Saturday, December 24, 2011

malted m&m cookies

The last few days of work I cleaned up my work computer.  Taking the bookmarks or files I would need.  Sadly after 13 years on the same computer there was not much I wanted or needed.  I took my bookclub reading list, my supper club matrix and a few recipes that I had bookmarked along the way (pre-pinterest).  I bookmarked these cookies back in 2005!  After 6 seasons of still thinking about them and coming back to the url I finally made them.  I am sad I waited 6 years to make these cookies.  They are a good classic cookie with a little twist with the malt powder.  The bake a little thin but, the inside is soft and chewy.  The festive green and red m&ms makes them stand out on a cookie plate and just perfect for hands of both kids and adults to enjoy.

We will be leaving a few of these for santa tonight.  Rumor is he likes these.

Hope you had a fantastic holiday season. 

malted m&m cookies
adapted: culinary in the dessert

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons shortening
8 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup malt powder
1 1/2 cups m&ms
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening and butter together.  Add both sugars and beat until combined.

Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until combined after each. Mix in vanilla. Add the malt powder and slowly mix until combined. Add the flour gradually and mix just until combined. Stir in m&ms and chips. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.

Drop dough by tablespoons onto baking sheets lined with silpat. Bake until golden and almost set in the center, about 10 to 12 minutes. Let cookies cool on the baking sheets about 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to completely cool.


sportsglutton said...

Looks great and love the addition of the malt.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

That Girl said...

It feels good to do a computer purge at the end of the year- cleansing! Merry Christmas!

Val said...

Cookie perfection!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Love Love cookies with malt powder in them. My son loves m&m;s so I should probably make this for the both of us just to keep me sane- right?

nancy at good food matters said...

We have a couple of malt lovers in our household, who would gobble these cookies up in a heartbeat! Good for you, doing the computer purge, and finally making these treats. Have a Happy New Year.

Culinary Collage said...

These sound really good. I think that malt powder would make them taste yummy!

Baking Serendipity said...

Definitely bookmark worthy :) These look perfect!

teresa said...

mmm, i love the flavor of malt, these look great! you've got a lovely blog!

Lizzy Do said...

Oh, my...these look amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous sounding cookies. Perfect for my grandkids. They will thank you for these.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous sounding cookies. Perfect for my grandkids. They will thank you for these.

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