Triple Chocolate Malted Cookies

The baby was asleep. The husband was out to dinner. What’s a girl to do? Make Triple Chocolate Malted Cookies, of course!

I haven’t made cookies in ages, and these just happen to be one of Mike’s favorites. Actually, after one bite, they quickly become everybody’s favorite. These cookies are soft, chewy, and chocolaty with a hint of malted milk flavor.

The dough is quite sticky, but becomes much more managable after chilling it in the refrigerator. It is also key to either line your cookie sheet, or spray it with cooking spray. Otherwise the cookies have a tendency to stick. 

Despite the minor challenges presesented by a sticky dough, these cookies are worth every effort. They are delicious and the perfect accompaniment to a cold glass of milk!

Triple Chocolate Malted Cookies
Yields approximately 30 cookies

1 cup brown sugar, packed
6 tablespoons chocolate malted milk powder
5 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  1. In a large bowl, combine sugar, malted milk powder, butter, syrup, vanilla and egg; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking soda.  Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients, stirring (or beating at low speed) until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Chill dough for 30 minutes to overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.  Bake for 10 minutes.  [Cookies will appear puffy when first taken out of the oven]  Cool on pan for 2 minutes or until firm.  Remove cookies and cool on a wire rack.

Adapted from Cooking Light


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  1. I can see why those would be everyone’s favourite cookies. They look like the perfect combo of chewy and crispy!

  2. I need to get myself some malted milk powder. Those malted milk balls used to be my favorite thing to get in my bag at Halloween. I’m sure the whole family would love these cookies. They look incredible.

  3. Oh wow..those look sinful:))) I would love right now!:))

  4. Whopper Cookies? Ohhh ya! I can’t wait to try these out!

  5. Great cookies! I love malt flavoring, what a great addition to cookies!!

  6. malted milk powder is on my list! I want to eat this now. I am drooling over all that yummy chocolate!

  7. Alida, these are great! My hubby always orders a malt whenever we’re at an ice-cream shop, so this would be his favorite, too!

  8. These look so good. Wonderful cookie, my hubs would love these.

  9. This awesome cookie! I love chocolate malts, and had some Chocolate malt powder on hand,what else I need hmmmm…and I am ready to make one =)

  10. Alida, these are too cool for school! I just wanted to let you know that you have an award on my site today…congratulations!

    (and my hubby would still go crazy over these, I’ve not told him, cuz he’ll make me bake them every day and my will power isn’t that strong….I’d eat a ton of them!)

  11. whoppers cookies?!?!?! YES please!

  12. WOWzers! I’ve just added them on my MUST BAKE list for this wknd!

  13. Malt flavor, love it!
    The malt balls remind me of going to the movies when I was younger 🙂

    Congrats on TOP9!!

  14. So the malted milk balls in your photo are for effect only?

    None actually in the cookie, just malted milk powder, right?

  15. Oh My! These are awesome! Yes… I agree these are a must bake – delicious. Will power cookies….(so you don’t eat them all at once!)

    Buzzed ya – great post for Top 9 – megan

  16. @Karen: Yes, that is correct.

  17. Those look freakishly good! Now I have to bake some…hope I don’t eat them all by myself!

  18. My husband will love these too. He thanks you for sharing this recipe!