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.
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.