Malt. Malted milk balls. Malted milk shakes. Now transform that into a cookie.
You know what I’m talking about?
Even if you don’t like malt, (like the hubby) you can just make these without the malt powder and they work. Because I did that. Yeah, I’m fond of my man enough to not add malt. But for me and the girls- we got all malty.
Of course, without the malt powder you have to call them chocolate sandwich cookies. (duh)
man, oh man, cookies are great models. Especially ones filled with fluffy malt frosting. I wish I had a few malt balls to toss in with the pic. Better yet- I should have crushed some up and put em in the cookie dough. What’s that they say about hindsight?
After Halloween, I will buy my kids’ malt balls and make these again. Yes, BUY their Halloween candy. Would you just give your candy away if you were eight? Candy is money when you’re a kid.
Now, this dough is simple. You can make it up in about 15 minutes. Really. Even less time if you pre-measure your ingredients and have them in those little bowls like they do on the cooking shows. But, who wants extra dishes? Not me.
Yes, folks you can mix it by hand, too. Great for when there is a power outage. Just hope the power is back to bake em. No, you can’t mix it with a silicone-dollar-store spatula. Use a fork. Like me! Then scoop it all out with your spatula onto wax paper, like this:
Roll up your dough into a tasty brown log, and place in the fridge for an hour or so…
This comes out best if you use a mixer. Hand held is fine. No worries.
Pretty soon you will be doing this:
woah. Now doesn’t that just look goooood?! I am drooling right now, but too busy to get my booty up to eat one. I will after I publish this. Just to let you know, after I filled them all, I licked my little knife clean. It was yummy. Ugh I sound 5.Yummy? Sometimes you just have to describe things like a 5 year old.
I never heard of anyone going down a roller coaster and saying “Oh my goodness! This is so extraordinarily exhilarating!” No way! We all say “Weeeeeeeeee!” Go ahead, say yummy and weeeee it’s okay to be 5.
To make these:
3/4 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
combine until fluffy
Now, mix in 1 egg white and 1 tsp vanilla
add to that: (combine together first, then add to the butter mixture)
1/3 c cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c flour
Mix well, and place on wax paper, roll into a log and chill for 1 hr.
Slice into 1/4″ thick circles, and bake at 350 for 7 minutes.
For the filling:
5 tbs butter (unsalted)
5 tbs shortening
3 c powdered sugar
3 tbs cocoa powder
3 tbs malt powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1-2 tbs half n half, milk or cream
Mix well until fluffy. You may add more or less liquid to desired consistency.
Spread between cooked cookies and enjoy!