Chocolate Malted Cookies Recipe
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Chocolate Malted Cookies Recipe

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These cookies are the next best thing to a good old-fashioned malted milk. With malted milk powder, chocolate syrup, plus chocolate chips and chunks, these are the best cookies I've ever tasted…and with six kids, I've made a lot of cookies over the years! —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup malted milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 363 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the shortening, brown sugar, malted milk powder, chocolate syrup and vanilla for 2 minutes. Add egg.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chunks and chips.
  3. Shape into 2-in. balls; place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Malted Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p25

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268090
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2017

"These cookies are big in size and flavor!!!"

Becky User ID: 8969790 256896
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2016

"The other reviews are correct in that these cookies really spread out as flat as a pancake. I even cut the butter down to 2/3 cup and even though the raw cookies were widely spaced on the baking sheet, they all ran together and had to be cut apart. I really do wonder how anyone is getting them to have any kind of height to them at all? Flavor is okay but nothing spectacular."

_nlfPA User ID: 1879224 252775
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

"These are one of my family's favorite cookies; especially my grandsons. They love the combination of chocolate chips and malt flavoring."

KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 230438
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2015 Edited Aug. 1, 2015

"I made a double batch of these cookies and they were very good. They were chewy and very chocolatey, much darker than the picture shown. I used a 1-1/2" scooper and wound up with 140 cookies, and I also used butter, rather than butter-flavored shortening."

Aula User ID: 1127835 9263
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

"These are delicious cookies. I always chill cookie dough, making it much easier to work with.

I used 1 c. sugar and 1/2 c. fewer chips because it was difficult to keep all the chips in the dough. I could eat all of these by myself!"

parelius User ID: 1026528 4509
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2014

"I was so disappointed in these cookies. They were greasy. They also seemed to burn at the temperature and time suggested. I lowered the temperature and made smaller cookies. They were somewhat better, but there is no way that I'm sending these to work with my husband. I'll stick to my tried and true yummy chocolate chip recipe."

jennifer1973 User ID: 3667113 6823
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2014

"I wish I could give it a 5 star review. I really wanted to like these cookies especially with how many people like them. There is WAY to much shortening in this recipe. Like others mine spread out super flat and were greasy. So greasy in fact that there was oil hanging out on the cookies sheet after removing cookies. Very disappointing because ingredients are not cheap. I would like to know how these turned out so great for most people. The cookies did not look like picture at all!"

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 8783
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"Best chocolate chip cookies ever! My mom said she'll never make regular chocolate chip cookies again and I agree! The kids loved them too :-)"

Ceege User ID: 730520 6156
Reviewed May. 16, 2014

"These were yummy. I followed the recipe except for 2 things. I used real butter (unsalted) and in place of the 1 cup of milk chocolate chips, I used slightly crushed malted milk balls. (I still used the 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chunks.) They turned out great, had a good "malted" flavor and my family devoured them. I plan on making a batch or two for our church bake sale next month. I am sure they will sell out fast."

RKJSCJ User ID: 1322164 6147
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"This is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe...."

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