Malted Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 12 - 16
Crisp at the edges and chewy in the middle with nutty tones of malt and giant milk and dark chocolate chunks. Pretty close to cookie perfection. The dough benefits from an overnight rest in the fridge but you can bake straight away if you prefer - the cookies may spread a little more.
  • 140g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 100g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 25g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large free range eggs, lightly whisked
  • 185g plain white flour
  • 175g malted milk powder (I used Horlicks)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 150g chocolate, chopped (I used a mixture of milk and dark)
  1. Cream together the butter and sugars in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Slowly incorporate then eggs, a little at a time.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, malted milk powder and baking powder then fold into the wet mixture. Fold in the chocolate then wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate overnight.
  3. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 180 C/160 C fan and line two large trays with baking parchment. Scoop tablespoon-sized dollops of dough onto the trays, at least 5cm apart, and bake for 10 - 12 minutes, until crisp and golden at the edges and just set in the middle.
  4. Remove the cookies from the oven, allow to cool on the trays for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Will keep in an airtight container for several days.
Recipe by thelittleloaf at