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
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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 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 serving (1 each) equals 361 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 181 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g 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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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."

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!"

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."

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!"

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 :-)"

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