Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.
I love taking recipe requests. Maybe it's the people-pleaser in me, but I love posing a question on Instagram about what kind of small-batch recipes you guys want to see.
While you're probably still recovering from Christmas, I am already thinking about Valentine's Day. I took a quick poll on instagram to see if any of you were in the mood for love and chocolate yet, and I'm happy to report I received a resounding YES.
Someone piped up and requested 'any dessert with malt.' There was something about the open ended-ness of that request that reeled me in. I couldn't stop thinking about what would taste great with malt powder!
We always have malt powder in the pantry. My husband is a chocolate malt enthusiast, and let me stop you right there--the guy does not just love chocolate malts. For 3 months, he drank chocolate malts as his lunch. He ate a healthy breakfast and dinner, eliminated snacks, and somehow, he balanced it all out with zero weight gain. (Like howwwww). Anyway, I grabbed the can of malted milk powder from the pantry, and decided that a malted chocolate chip cookies recipe was ready to happen.
Malted milk powder is the same flavor in Whoppers, if you aren't familiar. And it's actually very easy to find at even the smallest of grocery stores. It's in the section with chocolate syrup and chocolate milk powders. I promise, look on the lower shelves for it. Or, find it here.
I took my recipe for a small batch of chocolate chip cookies, and used a bigger scoop to get 6 generous cookies. They're bakery-sized cookies. They spread just enough on the baking sheet that the edges are brown and slightly crispy while the centers are chewy. The malted milk powder flavor is nuanced here; it comes through best in a bite without chocolate chips.
A few recipe notes for malted chocolate chip cookies recipe:
- I'm sharing both weight and volume measurements for this recipe. If you bake by weight, your measurements are in the parentheses
- If you're looking for a standard small batch chocolate chip cookie recipe without malted milk powder, try my other recipe.
- The way a cookie spreads depends partly on your oven, but mostly on the baking sheet that you use. Use a light-colored metal baking sheet with a sturdy bottom for even heat distribution. Plus, always follow the directions in a recipe for the proper way to prepare your baking sheet. This recipe calls for parchment paper. If you don't use parchment paper, or if you grease the pan instead, or use a silicone mat, the cookies won't bake the same way. This is true for every cookie recipe ever. (In my experience, silicone mats slow cookie spread). This is the exact pan I use. It's heavy, but small and sturdy. And, this is my favorite parchment paper.
- This malted chocolate chip cookies recipe uses only an egg yolk. Don't miss my list of recipes to use up the remaining egg white.
(It looks like someone else is going to inherit her dad's love of malted milk powder).
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 436Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 274mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 9g