Malted chocolate chip cookies are pretty darn irresistible. Grab a glass of milk and go to town!

Cookies spilling out of pink dotted treat bag, with additional cookies and milk in background.

My husband loves chocolate chip cookies. I think he actually gets a little annoyed when I make different types of cookies. Okay, but here’s the problem with this scenario… I’m a food blogger.

So here’s my solution: I keep a bag of frozen whole wheat chocolate chip cookie dough balls in the freezer so that he can pop a couple in the oven whenever he wants them. He can even make them in the toaster oven. Sometimes I sneak one and eat it raw. Don’t tell my mom.

So since the freezer is stocked for him (because I’m the best wife ever, naturally), I can experiment a little with new and fun flavor combinations. I love these lemon clementine crinkle cookies, or these coffee cookies with clove, but they’d be way too weird for my husband.

This time I must not have had dough stocked in the freezer because I didn’t stray too far from his favorite.  That’s my other trick, beyond the frozen dough. Try to change things up just a leeeetle bit and hope that he won’t notice. It usually doesn’t work, but I give it my best shot nonetheless.

Malt chocolate chip cookies with additional cookies in background along with a glass of milk.

To try to pull a fast one on him this time, I went for a subtle malt flavor in these cookies. I just love drinking a chocolate malted milkshake so I wanted to bring that malted milk flavor into the classic chocolate chip cookies. Don’t you love the combination of the malt flavor and chocolate? It’s a match made in cookie heaven.

It’s a match made in milkshake heaven too, but that’s a different conversation for a different day. Unless you can have both the cookie and the milkshake. Then do that. Definitely do that.

Closeup of cookies on white marble surface with chocolate chips scattered about.

I like a flatter, chewy cookie but if you like a thicker cookie, you can increase the flour content slightly – try 1/2 cup more flour or quick oats for a thicker cookie. If you’re looking to go a different route entirely, try these insanely easy Cool Whip cookies!

Grab a glass of milk and enjoy!

Cookies spilling out of pink dotted treat bag onto white marble surface.

Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 4 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 27 minutes

Malted chocolate chip cookies are pretty darn irresistible. Grab a glass of milk and go to town!


  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup malted milk powder
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus additional for garnishing, if desired


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing until combined. 
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together all dry ingredients except chocolate chips. Add dry ingredients to butter/sugar mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350℉. Using your hands, roll dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment or Silpat baking mat and top with 3-4 extra chocolate chips, if desired. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  4. Let cool on baking sheet for about 2 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely. Continue process until all dough is baked. 
  5. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

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This Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe was originally developed by me for Food Fanatic.