lightly with a wooden spoon. Do not overmix
Place a spoon full of the mixture on the lined baking tray keeping sufficient distance between each.
Place the tray in the centre of the preheated oven and bake for about 8 - 10 minutes.
Take out the tray and make a hollow in the centre of each cookie, with a handle of a spoon.
Fill the hollows with the mini marshmallows and return back the baking tray in the oven for about 30- 45 seconds or until the marshmallows has softened.
Leave to cool the cookies in the baking tray for 5 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.




This post is dedicated to Bournvita. Yes, you read it right...the reason why I made these cookies today were my fond childhood memories of Bournvita.

When I was just a little girl, I asked my mother what will I be? Will I be pretty, Will I be rich .....Sorry but thats another story, back to ours...

When I was just a little girl, I would gorge on chocolates, biscuits...and bournvita. Just the plain good old powder. My cousin and I would not only have milk with bournvita thrice a day (we were addicted to both milk and bournvita. I still am!), but also secretly eat bournvita powder direct from the jar. We must have emptied quite a number of bournvita jars before, one fine afternoon, my mom inevitably caught us both and we got a good scolding...but that didnt decrease our love for Bounvita, after a couple of days, wie yielded again to temptation and were back to square one.

I have been thinking about this cute little incident since the morning and with these fond memories, decided to bake these bournvita cookies. I am more than happy with the outcome – I am gonna bake them again soon.


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Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 2:12pm


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