Malted Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

by Erin

These cookies are one of my all-time favorites. Chewy, with peanut butter and chocolate chips, and malted milk flavor. 

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Have you ever made a cookie so good you want to eat the entire batch all at once before they have the slightest chance to age? These cookies fall under that category.

So soft and chewy, with a hint of malted milk and filled with both milk chocolate and peanut butter morsels – because it is pretty much blasphemy to make a dessert without peanut butter in my kitchen.

I ended up mailing a bunch of them to my friend Megan for her birthday – and she was as addicted to them as I was!

Malted Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies on cooling rack

“Oh sweet glorious cookie of mine. I’ll just have one more… Okay for real just one more. Crap I want another. I need to go to the gym before I cave and sit down on the couch with the entire batch on my lap. Then after I work out I can totally justify one more ;-).” – Seriously that happened.

Every time I have made these cookies since the first, I honestly have the same reaction all over again. They are a huge hit among everyone who is lucky enough to try them too. 

Post updated 7/26/20, photos above and below are the originals.

Speaking of cookies, anyone who was involved with The House Of Mews Bake Sale needs to check out this month’s issue of The Lamplighter, a newspaper released in Midtown of Memphis where the House of Mews is located. There is an article on page 8!

Thanks so much to everyone who contributed!

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Yield: Approximately 3 dozen
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1 cup butter flavored shortening, room temperature
  • 1-1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup malted milk powder
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 cups peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, blend together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add malted milk powder, egg, chocolate syrup, and vanilla, blending until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this to the creamed mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in peanut butter chips and chocolate chips by hand.
  4. Shape into 2 inch balls and refrigerate for 30 minutes (or overnight).
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until edges become to brown. Middle should be slightly underdone and still puffy when you remove them from the oven.
  6. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Source: Adapted slightly from Pinch of Yum.

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Liz @ Books n' Cooks July 29, 2020 - 7:19 pm

I’ve never baked with malted milk powder, but I’m def going to be looking for it so that I can try out these cookies!

Medeja July 3, 2012 - 4:52 am

I love the ingredients and I definitely love the way these cookies look.. :) yummy!

Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate May 10, 2012 - 8:12 pm

MMM, these sound amazing. And I even have malted milk powder in the house!

Unfortunately I do know exactly what it’s like to want to eat a whole batch of cookies… and end up doing it. When it comes to cookies I have no willpower at all. Peanut Butter chips are dangerous!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust May 10, 2012 - 6:32 pm

Wow, I would never have thought of those two flavors together but NOW I WANT TO. :)

Kristina May 10, 2012 - 9:08 am

Hahah o no, these sound too dangerous to try! I have about zero will power when it comes to warm gooey cookies :) I LOVE the malt flavor and the peanut butter in these, these cookies sound SO. GOOD. !!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 8, 2012 - 8:19 pm

You kill me with these delicious recipes! I want a cookie! I miss your Lunch Box Peanut Butter Cookies!

spiffycookie May 8, 2012 - 8:37 pm

Those were great too!

Anna May 8, 2012 - 5:01 pm

I’ve never tried these with peanut butter cookies, but I have some in the pantry!

Steph@stephsbitebybite May 8, 2012 - 12:07 pm

I can’t imagine opening my mailbox and finding these in them! I’m so jealous!!

Emily @ Life on Food May 8, 2012 - 11:38 am

I pretty much want to eat the whole batch of cookies each time I make cookies. These look lovely, so many extra good things added.

Kim - Liv Life May 8, 2012 - 11:05 am

So I have to go with Olivia’s dance team to Las Vegas is 6 weeks…. these are definitely NOT on my menu plan! But, Oh… I’m SOOOOO tempted!!! Brilliant!!!

Vicki @ WITK May 8, 2012 - 10:54 am

I have a big bag of malt powder that just needs using up! Mmm, malt cookies… Yum!

Liz May 8, 2012 - 9:53 am

PERFECT cookies…I could just inhale these beauties!!!

Mel May 8, 2012 - 9:48 am

Mmmm…. these look like they could be deadly.

Tracey May 8, 2012 - 9:36 am

I was seriously just thinking I was going to make a batch of these today, but I don’t have any Crisco. Soon!! They look like my perfect cookies!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray May 8, 2012 - 9:14 am

Oh. My stars. That photo with the bite taken out of it is really the money shot…I’ve never used malted milk powder but these cookies look insaaaane.

spiffycookie May 8, 2012 - 9:14 am

You must! I want to make everything with malted milk powder now

Jen @ Juanita's Cocina May 8, 2012 - 9:06 am

It’s the malted chocolate. It sucks ya’ right in! LOL!

Katrina May 8, 2012 - 8:54 am

Ooh, those do look really good!


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