Who's ready for Easter? Some people like cadbury eggs and others, like myself,
like love the malted milk eggs. Of course I had to make malted milk cookies to go with my favorite Easter candy. I love the little patches of frosting grass on these cookies. So. Stinkin. Cute.
If you don't want to get fancy with your cookies, just go plain Jane. These malted milk cookies still taste incredible without all the fancy schmancy decorating. Better than incredible, actually.
The cookie is really chewy and I love the crackled tops. The flavor of malted milk is definitely pronounced through the cookies. That's a great thing since that's what I was going for. They have a slight crunch, but more chewy than anything.
My son, Lucian, who will be four in June has taken a real interest in helping mama in the kitchen. He was extremely excited to make the Easter cookies with me. He helped pipe the frosting grass on some of the cookies and add the tiny egg sprinkles. His favorite part was getting some green on his fingers. He's all boy.
Sometimes you need a cookie that's a little different than the norm. That's this cookie. I originally was a little disappointed at how thin they were since I was going for a peanut butter blossom look. I didn't expect much else since I put a load of malted milk powder into the cookies, but once I ate
one 3 or 4, I knew that this recipe couldn't be more perfect.
So I made another batch. Then another.
Here is the frosting and tip that I used for this project.
Malted Milk Cookies
- ½ cup butter room temperature
- ¼ cup shortening
- ¼ cup light brown sugar packed
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¾ cups cake flour
- ½ cup malted milk powder
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 30 malted milk eggs optional
- green frosting optional
- Egg sprinkles optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, add in the butter and shortening. Mix on medium until combined.
- Add in the brown and granulated sugars. Mix on medium until light and fluffy. This will take about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the egg and vanilla and continue to mix on medium until incorporated.
- Add in the cake flour, malted milk powder, cornstarch, and bakind soda. Mix on low until everything is incorporated.
- Using a small cookie scoop, scoop cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Leave about 2 inches for the cookies to spread.
- Place in the oven to bake for about 6-7 minutes. If you make larger cookies, bake for about 10 minutes until the edges are lightly browned.
- Immediately place a malted milk egg in the center of each cookie and let cool.
- Once the cookies are completely cooled, place the green frosting in a piping bag with the grass tip. I used a premade green frosting and the tip number is 233. Pipe grass around the eggs and add some egg shaped sprinkles!
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Nutmeg Nanny says
These are so cute and perfect for Easter!
Thanks, Brandy! They were by far my favorite Easter cookie!
These cookies are just precious. And I adore malted anything. Yum!
Thanks, Melanie! I've been on a malted kick lately!
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files says
I JUST had this convo with my husband last night..I love Robin Eggs just for the fact that they are speckled and pretty. But they are just malt balls. Either way I want these cookies and the robin eggs!
haha! That's so funny. The cookies are amazing!
Chris @ Celebrations At Home says
These are so cute and simple. Right up my alley!
My hubby is going to love these! I've got it pinned. Thank you!
Thank you! I hope he does love them!
Now if your little guy was smearing green icing all over his face, that would be quite an adorable picture! How sweet of him to help in the kitchen--he's a smart kiddo.
These cookies are decorated so exquisitely--nice job!
I stick with chocolate chips since I just don't have the knack. Ice cream pie I can do, but cookies are not my forté.
Thank you, Kirsten! He's always helping and messing making in the kitchen with me! I love making cookies. They are always so simple!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
These look and sound so good! Then add the adorable decorations and you have yourself an extraordinary cookie! Yum!
Thank you, Patricia! These were definitely my favorite Easter cookies.
Ashley (QLCC) says
These are two cute! I love the little nests 🙂
Thank you, Ashley!
Almost alarmingly adorable. And so delicious-sounding! 🙂
Thank you, Jessie!
Heather | girlichef says
I am a sucker for absolutely anything malted - I just love that flavor profile. These are incredibly adorable, my kids would love them!
Me too! Thanks, Heather!
I'm going to make these! They look wonderful and I love the malt flavor. I bet they would taste good with coconut. Do you think you can make more recipes with malted milk powder or anything with malt?! I would adore you! Thanks for the recipe.
Hi Moriah, I bet they would taste great with coconut! Since you're so sweet and said you'll adore me, I'll definitely be making more recipes in the future! I would say keep an eye out in the next couple of weeks!
Do you think this would work with chocolate malted milk? My dad loves the chocolate.
Yes, I think it would! Let me know how it turns out if you make them!
You will get a better product if you cut the soda back to 1/2 tsp and add another 1/2 cup of flour. They will be softer and you won't taste the soda so strongly.
Thanks for the tips, John.