Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies
I found the recipe for these cookies on Hannah Kaminsky’s BitterSweet Blog. It caught my eye because I love chocolate chip cookies, and I’m a huge fan of malt flavor. I was so excited to try them out!
I made these for some friends who were coming over to hang out for the evening, and I really appreciated how easy they were to make. When I’m baking during my “free” time, I’m not as up for making really elaborate recipes.
These came together in no time, and were the perfect batch size for four people, though I didn’t have any left over. You might want to consider doubling this recipe if you’re baking for a crowd.
The thing I loved most about these cookies was the incredibly soft and chewy texture. They kind of reminded me of Keebler Soft Batch Cookies (though I probably haven’t had those since I was in junior high, and I’d rather not try to figure out how long ago that was!). I’m guessing it’s the malt syrup that gives these cookies that amazing texture.
I do have to say though, that even though I love malt, I found it just a little overpowering in these. I think I might experiment with using just a touch less, or even subbing some brown rice syrup or molasses. I know that Hannah adapted this recipe, and I’m curious to try out the original. Don’t get me wrong – these are really, really tasty. But you know me; I can’t help but tinker!