This recipe for Malt Chocolate Chip Cookies is a little different from my usual one. My usual recipe (Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies) calls for butter flavored shortening and chocolate syrup. Malt Chocolate Chip Cookies call for only butter.
This recipe is based on one from Gale Gand. The cookies are thin, chewy, lumpy, bumpy and have a hint of malt. With a half cup of malted milk powder, you’d think there would be more malt flavor, but there is just enough to let you know it’s there. And speaking of malt, the malt I am referring to is malted milk powder (like in the link above). There’s such thing as diastatic malt powder and non-diastatic malt used in bread making, but these cookies are made with the Carnation, which as milk in it.
I’ll have to make these again soon. They’re definitely good, but I think my favorite ones right now are actually the malt cookies with chunks of Nestle Crunch. Next time I make these, I’ll add some Nestle Crunch.
Malt Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour 280 grams
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 sticks 230 grams unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar 150 grams
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar 150 grams
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup 70 grams malted milk powder (such as Carnation or Horlick’s)
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside
- With an electric mixer, beat the butter and both sugars for about 3-5 minutes or until very light. Reduce mixer speed to low and add the vanilla and eggs, beating just until mixed.
- Add the malt powder and mix at low speed just until combined.
- Gradually add the flour mixture, beating on low with the mixer (or stirring by hand) until blended.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Drop by rounded teaspoons or level tablespoons onto the baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes (possibly longer) or until edges are golden brown. The cookies will be flat.
- Let cool on the cookie sheets for about 5 minutes or until sturdy enough to remove, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
They should be just salty enough to where you enjoy the cookies. I think if you used regular butter, they would be too salty, but with unsalted butter they should be fine. But yes, I could taste a tiny bit of salt.
I made these cookies today. They are good, but I taste salt. Is 1 tsp. correct?
These look great! I tried adding some malted milk powder to a batch of cookies I made this spring with crushed Robin Eggs, and they turned out pretty good. Sounds like it would be great with chocolate chips too!
Shelly, it’s supposed to be regular malt powder. I usually find it in the hot chocolate aisle or with the ice cream.
Does it matter if the malt powder is vanilla or chocolate malt powder? I couldn’t find any plain malt powder at the grocery store. I do see that amazon carrys it though.
Love it! I wonder where I can get malt powder around here! Malt is one of my favorite flavors!
I’ve never made cookies with malted powder in them. I’m guessing they make them more crispy, perhaps?
looks and sound delicious.
Betty @ scrambled hen fruit
A different kind of Girl Scout Cookie! I was a Girl Scout many many years ago- I would have certainly approved of these. I’ve never made a malt cookie, but i have malt powder in my cupboard-weekend project, maybe?
I just made the Brewer’s Blondies from the Baked cookbook, which takes malt powder and malt balls. They are good, but I didn’t think it was malty enough. I was wondering what to do with all my malt powder and you’ve answered that question!
I’ve only made malted cookies once. I don’t remember the recipe but it might have been from Joe’s Culinary in Desert. I think it had m&m’s in it. Now I’ll have to go look through my recipes to jog my memory.
If you wanted to up the malty flavor could you use more malt powder and less of one of the sugars or would that make the texture odd?
sounds really great, I am going to try these! Thanks for posting the recipe.
These beat Girl Scout cookies any day! 🙂
I’ve really liked malt ccc’s when I’ve made them. Kevin, not so much. So I haven’t made them often. But I did have one recipe I liked better than another. I just looked, my recipe is quite different from Gale Gand’s.
Making me wonder if I have any malt?
Fun for Fuzz to be in Girl Scouts now. I’m sure the cookies will get eaten up! Have fun.