Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • By KJ

Pull up a stool to the soda shop counter. Then get ready to have your tastebuds blown away. A standard chocolate chip cookie gets a facelift with the addition of ever-so-delicious malt powder. The malt powder brings out the flavor of the chocolate and adds a layer of complexity to these malted chocolate chip cookies. Dreams really do come true.

These malted milk cookies combine the best of two time-tested classic desserts: The original chocolate chip cookie and a classic malted milkshake. Chocolatey and nutty. Chewy and decadent. Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Just try not to break out into a happy tap dance. We dare you.

A malted chocolate chip cookie being dunked into a malt.

Pull up a stool to the soda shop counter. Then get ready to have your tastebuds blown away. A standard chocolate chip cookie gets a facelift with the addition of ever-so-delicious malt powder. The malt powder brings out the flavor of the chocolate and adds a layer of complexity to these malted chocolate chip cookies. Dreams really do come true.

These malted milk cookies combine the best of two time-tested classic desserts: The original chocolate chip cookie and a classic malted milkshake. Chocolatey and nutty. Chewy and decadent. Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Just try not to break out into a happy tap dance. We dare you.

A malted chocolate chip cookie being dunked into a malt.
A close-up photo of a malted chocolate chip cookie.

Why KJ Loves

Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Hi, my name is KJ and I’m addicted to malt powder.” Haha! The love is real! Malt powder sends these cookies over the top – and then the additional crushed malt balls?! Holy moly! Dunk these fun cookies into your favorite malt to have a malt extravaganza. The perfect dessert for the Summer season!

The dry ingredients for the cookies in a bowl.

Malted Cookie Tips & Tricks

The Scoop

A medium-sized cookie scoop keeps your cookies consistent—both in size, and in dough texture, since it isn’t being handled by warm hands. 

Round Cookies

When your chocolate malt cookies come out of the oven, use the back of your spatula to gently press the cookies into a perfectly round shape right after they come out of the oven. That is, if you want that “pristine” round shape. If you like the homestyle look, just leave them as is!

 

Malted chocolate chip cookie dough being scooped out.

How to Serve

With malts!

Gonna throw an obvious one out there. But really…when you love malt powder, what could be better than a double dessert with double malt? 

As an ice cream sandwich

This delicious take is a dreamy combo of creamy and chewy—all in one portable, handheld treat!

A la carte!

By the dozen. Because we’ve decided that’s the serving size for this recipe. No way you can eat  just one, so we’re going to go ahead and give you permission to go back for seconds…a few times.

A malted chocolate chip cookie that has been dunked into a malt.
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A close-up photo of a malted chocolate chip cookie.

Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x

Description

A standard chocolate chip cookie gets a face lift with the addition of ever-so-decadent malt powder. Dreams really do come true.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup malt powder
  • 11 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Chopped Whoppers for topping (I used a 5oz box)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about a couple minutes. Reduce the speed to low and add in one egg at a time, making sure to wipe down the edges of the bowl in between each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  2. Mix in the flour, baking soda, salt and malt powder on low speed until a cookie dough forms. Add in the chocolate chips and mix until just combined. Using a tablespoon scoop, scoop the cookie dough out onto a non-greased baking sheet, placing them a couple inches apart. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly golden brown.
  3. Once the cookies come out of the oven, carefully top the cookies with the chopped Whoppers, gently nestling them in if needed. Allow the cookies to cool slightly on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  4. Serve as-is, or dunk into your favorite malt or milkshake!

Notes

  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 336
  • Sugar: 23.2g
  • Sodium: 296mg
  • Fat: 16.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.6g
  • Fiber: 1.7g
  • Protein: 4.7g
  • Cholesterol: 52mg
Malted chocolate chip cookies.

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