For the past week, I’ve spent minimal time in the kitchen. Whatever virus I had completely killed my appetite.
So when I was ravenous yesterday, what was one of the first things I did when I got back into the kitchen? Experiment with my new malted milk powder, of course!
If you don’t have any malted milk powder, no worries. These cookies will still be chewy and buttery and melt-in-your-mouth.
Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 5 dozen
Adapted from In the Sweet Kitchen
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cuppacked brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup malted milk powder
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
Preheat the oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Beat the butter, oil and sugars together until fluffy and creamy. Stir in the malted milk powder and eggs. Add the vanilla, baking soda and salt, mixing until blended.
Slowly mix in the flour, beating until the dough is smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls, and space 1 1/2-2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes, until the tops are only lightly browned. Careful! Let them get too browned, and the cookies will lose their chewy deliciousness!
And if you really want to get crazy, drizzle the cookies with a malted chocolate sauce! The cookies alone are amazing. The cookies with the chocolate sauce? Out-of-this-world!
Malted Chocolate Sauce
1/2 cup chopped semisweet chocolate 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup malted milk powder 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate with the rest of the ingredients. Stir continually, until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Using a spoon, drizzle a stream of chocolate over all the cookies. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before consuming.
Savvy Tip: Have leftover sauce? It makes a delicious fruit dip!
What else would you like to see me make with the malted milk powder? Give me some ideas, and I’ll give you some new recipes!