Growing up, sweets were not prominent in our home. They were rare, and looked forward to with much anticipation.
That is why I will never forget the first time I ever tasted a chocolate malt.
When I was small, my dad let me have a sip of his, and it was the best thing I had ever tasted.
The cold, thick, chocolaty goodness with a little extra…something, it was almost to much for a 4 year old to take.
I have tried every flavor of the Malted Milk Balls: the chocolate, the strawberry, the peanut butter, and when I order a chocolate malt, I always ask for extra malt.
I heart malt.
So when I saw that Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart picked Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops for TWD, I was ecstatic.
Most recipes tell you to sift your dry ingredients, and I normally don’t, because I hate sifting.
But for this recipe, I sifted.
It was for a Chocolate Malted cookie, after all.
I used my best bittersweet chocolate.
I thought that the peanut butter malted milk balls would be a super addition to this recipe, because we all know that chocolate and peanut butter go hand in hand, so I lovingly chopped them in half.
I carefully stirred in the yummies.
I faithfully munched on the dough, and let me just stop and say that this dough is out. of. this. world. good.
The malt powder in the dough, and the crunchy malted milk balls.
Well, I just couldn’t stop myself.
The dough was super fudgy and soft, so I refrigerated it before scooping it out.
Even after time in the fridge, it stuck everywhere…including my fingers.
That’s ok though, I know what to do with fudgy fingers.
But Internet, after they baked, I couldn’t taste the malt in the dough, the malted milk balls turned to caramel, and I was left with a cookie that is a shell of its former self: a nice chocolate cookie with wonderful chocolate chunks, and caramelized bits of you can’t tell what. The malt factor was gone.
I will not despair, though. I have a wonderful recipe, and I know how to eat dough.
If you want to try these great cookies, check out Rachel’s blog and grab the recipe there.