Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Rachel Gurk | Rachel Cooks

Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies are the cookie you want when you need to shake things up a bit. So, so good.

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Bored of the same ol’ chocolate chip cookie? Kick the flavor up a notch with malted milk powder. The subtle malted flavor in these cookies might just make them your new favorite!

My husband loves chocolate chip cookies. I think he actually gets a little annoyed when I make different types of cookies. Okay but here’s the problem with this scenario… I’m a food blogger. So here’s my solution: I keep a bag of frozen whole wheat chocolate chip cookie dough balls in the freezer so that he can pop a couple in the oven whenever he wants them. He can even make them in the toaster oven. Sometimes I sneak one and eat it raw. Don’t tell my mom.

So since the freezer is stocked for him (because I’m the best wife ever, naturally), I can experiment a little with new and fun flavor combinations. I love these lemon clementine crinkle cookies, but they’d be way too weird for my husband. This time I must not have had dough stocked in the freezer because I didn’t stray too far from his favorite.  That’s my other trick, beyond the frozen dough. Try to change things up just a leeeeeeetle bit and hope that he won’t notice. It usually doesn’t work, but I give it my best shot nonetheless.

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To try to pull a fast one on him this time, I went for a subtle malt flavor in these cookies. I adore drinking a chocolate malted milkshake so I wanted to bring that malted milk flavor into the classic chocolate chip cookies. I love the combination of the malt flavor with the chocolate. It’s a match made in cookie heaven.

It’s a match made in milkshake heaven too, but that’s a different conversation for a different day. Unless you can have both the cookie and the milkshake. Then do that. Definitely do that.

I love a flatter, chewy cookie but if you like a thicker cookie, you can increase the flour content slightly – try 1/2 cup more flour for a thicker cookie. If you’re looking to go a different route entirely, try these insanely easy Cool Whip cookies!

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Grab a glass of milk and enjoy! 

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Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

      48 Servings


  • 10 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup Malted Milk Powder
  • 1 1/2 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Plus 1/4 for adding before baking if desired


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together all dry ingredients except chocolate chips. Add dry ingredients to butter/sugar mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. Using your hands, roll dough into balls about 1-inch in diameter. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment or Silpat baking mat and top with 3-4 extra chocolate chips if desired.
  5. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  6. Let cool on baking sheet for about 2 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely. Continue process until all dough is baked.
  7. Store in an airtight container. 


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Author: Rachel Gurk
Recipe Yields: 48 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 501 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 48

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 33
Calories 92

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 49mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 7g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Rachel Gurk

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Rachel freely admits she could eat popcorn every day on her blog Rachel Cooks. Given her love of snacks, we decided she'd be a perfect addition as a Snack Fanatic.

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