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Malted Choc Chip Cookies

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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36 Comments

  1. sunita akter

    2nd May 2014 at 9:41 am

    Very nice work. I love this item. Thanks.

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  2. Johanna GGG

    2nd May 2014 at 10:09 am

    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 at 9:44 am

      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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  3. Vohn's Vittles

    2nd May 2014 at 10:34 am

    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 at 9:45 am

      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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  4. Laura Denman

    2nd May 2014 at 11:08 am

    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 at 9:46 am

      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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  5. belleau kitchen

    2nd May 2014 at 1:51 pm

    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 at 9:42 am

      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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  6. Librarian Lavender

    2nd May 2014 at 4:15 pm

    These cookies are looking so delicious!

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  7. Jo

    2nd May 2014 at 8:03 pm

    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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  8. Angie Schneider

    3rd May 2014 at 4:19 pm

    They look awesome!

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  9. Kate Glutenfreealchemist

    3rd May 2014 at 9:39 pm

    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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    • Choclette

      4th May 2014 at 9:40 am

      Oh no, does malt have gluten in it Kate?

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    • Kate Glutenfreealchemist

      4th May 2014 at 5:45 pm

      Unfortunately yes Choclette….. It is made from Barley for the most part! So sadly that also means most beers are out too!!!

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  10. Kate@whatkatebaked

    4th May 2014 at 9:08 am

    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 at 9:39 am

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

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  11. Jacqueline Meldrum

    4th May 2014 at 1:11 pm

    They look wonderful, I bet they really tasted great!

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    • Choclette

      5th May 2014 at 7:50 am

      Thanks Jac – sadly they are long gone and I feel more are needed.

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  12. London Unattached

    4th May 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Isn’t horlicks wonderful! Is it my imagination or is there a chocolate one too?

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    • Choclette

      6th May 2014 at 1:20 pm

      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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  13. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    4th May 2014 at 1:33 pm

    This sounds really good – I love malt too.

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    • Choclette

      6th May 2014 at 1:21 pm

      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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  14. Karen S Booth

    4th May 2014 at 1:39 pm

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

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    • Choclette

      6th May 2014 at 1:22 pm

      I’m sure they would Karen, thank you 🙂

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  15. The Caked Crusader

    4th May 2014 at 4:34 pm

    wow – they look so uniform and perfect; I can never get my biscuits that even.

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    • Choclette

      6th May 2014 at 1:22 pm

      Expect I just showed the best CC 😉

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  16. Janice Pattie

    5th May 2014 at 8:37 pm

    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 at 1:24 pm

      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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  17. Alison

    6th May 2014 at 1:15 pm

    oooh these look lovely

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  18. Charlotte Charlotte'sKitchenDiary

    6th May 2014 at 10:53 pm

    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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