Malted Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

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So, you know, I’m working on this little book.

And I need things to photograph.

So I stuffed a vanilla malt into a chocolate chip cookie and poured myself a glass of milk.

Suddenly I found myself elbow deep in this buttery, crumbly, malt-y, weird looking but seriously wonderful dough. And then I ate a few dozen half-baked malt cookies. Hmm? Book? Oh yeah, that.

But seriously.

Cookie Dough

Just to clarify a few things, the recipe calls for one cup of Crisco. No substitutions.

There are two types of chocolate chips. Not optional.

And don’t get out your whole wheat flour, okay? I’m sorry, but come on. Just don’t do it. Not this time.

One more thing. This is vanilla malt flavor inside a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie, and for that reason it’s not the kind of recipe you want to mess around with.

This is, however, the kind of recipe you want to stash away in the vegetable drawer for a munchie sort of Wednesday night. So get your Crisco and go. Three two one go. Do it now, five four three two, four three two one. Go. Now.

Malted Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Malted Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Serves: 24
  • 1 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 1¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup malted milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine first 5 ingredients. Beat for 2 minutes. Add egg.
  2. Combine flour, soda, and salt. Gradually add this to the creamed mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chunks and chips.
  3. Shape into 2 inch balls and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 8-12 minutes. Middle should be slightly underdone and still puffy when you remove them from the oven.

It was all for the book, though. Really.

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  1. Can I write a book with you? I’ll just do the cookie-making/eating part, you do the writing. Really, it’s ok. I’ll make the sacrifice. And I’m thinking that in this “eat more veggies in the New Year” craze, I’m going to say Crisco is a veggie. Yeah, that’s right. It’s vegetable fat. I’m going to get my spoon.

  2. you know what’s random…NEVER in my adult life have i bought Crisco, ever.

    Until 2 days ago.

    I keep seeing recipes that call for it with…cookies. Add yours to the list. I will be trying it now!

    • I don’t use Crisco a whole lot when baking, but after having these cookies… it’s worth keeping some on hand!

  3. Blog is the New Black says:

    I LOVE malted anything… awesomeness!

  4. These look so chewy and delicious!

  5. Those cookies are SO FAT and I am SO in LOVE with that!

  6. These look kind of like pillow cookies. Have you seen those before? Like chocolate chip cookies with a brownie inside – that kind of pillow cookie. Yeah, you should make those too!

  7. Thanks for that no-substitutions-comment. You’re absolutely right:) Loving these cookies!

  8. i don’t like malted milk balls, but milk powder? for these cookies? i could give it a whirl. :)

  9. Mmm I finally found a bottle of malted milk powder but have yet to use it, these cookies sound divine!

  10. I can’t say I’ve ever bought Crisco but these may change that. A fat gooey cookie turns me on. haha, yes I did just say that. 😉

  11. These cookies have haunted me since you posted the pic on facebook!! They look so soft and chocolaty! LOVE!

  12. Oh yes please, these look amazing! I just wish I had all the ingredients in the house right now :(

  13. These look like they belong in a bakery! Picture perfect!

  14. Wow, these look super tasty!

  15. I love using malt powder! Why have I never thought of putting it in chocolate chip cookies?!! They look delish. Can’t wait to try them!

    • I know – someone recently introduced me to dumping spoonfuls of malt powder over ice cream (but not blending). So so good!

  16. That big bowl of chocolate chunk filled cookie dough is killing me! I’ll take that and a spoon!

  17. I haven’t used Crisco in forever! I guess I could make an exception for cookies that look this perfect!

  18. Allen Mork says:

    How about throwing in a few of these into my birthday present as well?! They look awesome!


  19. Oh. My. Goodness. Those cookies look beyond delicious. But where can I find Crisco in the UK??? Are you really sure about the no substitutes?

    • I was totally joking about the no substitutions – I just didn’t want people to go trying to make them healthy or anything. :) Do you have something comparable to vegetable shortening? Crisco is just shortening. For this recipe I used a butter flavored kind, and that might be harder to find, but you could try it with regular shortening or just butter!

  20. Lizabeth K. says:

    If I got treats like this I might be able to find more time for 4th graders! 😉 (Mostly kidding)

  21. I definitely agree; sometimes, it’s totally necessary and mandatory to bring on the fat and sugar. :)

  22. Yum these look amazing! And so does just the raw dough :-)

  23. I seriously need to stop reading your blog when I’m hungry. Yummy!

  24. Mmm I love chocolate chunks in cookies. These look and sound just amazing!

  25. Oh. My. Word.

    I need these immediately.

  26. I don’t think this dough would even make it to the baking stage at my house. It looks so yummy. Come visit us. We have a great low fat crockpot recipe and tomorrow roasted veges with grape seed oil!

  27. Michael Wilson says:

    Correct me if I read this wrong, but you want me to preheat my over for 30 minutes?

  28. Do you pack the brown sugar?

  29. I never made cookies with Crisco until I got married and discovered it’s my mother-in-law’s cookie secret. I can’t justify it all the time…but totally love the splurge when it’s in my cookies. I can only imagine how fantastic the malt flavoring is in the mix too!

  30. These are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! And the photo of the dough in the bowl? It looks like cereal. The most wonderful cereal in the world!

  31. WOW – this is what I call cookie perfection. They almost look too good to eat.

  32. This recipe looks so so nice! One thing though, I’m from England and have never heard of ‘Crisco’?! What is it?xxxx

  33. Thank you Pinterest for letting me discover pinch of yum!! I want to try baking these cookies so badly – i have Crisco butter flavor, but where do i find malted milk powder? I live in the Philippines too =)

    • I would try Ayala Metro or some other big grocery store like that. I haven’t seen it here, but I haven’t been looking. I bet you could find it at a larger grocery store! :)

  34. Why add chocolate syrup? Does it make the cookie sweeter or more chocolatey…change the texture… I just don’t want to muddy the contrast between chocolate chips and dough.. :/

  35. I made these cookies today….. yum yummy yum!!! I loved everything about them! So easy to make…and so delicious! Thank you for such a great recipe :)

  36. Berenice says:

    Hi, can I use chocolate malt powder instead?

  37. Hi Lindsay. I love the look of these cookies and would love to try them, however, one problem – I live in South Africa and I have never heard of crisco! What is it? I see that your recipe says no substitutions but could you bend the rules for those of us that can’t get crisco? :-). Also, chocolate syrup…can I just use chocolate sauce? Thanks. Kim

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