Monday, January 2, 2012

Malted Mint Chocolate Cookies

When I was about 13 my best friend lived right down the street from Pitt Street Pharmacy, a retro-style pharmacy/diner. Whenever we'd ride our bikes down there, she'd get a chocolate shake and I'd get a mint chocolate chip malt. Sounds weird but is absolutely delicious!
I got some mint chocolate chunks on sale a couple weeks ago and decided I needed to use them in this recipe, as well as add some malt. The cookie is delicious and fudgy and I will definitely be making them again soon!
I got these on sale because the main grocery store that I shop at only has them seasonally, but I believe Wal-Mart has them year round.

Malted Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from Annie's Eats

1/2 cup butter, cold and cut in chunks
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup malted milk powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups mint chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350 and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk together flour, malt, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time, then beat in vanilla. Mix in cocoa powder. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture until just combined, then stir in chocolate chunks.
Drop rounded tablespoon amount onto cookie sheets, and bake 9-10 minutes, until edges are set. Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks.

Makes about 56 small cookies.

1 comment:

  1. They look fantastic Ryan! And I love trips down memory lane via food :D