When I was a very young girl, I can remember my parents making vanilla malts for me and my siblings as a special treat. Vanilla ice cream, a splash of milk, malted milk powder and a dash of vanilla extract. They would even add a raw egg for extra richness before the days when salmonella became a big concern. What made it even more memorable is that we each had a special cup for our malts. Mine was blue with penguins on it. I ♥ penguins.
Needless to say, I’ve loved malt from a very young age. I don’t care what people say about it being old-fashioned. And with these cookies, I get to have chocolate and vanilla in one bite! This recipe took a few workings, but I finally got the soft, chewy texture I was looking for and the frosting tastes just like ice cream. The first tryout of my malt cookie fell flat (literally) so I turned it into a cookie cake. Take those lemons and make lemonade!
Chocolate Malt Cookies
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Cookie base loosely adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction