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Chocolate Malt Cookies

I love malted milk balls and I thought they would be awesome in a cookie. Turns out, so did other people, as a quick search on recipezaar.com [1] turned up this recipe [2]. I was disappointed, however, that the dough wasn’t chocolate, which I thought was the obvious choice. So I came up with a chocolate version which is posted below. These cookies achieve that perfect crunchy-crumbly texture and are extra chocolate-y. Next time, I might leave out the milk balls altogether- when they are baked, they deflate and become little hard nuggets in the cookie, which, although the taste is that of delicious milk balls, the texture is kind of a distraction in the context of the cookie.

Chocolate Malt Cookies

1 c. butter, softened

3/4 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. granulated sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

2 c. flour

1/4 c. cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)

3 Tbsp. malted milk powder (I used Carnation’s)

2 c. chopped malted milk balls