Malty choc chip cookies

Malty choc chip cookies

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins


Makes 20
Try these easy, chewy chocolate chip cookies with malted milk - pop in the biscuit tin or cookie jar for up to 5 days

Nutrition and extra info

  • uncooked dough only

Nutrition: per cookie

  • kcal186
  • fat9g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.3g


  • 140g butter, softened



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 100g soft light brown sugar
  • 2 medium eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 200g plain flour
  • 175g malted milk drink powder (we used Horlicks)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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  • 100g bar dark chocolate, chopped
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    Dark chocolate

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  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment. Beat the butter and sugars in a bowl until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs one at a time.

  2. Add the flour, malted milk drink powder, baking powder and a good pinch of salt, then stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a dough. Tip out onto the work surface and gently knead in the chocolate. Divide the mixture into 20 pieces, roughly the size of a whole walnut. Roll each piece into a ball and place on the baking trays, leaving plenty of room for the cookies to spread. Flatten each ball slightly with your hand.

  3. Bake for 10-12 mins until starting to turn golden brown on the edges. Remove from the oven, leave on the baking tray for 5 mins to cool slightly then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Will keep in a cake tin or cookie jar for up to 5 days.

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krysjude's picture
20th May, 2020
Made these yesterday, while they taste nice they just melted into one giant cookie. Definitely something wrong with the recipe, would probably go just one egg and probably miss out the caster sugar as Horlicks is quite sweet anyway.
6th Apr, 2020
We found the mixture too sticky to knead so resorted to spoons, maybe use one egg, although there are a lot of dry ingredients.
12th Feb, 2019
Was really looking forward to making these after reading all the rave reviews, but I have to say we found them really bland, and not that sweet (we used dark choc chunks). Now I have most of a jar of Horlicks that I don’t know what to do with. They weren’t that malty either :( (yes, I used the correct amount). Such a shame, bit of an anti-climax.
3rd Sep, 2018
Did what previous posters suggested and used 250g of flour. Still had to handle the dough with 2 spoons but the cookies turned out delicious and the malty smell is wonderful.
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Hollie Robertson
30th Aug, 2018
I made these and they were delicious! I’d recommend adding 250g of flour rather than the 200g stated. I also made half a batch using milk chocolate and they made the most delicious and sweet biscuits.
6th Feb, 2017
So easy to make! However, do add more flour as it can be quite sticky! They tasted amazing!
25th Sep, 2015
Nice malty taste without being overpowering, however do add more flour as you see fit.
9th Sep, 2015
Although I weighed everything as stated, these came out completely flat! Mixture appeared too runny. I think they need more flour and perhaps half an hour chilling in the fridge before cooking.
15th Apr, 2015
We substituted Chai Latte and milk chocolate Easter eggs and can highly recommend it. My 10yo old daughter made these with almost no supervision, great starter recipe
21st Nov, 2014
Really easy, super delicious - enjoyed by all the family. My mixture was too sticky to roll into balls but blobs on tray turned into lovely cookies.
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