Malted Milk Ball Cookies

I find myself a bit addicted to those malted milk balls known as ‘Whoppers.’ They really must be Whoppers. There’s a local market here that sells malted milk balls in bulk form and they just don’t taste as fabulous as the original.

In fact, I’m rather fond of all things that are malt… there’s the obvious:  ice cream malts (though vanilla is best because you can really taste the malt) and a rather fabulous Malted Mousse Cheesecake that I made last Easter, and then there’s these Malted Milk Cupcakes that I’m dying to try.

Most recently, I whipped up Malted Milk Cookies.
The recipe calls for malted milk powder- look for it at your market… you will find it by the hot chocolate or the powdered milk (ask if you can’t find it). It’s not Ovaltine… it’s a white malted powder- Carnation is the brand I have.

You’ll need Whoppers too. Wow, who knew they came in Strawberry and Peanut Butter flavors too? Ew. I think I’ll stick with the chocolate ones.

These are some good cookies. Chocolate is the flavor that is prominent here. You can taste the malted milk a little bit, and the added chopped up malt balls help. When I make them again, I’ll add even more malt balls… perhaps strategically placed onto each dollop of cookie dough. A bonus about making these cookies? You’ll have extra Whoppers rolling around in your kitchen :)

This recipe can be found HERE.

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40 Responses to “Malted Milk Ball Cookies”

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    patsyk — March 26, 2009 @ 5:58 AM

    Baking cookies for the guys poker game tomorrow night… printing off the recipe so I can add these to my baking for tonight!

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    Maria — March 26, 2009 @ 6:00 AM

    Last night we were at the store and my hubby wanted to get some malted milk powder to make a frozen yogurt shake. Since I wasn’t feeling like a treat, I said no:) Oops! Now I want to go back and buy the powder to try these cookies. Maybe we can have shakes with the cookies, that would be really bad, but so good! Love this recipe!

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    Elle — March 26, 2009 @ 6:06 AM

    I love cookies! Malted milk ball cookies? Heck, yes! Delicious–I’m sure the kids would love them, too.

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    Nick — March 26, 2009 @ 7:23 AM

    Did I just see you say “ew” to peanut butter? I hope not….Although I can’t stand Whoppers to begin with so the PB ones may make them even worse, yet somehow I can see the cookies tasting excellent.

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    KatieG — March 26, 2009 @ 6:29 AM

    YUM! I will have to check if the original Whoppers are peanut free.

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    Elyse — March 26, 2009 @ 6:34 AM

    I totally need to get some malted milk powder! These cookies sound so awesome, as does that cheesecake you mentioned above. Man oh man, I really need to board the malt train; I feel quite left behind.

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    michelle — March 26, 2009 @ 7:37 AM

    I dont know how I found you, but I did! I”m OBSESSED with whoppers. My husband asks me at the end of the week, how many boxes I ate! HA. I have a large box right now, but I try to spread it out throughout a few days! FOR REAL. I will be attempting this recipe! I just started a new cooking blog, so im glad to find you!

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    Laurie — March 26, 2009 @ 6:57 AM

    Oh my gosh Lor.. totally yumness!

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    lisaiscooking — March 26, 2009 @ 7:49 AM

    I’m a huge fan of malted milk balls, and I love all the flavors! These cookies look amazing.

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    Hallie — March 26, 2009 @ 8:39 AM

    Oh no, the peanut butter malt balls at Henry’s (is that where you shop?) are SO good. It’s not flavored with PB, its just a layer of peanut butter wrapped around the malt ball and then dipped in chocolate. Bulk bins are awesome because you can get away with only getting one or two of the little treasures :-)

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    RecipeGirl — March 26, 2009 @ 8:57 AM

    Hallie- YES- it’s Henry’s I’m talking about. Don’t like their regular bulk malt balls at all, but will have to try the PB ones!!

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    marguerite — March 26, 2009 @ 9:01 AM

    Wow!! Those look cool!

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    jennywenny — March 26, 2009 @ 9:18 AM

    If you want a real treat then try maltesers, they are awesome. They are a little lighter than whoppers. I’m sure shakespeares has them!

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    Nicole — March 26, 2009 @ 9:34 AM

    Oh I am going to have to DEFINITELY try these!!! I love love love malt! I won’t even drink a shake. Not worth the calories if it isn’t a MALT! I can eat a bag of robbin’s eggs allllll by myself!

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    Zoë François — March 26, 2009 @ 9:42 AM

    These are genius!!! I adore malted milk balls!

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    Sarah — March 26, 2009 @ 9:51 AM

    I’m a sucker for anything with malt in it!

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — March 26, 2009 @ 10:10 AM

    My neighbor makes these cookies and OMG they are so incredible – I find myself standing outside her door pacing until they come out of the oven!!

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    Deseree — March 26, 2009 @ 10:38 AM

    Omg! I have been experimenting with adding things to cookies lately but whoppers never even crossed my mind. I am definitely going to have to try these. Thansks for sharing!

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    Paula — March 26, 2009 @ 11:48 AM

    I’m addicted to the malted milk balls too. If I eat one its all over! These cookies wouldn’t stand a chance!!! I’m going to keep an eye out for malted milk powder. Thanks for the great recipe:)

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — March 26, 2009 @ 12:31 PM

    Strawberry whoppers? I can’t imagine what those might be like. I think I’ve tried peanut butter ones, though – in high school I worked at a candy counter (dangerous, I know!) and we had a good variety of malt balls. These cookies have got to be addictive, esp with the malted milk powder!

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    Sandie — March 26, 2009 @ 12:39 PM

    There are 4 people in my home who would love to taste-test these cookies…I better get busy!

    P.S. Never seen those other flavor whoppers—I can’t even imagine what they would taste like!

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    snooky doodle — March 26, 2009 @ 1:48 PM

    these cookies look so good. I m craving some now ! Ilove malted milk balls

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    ingrid — March 26, 2009 @ 1:56 PM

    You know I don’t like malted milk balls (whoppers) but I do love vanilla ice cream malts! Duh, didn’t even realize there was a connection. Will have to give malt a try!

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    Janet — March 26, 2009 @ 2:13 PM

    ~*sigh*~ this is torture! I want them all, the cookies, AND the whoppers!

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    Cyndi — March 26, 2009 @ 2:13 PM

    I went to grab an old jar of malted milk powder from my cabinet – it was so old it had solidified! Guess I need to get a new one.

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    Heather — March 26, 2009 @ 4:02 PM

    ohhh yum. those cookies look amazing!

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    Donna — March 26, 2009 @ 4:07 PM

    That is too funny, you have the whoppers on your picture also!! They look fantastic!

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    The Duo Dishes — March 26, 2009 @ 4:29 PM

    We’re seeing double today! Dine and Dish did a version of these too. You’ve got double the chocolate though. :)

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    megan — March 26, 2009 @ 5:28 PM

    It doesn’t seem like easter without the malted milk balls. I bet these cookies are killer!

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    nina — March 26, 2009 @ 6:54 PM

    I made these cookies before and the recipe I used asked for milk powder and yes, malted milk balls…….it was so yummee. I like your picture…although I don’t think I had some many malted balls left for a photograph!!!

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    alex — March 27, 2009 @ 2:22 AM

    hei those cookies are absolutely lash, now my douther wants me to make them with her.
    Thanks for the idea..

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    Eliana — March 27, 2009 @ 3:32 AM

    Whoppers melt my hear and bring me back to Halloweens as a kid when I’d make myself sick from eating so much candy. And these cookies look wonderful but I’m not sure I can handle extra whoppers laying around the house. Summer is just around the corner ;)

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    VeggieGirl — March 27, 2009 @ 3:25 AM

    NOSTALGIA ALERT!!! Malted milk balls were amaaaaaazing :-D

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    Amanda — March 27, 2009 @ 3:30 AM

    Oooo I have malted milk powder, had to buy it for the Whopper Ice Cream I made a while back. That was awesome :) I’m going to have to try these cookies!

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    CakeSpy — March 27, 2009 @ 8:21 AM

    A combination of all things awesome. Great idea!

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    Jenni — March 27, 2009 @ 11:37 AM

    Oh, dear–would it be bad to eat 12 of those at one sitting?! I love Whoppers. We used to make a wonderful vanilla malt ice cream at the restaurant; I wonder why we never thought to put it in a cookie?!

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    cakebrain — March 27, 2009 @ 1:48 PM

    Whoppers are indeed my childhood favourite too! I always love a malted when I go to the mall. I haven’t had one in ages! The cookies look yummilicious!

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    Ashley — March 27, 2009 @ 6:30 PM

    These sound awesome! My husband loves all things malted, so I must try these :)

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    Wendy — March 29, 2009 @ 6:03 AM

    Steve’s Ice Cream, (A Massachusetts Brand) used to have a malted vanilla icecream that I’d get with a butter brickle mix-in. Heaven!

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    Colleen — March 30, 2009 @ 10:16 AM

    My father LOVES Whoppers so I must make these for him!