A friend of mine recently reminded me about this recipe. I made these cookies many times quite a few years ago. But I forgot about the recipe and had not made them in a long time. I decided to give them a try again. I can’t believe I forgot about this recipe, they are so good.
This is an old Taste of Home recipe. They are one of my husband’s favorite chocolate cookies, which is why I should have never forgotten about this recipe. They are not healthy and they contain a few odd ingredients like malted milk powder. But if you like the flavor of malt you will love these cookies. They are really good.
Chocolate Malted Cookies
- 1 cup butter-flavored shortening ( I use regular crisco)
- 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 (I usually use choc. chips for this part, so 2 ½ cups choc. chips total)
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
In a large mixing bowl, beat the shortening, brown sugar, malted milk powder, chocolate syrup and vanilla for 2 minutes. Add egg. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chunks and chips.
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.