Soft Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Soft Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies will easily be a favorite in your house!

I have to admit that over the course of the summer I have developed 2 minor addictions.

The first being to chicken wings.



I know, that’s a stupid-weird addiction…

I mean, chicken wings have been around since well…forevers.

But they opened up a Buffalo Wild Wings not too far from my house and I have to say I can’t stop.  CAN’T STOP.


They have these Salt and Vinegar wings that I would legally marry if I could.  What is WRONG with me right now?

I have easily eaten more wings in the past 2 months than I have in my entire lifetime combined.

It’s sick.  And delicious.



Someone needs to please intervene.

I go there for dinner and buy extra for lunch the next day.

3 times a week.

I am solely keeping them in business.

This is clearly a cry for help.


Beyond chicken wings there are these cookies.

Also addicted.

And the thing about these cookies is that I can make them at home.  Anytime I want.


I’m quite the pinnacle of health here, aren’t I?


I seriously need to go detox.  Or rehab. Or both.

Or just exercise self control.   HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.


Soft Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Soft Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

There’s a few tricks I used when making these cookies.

First, I use all brown sugar.

I just think they taste better.  Brown sugar for life. photo IMG_1860_zps4567dd1a.jpgOf course the malted milk, but that’s not a trick…I mean it’s in the title.  Duh.

The malted milk cuts the sweetness of these a bit…if you are in the “I don’t like malt” camp, you’ll still like these.  I swear.  The flavor just adds a bit of something extra.

 photo IMG_1864_zpsc0946e2d.jpgWhisk together your dry ingredients…

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And here’s the second trick…

If you’re using your stand mixer never turn it above stir.  You can make these with a bowl and a wooden spoon just as easily.

We’re melting the butter for these, so there is no creaming.


Not beating the ingredients keeps the cookies thicker, not allowing as much air in the batter as when you cream the butter and sugar. photo IMG_1868_zps43c7811d.jpgThird trick…a little cornstarch.

You could make these without the cornstarch for sure, but it helps with the texture, keeping them puffy and chewy but not cakey.

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Here’s how the dough will look.

Now.  I chilled it.  Give it a few hours at least.  I gave mine an overnight.


Again, you don’t HAVE to do this.  But your cookies will absolutely spread more if the dough isn’t cold. photo IMG_1874_zps3f7b7602.jpgFinal trick.  I stuck some chips on top at the end to make them look pretty.

I know this has been done before, and I usually don’t do it, but these cookies are just so pretty, a little extra flair never hurt anyone.

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When you bake them, you’ll want to remove them when the edges start to golden and the centers look almost done, but not quite.

That helps keep them soft.


Obviously if you prefer a crunchier cookie you can bake them a bit longer.Soft Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

See how perfect?Soft Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies


Soft Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies


makes 24 large cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup malted milk powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 cups chocolate chips, (optional ~ plus 1 more cup for pressing into tops of cookies)


  1. Whisk flour, malted milk powder, baking powder, salt and cornstarch together. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Remove from heat.
  3. In large mixing bowl combine the butter and brown sugar, using wooden spoon or mixer set on lowest setting.
  4. Stir in eggs and vanilla with mixer still on lowest setting until combined.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients until evenly incorporated.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Chill dough for 2 hours or up to 3 days.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°
  9. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  10. Scoop approximately 2 Tbsp of dough and form into a ball. Place dough 3 inches apart on lined baking sheet. Press additional chocolate chips into the top of the dough balls if desired.
  11. Bake for 11-12 minutes until the edges golden. Don’t over-bake.
  12. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.


store airtight for up to 3 days


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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

This is definitely a fabulous addiction, and I understand the wing loving. I used to eat meat and would eat so, so, many weird wing flavours at my local weekly wing night!!


Self control is totally overrated. MOAR WINGS AND COOKIES!!!


They are absolutely perfect!


Ahaha, I know how you feel about the wings. I used to always be like, “Ehh, I don`t really like buffalo wings.” I WAS SO WRONG. I go to Wingstop and …omgah, I always want to go back.

I`m always craving chocolate chip cookies and have been trying to find ways to use my malted milk powder…so WIN. 🙂

Renee @ Awesome on $20

These look amazingly yum! I haven’t tried cornstarch in my cookies yet, but I’ve heard it’s awesome. Can’t wait to try it out.

Averie @ Averie Cooks

Shelly they look excellent! I had my hand on a jar of that malted milk powder the last time I was at the groc store and put it back b/c I’m trying not to buy more stuff to bake with when my pantry is already exploding…lol But now, I need to get it! Your cookies are perfect!

Holiday Baker Man

I have never heard of Carnation Malted Milk before. Totally learned something. I bet these cookies were great!


No way! I just made almost the exact same cookies, corn starch and everything! I will wait to post mine:) We always think alike!


I am so with you, brown sugar for life!! It trumps the white stuff in almost all cases. At least thats my opinion.

OK, now these cookies. So amazing! The malted, the softness, the chocolate! I love it all.

Maegan @ The BakerMama
Maegan @ The BakerMama

These sound so addicting! I’ll have to try putting malted milk powder into more cookie recipes. And I love how you pressed chocolate chips into the top of each cookie. They look perfect!

Zainab @ Blahnik Baker

When I first moved to Upstate NY there was no buffalo wild wings and I thought I was going to die…but then a year later I found them 30 minutes away and I have been eating there every week. I go only for the fries too!! They are addicting as these cookies look 🙂

Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

I have never baked with malted milk, need to change that. These cookies look delish!

Mimi @ Culinary Couture

I just so happen to be an all brown sugar girl myself. Can’t wait to try these…never used malted milk powder but these are some purty looking cookies so I’ll definitely give it a shot.

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

Chicken wings and these cookies?! Yeah, I’m so on board.

Betsy |

Those cookies look PERFECT. <3


Mmmm, that is one awesome looking batch of cookies! Love them 🙂

Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion

These look sooooo light and fluffy. Malted milk you say. I’m in!

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective

Ooooh, LOVE these! They look so soft, chewy, and gooey! Love the addition of the malted milk!


This is so super similar to the cookie recipe I use. I’ve never thought to add malted milk though. LOVE IT.

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

I seriously want a dozen of these right now! Omg.

Belinda @themoonblushbaker

pillowy, puffy cookies of malted heaven. I want these with malted milk balls too and a malt shake. Malt love forever.


I love malt, and these cookies look so soft and thick and perfect! Yum.


I cannot even tell you how badly I wish I had a few of these cookies right now! I love anything with malt flavor and these just look perfect in every way!


Yummy! I think I need to RUN to the store get me some Malted Milk!

Jen @ Fresh from the...

I’m definitely going to have to give these a try! I don’t even know if I’m a malt fan, ha!

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

I want a whole dozen of these to eat by myself….not kidding LOL


Malt me, girl. Big time. Love it.

And they just opened a BW3 near us too and I’m afraid to go because I used to live down the block from one in Chicago and my consumption was insane. 1 dozen mild wings plus buffalo chips, with cheese, on the regular. So I better just not even start, because let’s be honest, I don’t have that 23-year-old metabolism anymore. I-yi-yi.

Coco in the Kitchen

I baked some chocochip cookies over the w/end!
Your have that malted milk I love. Gotta do some
more baking. 😉


Love these! They look perfect 🙂

Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen

Running to the kitchen to whip up a batch right now! Yumo

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts

I could totally use like ten of these right now. Pretty sure I’m addicted to cookies too!

Elizabeth, 3D-Sweets

Can. Not. Wait. Tomorrow is going to be a delicious day, I can just tell!


That looks awesome!! I can taste the malt right now! Hmmm! Definitely pinning this


Yummy start to the week – great cookies. Keep it up!!

bridget {bake at 350}

Those are absolutely gorgeous!!!


That humungo container of malted milk powder I just bought is going to good use this week!


Use unsalted butter?

Kammie @ Sensual Appeal

I’ve never actually used malted milk before but it is an interesting thought for a recipe like this. The cookies look so fluffy and delicious – so very welcoming to be bitten into, I am definitely drooling. That chocoalte looks like it is about to melt a bit too. Man… I am so craving chocolate now. This is too awesome!

Jamie @lifelovelemons

Malted?!?! AMAZING! I bet these have such a wonderful, unique flavor! Thanks so much for sharing!


I made these yesterday and now I am making them again today! I am happy to have this recipe to add to my collection of favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes!!! Thanks!!

Cindy B

I made these tonight and they were delish! Love the flavor of the malt.My husband and son loved them too. Very easy to make.

Erika Beth

I CANNOT wait to make these!

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Who happens to be in possession of some malted milk powder?! Yeah! 😀 So happy I picked that up in the US.

Only I’m afraid that I’m going to hoard it. Because that’s just what I do. I hoard things for years and then a month before I leave for the US, it’s, “Oh… I have 7 bags of peanut butter chips. I guess I can use them now…”

I will try not to hoard my powder and make these! They’re so thick and perfect looking.


These are sooo beautiful but I don’t have malted milk powder! Is it necessary or is there something I can substitute it with?


Well I found malted milk powder 🙂 However, I tried it in some milk.. and it tasted very strange. Will it taste differently in the cookies? When I read this recipe I was thinking the cookies might have a hint of Whoppers taste to it and I’m thinking the milk tasted weird because it wasn’t chocolate flavored or anything.


BTW sorry for all the questions lol I’m 9 months pregnant and just can’t bring myself to make something from scratch unless I know I’ll love it but these look amazing and I’m craving chocolate chip cookies hardcore.

Sherien Ramzan

I am in love with you and your recipes…….God bless you and keep going 🙂 🙂


Can I leave out the mated milk? Should I replace it with extra flour or what?! Thanks so much!!!

Kena Ramirez

Hi.. I can’t find malted powder, any substitute???


Just made these today because I was trying to use up a huge container of malted milk powder. These were delicious!! The tips were excellent, thank you!