Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

This “Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies” recipe is a really old one, and I believe it comes from Crisco. It’s a little bit different in that it calls for shortening and chocolate syrup, but the end result is a good cookie with a crunchy texture and interesting flavor.  For the malted milk powder, I use Carnation brand which comes in a red and white canister.  A brand called Horlick’s would also work.

Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter flavored shortening (or use butter)
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup malted milk powder
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 large egg
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl, beat together shortening, brown sugar, malted milk powder, chocolate syrup, and vanilla; beat for 2 minutes. Mix in egg.

In a small bowl mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture.
Stir in chocolate chips

Shape into 1 1/2 to 2 inch balls; place about 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool for 2 minutes on pan before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: 2 dozen

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  1. says

    I have been totally into Jack Johnson since I saw his video from that new Curious George movie. The pineapple cookies sound awesome!

  2. Anna says

    Michele, you, me and Val can start a Jack Johnson fan club. Anyone else want to join? I hope this Curious George movies gets him the recognition he deserves. What a dreamboat.Jaay, they are not cakey. They are chewy, lumpy and muli-facted. Not too thin, not too thick. ~My~, I suppose all pinapple cookies are cakey. I’ll bet there’s a way to make a chewy one with crispy edges, but I don’t know how to do it. Maybe used dried pineapple? I don’t know.

  3. Tasha says

    The malted choc chips look very good! I’m going to go make some so I can use up my malted milk powder, but just wanna check, so these cookies do have egg in them? You mentioned in your writeup that these did not have eggs but the recipe has an egg in it. Sorry, just want to be sure before I start. Thanks!

  4. Anna says

    Tasha, I revised it to make it clearer. I said lack of eggs, but I meant that it was lacking in eggs with one egg as opposed to the usual two. So I edited a bit be clearer. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.

  5. Anonymous says

    What brand of malt powder do you use? I bought some the other day (Carnation, I think) but when I got it home I realized that it was chocolate malted drink mix. I’m sure I’ll be able to use it for something, but I wasn’t sure if it was the right thing to use for these cookies.Thanks!

  6. says

    Anna – I can’t find malted milk powder anywhere in the stores where I live. Can you use the malted version of Ovaltine? That’s the closest I can get.

  7. tasha says

    Anna, thanks for the clarification. I tried the cookies. YUM! They were delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  8. Anna says

    Hi Tasha!Glad you liked them. Now you’re going to have to figure out how to use the rest of the malted milk powder :).

  9. says

    This is one of my new favorites! Only I make bars because it’s just quicker and easier. And I melt the butter and add an extra egg yolk. Am I correct for adding the yolk to bars? It seems most cookie recipes call for 2 eggs; why does this one call for just one?

    I *love* the malt flavor in these! And I enjoy telling people the secret ingredient they are tasting but can’t quite place! The Hershey’s syrup adds a little something extra, too!

  10. says

    Tara, a lot of recipes call for 1 egg. It really just depends on how you want your cookie. This dough seems to get enough moisture from the 1 egg and the chocolate syrup. However, your addition of 1 egg yolk sounds interesting — especially considering you make these as bars. Yolk has a different consistency than egg whites so you’re adding a bit of fat, moisture and not quite as much protein as if you added a whole egg. The yolk, plus the melted butter must make your bars soft, moist, and dense. They sound great! I’m going to have to try making these your way.

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