This recipe for Malted Cookies came about because I was playing around with malted milk powder. I also used it to make a number of different gifts last Christmas, and you can see instructions on how to make them up here:
Before any of the kids get into the selection boxes I had stave off 2 bags of maltesers for stirring into the cookie dough. As per usual with my cookies, the dough can be chilled in advance and baked within 3 days or frozen for up to a month before baking. This recipe makes approximately 20 large cookies which are chewy in the middle and crunchy on the outside.
- 90g Malted Milk Extract
- 90g caster sugar
- 85g butter at room temperature
- 2 medium eggs
- 200g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 packet Maltesers (malt balls covered in chocolate)
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celcius and line 2 baking trays with greaseproof baking paper.
Cream the milk extract, caster sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Beat in the 2 eggs until fully combined then add the flour and baking powder and mix again. Finally crush the maltesers in your hands before stirring them into the cookie dough.
Using a dessert spoon, spoon the mixture directly onto the tray, leaving a lot of space between each cookie. I normally bake only 4 on each tray so you will need to rotate your trays, however it’s rare you’d bake the whole batch all at once. That is, unless your 13 year old step daughter decides to stick her fingers in each of the cookies on one tray as soon as they come out of the oven. Ahem.
Bake in the oven for between 9-12 minutes. As soon as they start to turn golden brown, remove the trays and leave the cookies on the baking paper for 10 minutes before gently moving with a spatula to a cooling rack. The cookies will keep for up to 7 days in a sealed container kept in a cool, dry location but honestly I’d refrigerate or freeze your dough and bake these cookies fresh.
Ideal for leaving out for one Mr Nicholas!
Related Christmas Recipes: Christmas Cupcakes and Gluten Free Chocolate Cherry Cake
This recipe, and more, is available on Wholesome Ireland.
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