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Malted Choc Chip Cookies

5 Star, Biscuits | 2nd May 2014 | By

When I came across a recipe for malted cookies by Ruby Tandoh in the Guardian one week, there was no doubt I would have to make them. I adore anything malty, be it malt loaf, Horlicks or Maltesers. This was a recipe to be torn out and kept. Of course when it came to it, I had to change it a bit, adding wholemeal flour and chocolate were a must. I didn’t want to have egg whites floating around the place, so I used a large whole egg instead of yolks only. I also changed the quantities, 8 large biscuits or 14 small ones just didn’t seem enough, especially as I wanted to take them up to the New Forest with us on a visit to CT’s mother.

Malted Choc Chip Cookies

This is how I made:

Malted Choc Chip Cookies

  • Creamed 150g unsalted butter with 100g vanilla sugar.
  • Added a pinch of rock salt and creamed some more.
  • Beat in a large egg.
  • Sifted in 225g flour (half wholemeal, half white), 1½ tsp baking powder and 90g Horlicks.
  • Stirred until all incorporated, then added 50g milk chocolate chips. Stirred until just combined.
  • Left in cold kitchen to firm up for 20 minutes.
  • Formed into 25 balls the size of a large walnut and placed on a baking tray well apart from each other. Flattened the dough slightly, then baked at 180°C for 12 minutes when the biscuits were risen and golden.
  • Left to cool slightly, then removed onto a wire rack to cool completely – apart from one which I just couldn’t help sampling straight away.

Warm from the oven, these made me one very happy person. Once cooled they were crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Maltesers in biscuit form. Comfort food exemplified. Need I say more?

I am sending these over to Laura at I’d Much Rather Bake Than … for her Biscuit Barrel event. She has chosen favourites for this month’s theme and as I’ve already mentioned malty flavours are a firm favourite of mine.

As I bookmarked this recipe the moment I saw it, I am sending this off to Bookmarked Recipes with Jac of Tinned Tomatoes.

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    Johanna GGG
    2nd May 2014

    Sounds wonderful – my dad was a great lover of malt so I probably inherited it. But I have never got into horlicks – it was always milo for us (a chocolate malt milk drink) so when we had a neglected jar of horlicks recently and were not sure about what to do with it, we finally threw it out. I now wish I had had this recipe at the time

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      Choclette
      4th May 2014

      Yes Horlicks is rather tricky. I adore it, but as I don’t drink a lot of milky drinks, it tends to sit in the cupboard, go damp and then be thrown out. Keep meaning to use it more in baking as it works so well. We have milo here too, but I prefer Horlicks!

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    Vohn's Vittles
    2nd May 2014

    I adore malt food too but strangely can’t stand malt drinks. This will be a brilliant way to use up that tub of Horlicks that’s been in my cupboard for forever! x

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      Choclette
      4th May 2014

      Oh yes do Vohn and chocolate malt cake is a good way of using it too – recipe somewhere on the blog.

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    Laura Denman
    2nd May 2014

    These sound deliciously different and like something I would enjoy. I really ought to start baking with wholemeal flour more for added texture and flavour. And the health benefits of course!

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      Choclette
      4th May 2014

      Thanks Laura. I grew up with wholemeal flour, so I’m in the habit of using it. It’s white flour I find a bit of a novelty.

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    belleau kitchen
    2nd May 2014

    oh hello!… malted flavour is perhaps my favourite flavour… these are divine and perfect for a rainy weekend, which i’m expecting, so do send these over quick-sharp please!… x

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      Choclette
      4th May 2014

      Yes me too Dom – well that and salted caramel and …! Sorry they all disappeared before I had a chance to send you any 🙁

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    Jo
    2nd May 2014

    These sound lovely. If “maltesers in biscuit form” doesn’t tempt anyone to make these I don’t know what will!

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    Kate Glutenfreealchemist
    3rd May 2014

    These sound and look amazing! I get quite depressed when I see malted biscuits this good, because I know they are soooo delicious (and we can’t eat them!). Darn!!!!

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    Kate@whatkatebaked
    4th May 2014

    I too saw this recipe in the guardian and have torn it out-always good to hear how others have got on with published recipes!

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      Choclette
      4th May 2014

      Well I did mess around with it a bit Kate – can’t help myself. But they were very moreish!

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      Choclette
      6th May 2014

      I’m not aware of a chocolate horlicks, but then I’ve never looked for it Fiona. I expect they’ve probably done it at some point.

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      Choclette
      6th May 2014

      Thanks Dannii – can’t think of any malty flavours I don’t like, although I’m not a great beer drinker.

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    Karen S Booth
    4th May 2014

    LOVE malted milk so I am sure that these biscuits would go down a treat with my afternoon cuppa Choclette!

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    Janice Pattie
    5th May 2014

    Very professional looking biscuits, Choclette. I don’t think there is such a thing as a bad biscuit, but these look particularly good.

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      Choclette
      6th May 2014

      Well all I can say is, you’ve never had Ship’s Biscuits then Janice! But thank you for liking these 😉

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    Charlotte Charlotte'sKitchenDiary
    6th May 2014

    Oh wow, these sound divine. There is something so delicious about anything malted…I can’t have it in the house. Although I think I will make an exception and try these, they sound too good. They look so lovely, too.

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