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Double Malted Milk Cookies — Soft and chewy malted milk cookies loaded with Whoppers and chocolate chips! One of my favorite malted milk powder recipes! 

Double Malted Milk Cookies — Soft and chewy malted milk cookies loaded with Whoppers and chocolate chips! One of my favorite malted milk powder recipes! 

Double Malt Cookie Recipe 

I was never that into Whoppers until last Halloween when I snagged some from my daughter’s stash. And ever since then, I cannot get enough of them.

I think it’s because they’re different than other candy. They’re crispy and crunchy, yet ultimately they just melt in your mouth.

And no other candy has that very unique malted milk flavor. As a kid, I wasn’t really a fan of the malted taste, but apparently my tastes have changed because I love it now.

Double Malted Milk Cookies — Soft and chewy malted milk cookies loaded with Whoppers and chocolate chips! One of my favorite malted milk powder recipes! 

For the cookies, I used both malted milk powder and Whoppers for a double hit of malt. The cookies aren’t overly malty tasting and although it’s subtle, it sets them apart from the average cookie recipe.

The recipe is loosely adapted from my M&M’s Chocolate Chip Cookies. I cut back on the flour a bit, and instead added 1/2 cup malted milk powder and also increased the vanilla pudding mix to 1/2 cup.

Between the malted milk and the vanilla pudding, they’re the creamiest cookies I’ve ever made. The raw dough is amazingly awesome and I was tempted to just eat the dough because it’s so rich, creamy, and wonderful.

I’m glad I did bake the cookies because the Whoppers turn extra crunchy (but not in a tooth-breaking way) and create a fabulous texture dichotomy. The buttery soft, tender, creamy cookie dough that’s studded with big chunks of crispy Whoppers is so addictively good.

Double Malted Milk Cookies — Soft and chewy malted milk cookies loaded with Whoppers and chocolate chips! One of my favorite malted milk powder recipes! 

I added enough semi-sweet chocolate chips to balance the milk chocolate from the Whoppers. Two kinds of chocolate are always better than one.

The cookies are very soft, but also very chewy. If you like chewy cookies that you can really sink your teeth into, combined with all that crispy texture from the Whoppers, you’ll love these.

Normally I have one or two of the things I make and re-home the rest since I bake something 6 days a week, but I hoarded these. I loved them.

Double Malted Milk Cookies — Soft and chewy malted milk cookies loaded with Whoppers and chocolate chips! One of my favorite malted milk powder recipes! 

What’s in the Malted Milk Cookies? 

To make this malted milk dessert recipe, you’ll need:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Malted milk powder
  • Instant vanilla pudding mix
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Whoppers
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Double Malted Milk Cookies — Soft and chewy malted milk cookies loaded with Whoppers and chocolate chips! One of my favorite malted milk powder recipes! 

How to Make Malted Milk Cookies

This recipe is very similar to your average chocolate chip cookies. Cream together the wet ingredients, then add the dry. Gently fold in the Whoppers and chocolate chips. 

After scooping the dough, you must chill it before baking. The cookies are already prone to spreading since there’s not a high ratio of flour to wet ingredients.

The pudding mix and malted milk powder are dry ingredients, but don’t behave like flour does to prevent spreading, and baking with warm dough will cause the cookies to spread and bake way too thin and flat.

Double Malted Milk Cookies — Soft and chewy malted milk cookies loaded with Whoppers and chocolate chips! One of my favorite malted milk powder recipes! 

Can I Substitute Maltesers? 

I believe Maltesers are the European / UK equivalent to Whoppers, so you should be fine to use them in this recipe. 

Can the Pudding Mix Be Substituted? 

If you don’t have instant vanilla pudding mix on hand, you can try replacing it with 2 teaspoons cornstarch. 

Double Malted Milk Cookies — Soft and chewy malted milk cookies loaded with Whoppers and chocolate chips! One of my favorite malted milk powder recipes! 

Tips for Making Malt Cookies

Matled milk powder is typically sold near sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, hot chocolate mix, and pancake syrup in most any grocery stores.

I bought the 12-ounce ‘carton’ size of Whoppers that’s sold in the candy aisle, and only used about half for the cookies. The rest you get to eat.

If you don’t have pudding mix, malted milk powder, or Whoppers available, this unfortunately isn’t the recipe for you. There’s no way to substitute for these ingredients, but I have dozens of other cookie recipes instead.

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Double Malted Milk Cookies

By Averie Sunshine
Soft and chewy malted milk cookies loaded with Whoppers and chocolate chips! One of my favorite malted milk powder recipes! 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 26 minutes
Servings: 15 large cookies
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Ingredients  

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks)
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup malted milk powder
  • ½ cup instant vanilla pudding mix, not sugar-free and not ‘cook & serve’, OR use 2 teaspoons cornstarch in place of pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt, optional and to taste
  • 1 ¼ cups Whoppers, halved or coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large mixing bowl and electric mixer) combine the butter, sugars, egg, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until creamed and well combined, about 4 minutes.
  • Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the flour, malted milk powder, pudding mix, baking soda, optional salt, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
  • Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the Whoppers, chocolate chips, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.
  • Using a large cookie scoop, 1/4-cup measure, or your hands, form 15 equal-sized mounds of dough, roll into balls, and flatten very slightly. Strategically place some of the Whoppers and chocolate chips toward the top of each dough mound for increased visual appeal. Check the undersides of each mound of dough and make sure there are no large Whoppers pieces that will bake directly on the baking sheet; reposition them or shield them with a bit of dough.
  • Place mounds on a large plate or tray, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to 5 days. Do not bake with unchilled dough because cookies will bake thinner, flatter, and be more prone to spreading.
  • Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray. Place dough mounds on baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart (I bake 8 cookies per sheet; these cookies are prone to spreading so don’t crowd).
  • Bake for 11 minutes, or until edges have set and tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked, pale, and glossy in the center. Cookies firm up as they cool.
  • Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before serving. I let them cool on the baking sheet and don’t use a rack.

Notes

Storage: Cookies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 355kcal, Carbohydrates: 49g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 43mg, Sodium: 312mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 32g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. In some countries, what you call “Whoppers” are called “Maltesers” :-) They sound like the same thing! Both chocolate covered malt balls…. Also was wondering whether milo powder can be used instead of malt milk powder! (Milo powder is common in Australia and many South-East Asian countries)

  2. These will be perfect next week when I go buy all the Robin’s Egg that are 50% off! I love post-holiday candy purchases!

    1. I love those sales, too. Like after Xmas, who cares that the wrappers are red and green; most of the time when you unwrap them, the candy itself is the exact same anyway!

  3. I can’t stress enough how much I love Whoppers, especially putting them in cookies. After looking at these pictures, I think it’s about time to whip up a batch. Even though all I have in my cupboard are the Easter Robin Eggs Whoppers!

  4. I don’t each much candy or chocolate but whoppers is the one thing I do eat! Something about those round crunchy balls just gets to me! (Okay that sounds a bit dirty but you know what I’m talking about). And stuffing them into a cookie is just pure genius. If Jason catches a glimpse of this, he’ll be begging me to make this for him!

    1. I love it that Jason has a sweet tooth :) And I wanted to write so many things about the Whopper balls but found myself deleting and starting over so SEO wouldn’t totally come up all wrong! haha!

  5. I seriously LOVE whoppers! What a fantastic recipe and I love how large those cookies are. Yum! Also, I agree, two chocolates in a cookie are always better than just one. Pinned :) Hope you are having a great Sunday!

    1. Thanks for pinning & hope you’re having a great Sunday too! And skimpy, tiny cookies…why bother. I’ll just end up eating 3 whereas after 1 of these, I’m good :)

  6. I so agree about you malted candy assessment. As a kid I used to give it away. I wish I’d thought to give them to as good a baker as you. It might not have taken me so long to learn to love them. GREG