Malted Milk Cookies


What do you get when you substitute crushed, chocolate-covered malted milk balls for chocolate chips in your favorite cookie recipe?

Malted Milk Ball Cookies of course!

You're probably most likely to come across malt as an ingredient in your favorite milkshake.

Did you know?
Walgreen's drugstore is actually credited with popularizing the malted milkshake, aka malt, in 1922 and the thick and creamy drink went on to become one of the most asked for soda-fountain drinks of all time.

As for malted milk ball candy, Whoppers are probably the most well-known and can be found in candy stores and movie theaters throughout the world.

Whoppers come in a variety of flavors, from the traditional chocolate covered, to peanut butter to strawbery.

Feel free to experiment with your favorite, but we like the traditional Whoppers best in this easy cookie recipe.

Malted Milk Cookies

Cookies with Malted Milk Balls

Crushed Malted Milk Ball Cookies Recipe

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons instant chocolate drink mix (i.e. Nesquik)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups malted milk balls, crushed
  1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Line your cookie sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, chocolate drink mix powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Slowly add dry flour mixture to creamed mixture until thoroughly combined.
  6. Stir in crushed malted milk ball candies.
  7. Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place at least 2 inches apart onto prepared sheets.
  8. Bake about 10 to 12 minutes or until set.
  9. Remove from oven and allow cookies to sit for 1 minute on pan before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

This recipe makes about 36 Malted Milk Cookies.

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