brown butter chocolate chip malt cookies

May 15, 2012

in Cookies

Don’t be deceived by the appearance of these brown butter chocolate chip malt cookies – though they resemble the classic chocolate chip, one spoonful of dough says otherwise (In fact, this dough is dangerous. It’s the kind of dough that must be baked into cookies immediately or you may find yourself, spoon in hand, standing over an empty mixing bowl).

If you like chewy cookies laced with nutty notes of toffee from brown butter and malt powder, you’ll fall for these. My hunt for the perfect chocolate chip cookie is over! P.S. There’s still time to enter my Williams-Sonoma gift card giveaway.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Malt Cookies
Adapted from NESTLÉ
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/3 cup malted milk powder
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Cook butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until it foams, turns clear, and then turns a deep brown, about 6 minutes. Pour browned butter into a glass measuring cup and chill in the freezer until solid, about 45 minutes. Remove from freezer to soften slightly.

Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Beat solidified brown butter, sugars, and vanilla in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and beat slightly, then beat in malted milk powder until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.

Form 1 1/4″ balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 9 to 10 minutes or until golden. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

Yield – 34 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)
Calories – 82
Carbs – 10

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1 Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) May 15, 2012

these sound soooo delicious! i will definitely be trying these soon!


2 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts May 15, 2012

Amazing! I could go for a whole stack of them right now!


3 Valerie May 15, 2012

Nothing compares to brown butter, especially when it’s used in baked goods! These cookies look amazing!


4 the wicked noodle May 15, 2012

This is my first time here and I like it here already! I just love the clean look of your site and the font is perfect. I’m also pretty sure that I will love these cookies!!


5 Sandra's Easy Cooking May 15, 2012

Now this looks and sounds like a cookie that I would eat even for breakfast :))) Great recipe and photos are yummy looking!


6 Katie {Epicurean Mom} May 15, 2012

Laura! These are FABULOUS!! I love malt anything, so these are my perfect cookie!


7 Suzanne May 15, 2012

I really like malt flavoring reminds me of my Dad when I was a kids made us malts all the time. I will have to try it in cookies I bet they are tasty.


8 Alessandra May 15, 2012

They look delicious and so classy!



9 Tanja (Tanja's Cooking Corner) May 16, 2012

This sounds and looks as MY type of cookie, these look mouthwatering!! Would love to have one- or two :D- with my morning coffee now :)


10 Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } May 16, 2012

These sound DIVINE! Brown butter and malt – now you are talking. Pinning NOW to make very soon. Have a wonderful day!!


11 Patty May 16, 2012

These cookies look and sound wonderfully delicious! I have to pick up malt powder;-)


12 Cassie May 16, 2012

Brown butter wins me over every single time. Love these Laura!


13 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 16, 2012

These cookies look fabulous Laura! Love your photos, too. You’re very talented!


14 Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin May 16, 2012

Oh.My.Wow. These sound like they may be the perfect cookie. I would definitely not be able to resist ‘sampling’ the dough – a few times! :)


15 Janelle E. May 16, 2012

Oooohh, these look fabulous!! :)


16 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) May 16, 2012

Oh, Laura. These cookies are a must-make for me. Brown butter and malt-winner! :)


17 Nami | Just One Cookbook May 17, 2012

Hi Laura! I love the look of these photos – looks a little retro-ish (if there is such a word)? I recently learned about brown butter. If I get these for mid morning cookie break, I think my day will be a lot happier and will last till kids go to bed!!! Wonderful recipe!


18 Living The Sweet Life May 17, 2012

I’m a recent Brown Butter addict and these are CALLING MY NAME!! yumm… great recipe :)


19 Jennifer May 17, 2012

These sound great! I need to buy some malt powder and give these a try. I’ve never made browned butter cookies, but it sounds like something I definitely need to try.


20 Katia May 17, 2012

Hi Laura! I’ve never been into cookie recipes like this, I’m so curios and I would like to try them all : ) They look mouthwatering!


21 Priscilla@ShesCookin May 17, 2012

Oh wow! These cookies would really go well with my detox tea :) I need a pick-me-up!


22 Baker Street May 17, 2012

Brown butter makes my heart sing! These cookies look fantastic, Laura. :)


23 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious May 17, 2012

This cookie recipe is a must! If only I could find some malted milk powder…


24 Jen L | Tartine ans Apron Strings May 17, 2012

Oh, Laura! You are killing me! I am dying to bake these!


25 Susan May 18, 2012

Yum, Laura! I had to laugh about not eating the whole bowl fo cookie dough!

Have a wonderful weekend!


26 Liren May 18, 2012

My kind of cookie! I love the brown butter!


27 Deborah May 19, 2012

I LOVE browned butter, and I’m totally loving the addition of the malt powder!!


28 Magic of Spice May 19, 2012

Oh my! These look and sound incredible…I adore brown butter!



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