Malted Milk Ball Chewies

I bought a large container of Whopper's at the store the other day, with the intention of making cookies with them.  I naively left the box on the counter - thinking them safe - and returned to find the box nearly empty.  There was just one, lonely little malt ball looking up at me, wondering where the rest of his malted friends had disappeared to.  Naturally, I put the little guy out of his misery and popped him in my mouth, letting him join the fate of his friends.  Now I had to return to the store and buy another box. 

I should have learned my lesson and made the cookies as soon as I got back home, but again I procrastinated, this time stashing the box on top of the refrigerator - thinking myself sneaky.  I should have known I live in a house of candy sniffing pro's.  This time, I intercepted the culprits when the box was only half empty, and managed to salvage the rest to make my cookies.  The result was a thin, chewy cookie with hints of malt balls.  It was very good, and the texture would make a great ice cream sandwich.  In fact, I may go to the store to buy ice cream just for that reason.


Malted Milk Ball Chewies

3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2  cups all purpose flour
1  cup quick-cooking oats
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
2 cups malted milk balls, coarsely chopped
3/4 cups pecans, finely chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F.  In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugars together at medium speed until creamy.  Add the eggs and vanilla, mixing until blended.  In a medium bowl combine the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt.  Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing well.  Stir in the chopped malted milk balls, and if desired pecans.  Drop by tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-12 minutes, depending on how crisp you like your cookies.  Let cool for 1 minute, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.



Susi's Kochen und Backen said...

Those are some great looking cookies, and you are right, they seem perfect for making ice cream sandwiches with them! Great pictures as well :o)

Kim (Liv Life) said...

Malted milk balls were my favorite treat when I went to the movies when I was little. It was the only time I got them, and they are still pretty darn high on my list (behind the Butterfinger...). Interestingly, my family doesn't like them at all. I've printed your recipe anyway though and will eat these by myself if necessary. :)

Anonymous said...

I used to love whoppers, but I haven't had them in such a long time. It may be time for me to try them out w this recipe. Sounds amazing!

Lynn said...

yum! that sounds delicious!!! I want to eat these with ice cream too!! :)

4evaRisa said...

What a great idea - malted milk balls in cookies. Mmmm...

I guess you learned your lesson - bring home malted milk balls and bake immediately.

Vicki Bensinger said...

Malted Milk Balls are probably my favorite chocolate candy treat. In fact I ate them daily while I was pregnant with my daughter and funny thing they're one of her favorites even at the age of 21 years.

Thanks for sharing this recipe. We'll definitely have to try them before she heads back to school next week.

Anonymous said...

Just introducing myself, your blog is great! Malted milk balls are my favorite candy and it was thrilling to see them in cookie form, I will be making these for sure!


Pam said...

This is new to me and sounds great! Love those malted milk balls and you did it up perfectly. I'm new here and like all the great things I see on your blog, and will be checking out that pie below. Thanks for this cookie recipe!

Eastlyn and co. said...

Oh my, the cookies and the fact that they contain Whoppers caught my attention right away! New to your blog. Just stopped by for a visit. Will definitely have to join the fun! -EW

Tonya @ What's On My Plate said...

So cute and they sound tummy!

Tiffany S. said...

Looks and sounds delicious!

Terri said...

These look so good, I am saving this recipe to try out soon. Thanks for sharing.

Thibeault's Table said...

Yum. These will be great made with Maltesers. A malt ball sold in Canada and England. One of my favourite chocolate candies. Definitely on my must try soon list. Thanks, Ann

Anonymous said...

Yum! I love malted milkshakes, and I'm sure that these cookies would not disappoint either. Super creative :)

Anne said...

Those look wonderful! What a great idea to add Whoppers to cookies. I have a similar pro in my house, but I'm glad you were able to stop them in time to make these cookies! :)

Cristina said...

I can't even imagine how these cookies must taste! I am very much looking fwd to making these.

I believe this is the first time I've visited your lovely blog...luv the recipes you're sharing here.

Thank you for visiting my blog earlier. :)

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