Malted Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I was a teenager, I worked at a little fast food joint in the small Nevada town where I was living.  It wasn’t any ordinary, fast-food chain though.  It was the sort of family-owned place where you stop to grab a burger and a frosty when you’re driving on a long road trip. At the age of 15/16, I was trusted to close the place down at night with another young co-worker.  I was a responsible employee, but I’m sure you can imagine the experimenting that went on in that place after hours.  I dreamed up new burgers, dipped fries in butterscotch syrup, and created every possible flavor combination of milkshakes, malts and sundaes.  My all-time favorite ice cream creation was a marshmallow chocolate chip malt.  I’ve been obsessed with malt powder every since.  And so I bring you my latest Cookie Craving:  Malted Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Details on today’s “Cookie Cravings” giveaway are at the end of this post.

These are a rich chocolate malt cookie with plenty of dark chocolate chips tucked inside.

For good measure and visual appeal, I added even more chips on top of each ball of cookie dough before baking.

A pretty major glass of milk is needed to chase down such a chocolatey cookie.

The malt flavor is subtle but detectable, and the chocolate flavor isn’t subtle at all.  You’re welcome.

This recipe makes just 24 cookies so you’re not on cookie overload, but you’re welcome to double it if you happen to be in need of a cookie overload.  I’m not a huge fan of chocolate, but I can’t seem to stop eating these.  They’re in my freezer, where cookies are usually safe… but not these!  I keep nibbling…


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Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 13 min

Malted Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies


8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup malt powder
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
One 10-ounce bag dark chocolate chips


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat (or spray with nonstick spray).

2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the butter and sugars until well mixed. Mix in the egg and vanilla.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, malt, cocoa, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until the flour is incorporated. Stir in 1 1/4 cups of chocolate chips.

4. Using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon, scoop about 2 tablespoons of dough onto the cookie sheet in a rounded lump. Dot 5 or 6 additional chocolate chips on top of each cookie dough lump, if desired. Space cookies 3-inches apart on the cookie sheet (8 per cookie sheet works well).

5. Bake cookies for 12 to 14 minutes, or just until the cookies are almost set and no longer super soft in the middles. Let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.


*Malt powder can usually be found near the hot chocolate in your market.

Source: (loosely based on The Pioneer Woman's Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies)