Triple Chocolate Malt Cookies*

I am awesome at showers. It doesn’t matter if it’s a baby or a bridal shower, you want me as a guest. I rock at the games, especially the “guess how much toilet paper you would need to wrap around the pregnant woman’s belly” game. It’s probably because I have so much practice guessing if the jeans I just spotted on sale are going to fit after the giant pretzel I just inhaled.

I also always bring a fun, attention grabbing gift. Bridal Showers = Towel Cake decorated with ribbons. Baby Showers = Diaper Cake decorated with ribbons. No shower is complete without one of these monstrosities taking up most of the gift table.

I am also excellent at helping to convince your uptight guests that it’s perfectly acceptable to have a drink at 11am…. Oh, look everyone is doing it!….No, don’t worry, it’s only one glass…Have you tried the champagne punch yet? It’s divine!…   We all know that crazy aunts and your Mother In Law are all much more tolerable after they have a drink or two in them. That’s why even at a Baby Shower they include an alcoholic option. It just makes sense.

When I found out my blogging friend Amy, of Sing For Your Supper, was going to have a baby girl I was thrilled! She is going to be an amazing Mama! First, her doggie, Izzy, is even more spoiled than Brody. So obviously she knows how to keep things alive and to dress them in adorable outfits already. Secondly, she is from my wonderful home state of Texas and anyone from Texas is awesome at everything by default. Seeing as we live states apart, I knew I wasn’t going to get to help out in any of my usual Baby Shower ways. So when I got an email from Kelsey, of Apple A Day, about a virtual baby shower for Amy, I immediately said yes!

Amy will soon be welcoming a baby girl named Cassidy Grace! And what better way to celebrate a baby girl than with chocolate and pink ribbons? It’s just a given! These Triple Chocolate Malt Cookies are a deliciously chewy, flavorful cookie. By using a combination of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, and malted chocolate powder you end up with a delicious melding of chocolates. These keep well in an airtight container and would make a perfect lunchbox cookie!

Congratulations again to Amy and her husband Joel!


Make sure and check out the entire virtual bridal shower on either Kelsey’s or Amy’s blogs!



Triple Chocolate Malt Cookies

Yield: 16 large cookies

Total Time: 20 minutes

These Triple Chocolate Malt Cookies are every chocolate lover's dream. They use 4 different kinds of it's almost impossible to disappoint anyone! Try this deliciously chewy cookie today...or pack it in your kid's lunchbox for an awesome surprise!


  • 1/3 cup chocolate malted milk powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped milk chocolate
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpat.

In a medium bowl, combine malted milk powder, flour, baking soda. Set aside.

In stand mixer (or a large bowl), beat brown sugar and butter until crumbly. Add egg, vanilla extract, and chocolate syrup and mix until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.

Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients, stirring (or beating at low speed) until just combined. Do not over mix. Stir in milk and dark chocolate.

Using your hands, roll 2 tablespoons of dough into balls. Place dough balls 2 inches apart on baking sheet -- they do spread a lot. Bake for 14 minutes, remove from oven, and let sit for 5 minutes on baking sheet. Transfer to wire rack and let cool. Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.

Inspired by Cooking Light


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53 Responses to “Triple Chocolate Malt Cookies”

  1. 1

    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — November 15, 2011 @ 4:11 am

    These look delish! I love the pink ribbons…so pretty!

    And I’d love to have you at a shower…convincing people to drink at 11am? Sounds fun to me :)

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    Kathryn — November 15, 2011 @ 4:38 am

    These cookies would go down great at a baby shower and I love the cute presentation. So adorable.

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    Chiara @ The Wandering Cook — November 15, 2011 @ 5:25 am

    I love chocolate cips cookies… these look amazing! I just went to a baby shower… wish you were there to bring some booze to the party. There was none… it was a long afternoon.

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    Blog is the New Black — November 15, 2011 @ 5:45 am

    Second malt recipe I’ve seen today… LOVE malt… deeeelish.

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    Katrina — November 15, 2011 @ 6:41 am

    Mmmm these sound lovely! There is such a nice selection of goodies for this baby shower. Love it!

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    Bev Weidner — November 15, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    IDEA: Bring these to Jaden’s in 2 weeks! 😉

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    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh — November 15, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    Oh yeah babe. You had me at chocolate.

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    Brandy — November 15, 2011 @ 9:10 am

    These sound so good! I love malt, especially Thrifty’s Chocolate Malted Crunch ice cream!! mmm mmmmm mmmmm

    Ok, so my question, chocolate malt powder…where would I find that at the store? Is that similar to Ovaltine?

    • Jessica replied: — November 15th, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

      What?? I have never heard of Chocolate Malted Chrunch Ice Cream! That sounds amazing! Wish we had a Thrifty’s :-(

      And I have found it next to the chocolate syrup and also next to the hot chocolate. I think it depends on the store.

      I have never had Ovaltine before…so I am not sure how alike they are. But it will say right on the jar “Chocolate Malted Milk”! I have the Nestle/Carnation brand.

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    Shannon — November 15, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    These look awesome. I love the pink ribbon. So stinkin’ cute!

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — November 15, 2011 @ 10:20 am

    These look so delicious! Wishing I had one with my coffee right now…

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    Cassie — November 15, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    I absolutely love malt, especially in cookies, these are just lovely!

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    Lauren — November 15, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    Beautiful pack of cookies with that ribbon! Love the photos.

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — November 15, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    These look divine, and your photos are gorgeous!

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    Amy (Sing For Your Supper) — November 15, 2011 @ 11:06 am

    These look SO freaking awesome, Jess! Thank you so much for doing this for me- this shower has been so much fun (though I am sorry I missed out on one of your famous diaper cake monstrosities!)! 😉 Thanks for being a wonderful friend!

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    Kelsey — November 15, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

    Jess, these look fantastic. Too bad I’m even farther away than Amy. I’d love to scarf up a couple of these!

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    ashley — November 15, 2011 @ 12:22 pm

    these look absolutely fantastic! i’m going to have to try out this recipe!

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    Shawnda — November 15, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    You’re my favorite kind of shower guest! The cookies look great :)

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    JulieD — November 15, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    How fun! These cookies look wonderful!

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — November 15, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    I love, like L.O.V.E. love, malted milk powder! I’ve even been known to eat it by the spoonful straight.

    • Jessica replied: — November 15th, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

      I am now fighting off the urge just to try it straight with a spoon! You are pure evil! 😉

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    Julia — November 15, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    Oh, they are so pretty! I love love love malt.

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    emily — November 15, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

    Oooh, I just made a Coffe and Malt Malted Milk Ball Cookie recipe but these look even better! It’s fun to think alike with an *actual* great mind in the kitchen :)

    • Jessica replied: — November 15th, 2011 @ 3:25 pm

      Can you send some of those cookies my way? YUM! :-)

  22. 22

    Living The Sweet Life — November 15, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

    These are so pretty!! The pink, adds a really nice pop of colour. Also – – the cookies. OHMYWORD ~ yum!

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    Eliana — November 15, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    These could not look more delicious. And all tied up and cute I almost wouldn’t even want to eat them.

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    Brandy — November 15, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

    If there are RiteAid’s in Florida, they have Thrifty’s Ice Cream. I know they didn’t have Rite Aid’s in Texas when I lived there and boy did I miss my Chocolate Malted Crunch ice cream. I made up for it big time though once I moved back to California. Seriously better than anything. :) I’ll have to get the Carnation brand chocolate malt powder, I’m pretty sure now that you told me what brand you use, it’s similar to Ovaltine. I’m so trying these cookies this weekend, if they are half as good as the Biscoff cookies you made a while back then my ass is going to spread even more than it is. 😐

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    Wenderly — November 15, 2011 @ 4:36 pm

    These are precious! That pink bow just tugs at my heartstrings.

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    Suzanne (Kokocooks) — November 15, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

    So, can you come down if I ever have a baby shower thrown for me? I never got to have one for my first kid, so my friends feel cheated. Sounds like you would be a blast to have as a guest. Yummy looking cookies, as well!

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    naomi — November 15, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

    Great recipe and lovely photos!!!

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    Joanne — November 15, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    Congrats to Amy and also to us for getting to revel in these cookies! I’d say it’s a total win/win type of shower.

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    Jeanette — November 15, 2011 @ 7:13 pm

    Now that is an over the top chocolate cookie – and I just love the pink ribbon!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, inc. — November 15, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    okay these rock! Love them

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    Ann — November 15, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

    If I ever have a shower, YOU are invited! I’m horrible at showers and games. I don’t know why, but I stand around looking at all the frilly stuff, baby or bridal and feel like a bull in a china closet!

    I’d much rather cater than attend! These cookies are incredible!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — November 15, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

    Four different kinds of chocolate?! I’m all over that!

  33. 33

    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — November 15, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

    Wow! These cookies sound fantastic! You would never think something like that would be from Cooking Light!

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    Kayla @ Sheriff of the Kitchen — November 15, 2011 @ 11:59 pm

    What a sweet post in more ways then one. The cookies look beautiful, I wanna bake them but only when there are copious amounts of people ie. my family around so that they can eat them all up instead of me lol.

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    Nikki — November 16, 2011 @ 12:42 am

    Sounds like I needed you at one of my bridal showers 7 years ago. It was one of those awkward showers where all of the guests were friends of my husband’s who I hardly knew. Good thing I had two other amazing showers!

    Oh, and the cookies? Yeah, I could’ve used these, too, 7 years ago up until the present. :)

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    Adriana — November 16, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    I discovered malt powder last summer, and I can’t stop using it in cookies – it seems to render every recipe chewy (even brownies)! I haven’t tried making chocolate malt cookies yet, though, so these are next on my to-bake list.

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    Maria — November 16, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    So pretty and I am sure so delicious too:)

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    Liz — November 16, 2011 @ 11:05 am

    Now I’m hungry at 10 a.m. Not fair!

  39. 39

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    Paula — November 18, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    These would go so well with that champagne punch! Loving your photographs.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — November 20, 2011 @ 8:56 am

    I want you to come to all of my parties!

    These cookies look fabulous and such a nice post for the virtual shower:-)

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    Heather |Farmgirl Gourmet — November 22, 2011 @ 2:53 am

    Beautiful pics…the cookies look delish!

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    Christy — November 26, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    Did anyone try to make these? I did, twice and both times they turned into a big flat mess. Nothing like the photos above. I even bought and over thermometer to make sure the temp was right in my oven but same results…any tips?

    • Jessica replied: — November 27th, 2011 @ 11:00 am


      Sorry to not have responded to your comment, or email, sooner. I was out of town for Thanksgiving and completely checked out. 😉

      Anyways, I came home today and remade the cookies to double check that everything went ok. And it did…I had no issues. Here is a photo of the cookies from this morning:

      This recipe is originally from Cooking Light and I know that they also test their recipes multiple times before posting. So I really do not think the problem is with the recipe.

      Have you checked your baking soda to make sure it is still good? To test baking soda’s effectiveness: mix 1/4 teaspoon baking soda with 2 teaspoons of vinegar and the mixture should bubble immediately.

      Also, when baking cookies with baking soda only, the cookies need to go into the oven immediately. Baking soda starts to react and release carbon dioxide gas as soon as it is added to the batter and moistened. Did you possibly let it sit too long before using it?

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    Jessica — December 5, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    Hi Christy and Jessica,

    I made these cookies last night, and I ran into the same issue with them becoming quite flat after I take them out of the oven and am letting them cool!! I am definitely going to check and see if the baking soda is still good, but I know I used it with some tomatoes a couple weeks ago and it fizzled away.
    I rolled the first batch within a couple of minutes of finishing the mixture. These ones came out pretty flat. I then put the dough in the fridge while the first batch cooked, and the second batch came out a little thicker but definitely not a beautiful as in the photos. I’m gonna have to give it another go with a new box of baking soda tonight, cause I am gonna be making them as favors for my sister’s baby shower this weekend. So exciting!!!
    No matter what they looked like though, these still came out tasting absolutely delicious…thanks for such a great recipe and the great favor idea!!

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    Sarah O. — January 3, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    I just made these and had the same problem. They’re not so flat as to be completely crisp, they do have a very slight chew to them, and they taste all right, but they don’t look anything like the ones in the photo. Maybe we’re overmixing?

    • Jessica replied: — January 8th, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

      Hmm I wish I had an answer to the problem. I don’t know if it could be over mixing or if maybe magic was going on in my kitchen that day?? I’m glad they were still tasty!

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