Chocolate Malt Cookies

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My husband loves malt. He is the kind of guy who orders a chocolate malt with extra malt. Every once in a while, he likes to make malts at home too. So when I was trying to think of a good cookie to make today, I spotted the jar of chocolate malt powder in our pantry. My wheels started turning and I thought I’d give it a shot and see if I could make chocolate malt cookies.

They turned out so good. I’ll be the first to admit that they look a little unassuming and plain, but trust, these are no ordinary cookies. They’re like Whoppers in cookie form. And speaking of Whoppers, if I’d had some on hand, I definitely would have added about a cup of crushed ones to the batter. But that is not at all needed to get the full flavor.


Chocolate Malt Cookies

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Cookies


  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup chocolate malt powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and sugars until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat another minute.
  • In a small bowl, add the flour, malt powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine. Add slowly to the mixing bowl and mix just until incorporated.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoons onto cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.


Want to take these awesome cookies one step further? They make the best ice cream sandwiches ever! They are the perfect combination of crispy and chewy and they hold up perfectly when smothering ice cream.
Plus, these cookies and ice cream…it’s like a chocolate malt you can hold in your hand and eat with your fingers. Trust me, if you like malt, you need to try these cookies!