COME TO THE DARK SIDE. WE HAVE COOKIES. . . .
It's going to be a cold weekend. Cold, grey, the perfect time to get caught up on chores around the house. But what do you do if you might get a couple of little storm troopers stopping by for a visit. Well, I have my usual kid tested recipes, toll house, oatmeal (of which I just made a batch as well). But this recipe is one that frankly, adults love. Especially the men folk.
Malted Milk Ball Cookies.
You start with a bag of Mountain Man Fruit and Nut Company Malted Milk Balls, not only are they delicious, like all of their products, they are twice the size of most. The chocolate coating is real chocolate (and you can get them in dark chocolate as well) and it's THICK, so it gets all nice and melty as it cooks. (And I probably shouldn't tell you about their dark chocolate covered "Teddy Graham" style cinnamon bears)The batter is your basic "toll-house" style dough. Rich with sugar, egg and vanilla.
Malted Milk Ball Cookies
1 stick butter
1 stick margarine (I used Blue Bonnet) If you use all butter, they're spread too thin, if you use all margarine they won't taste as good
1/2 capful of pure vanilla (yes, that's CAP, not CUP) about 1/4 teaspoon
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup regular sugar
Cream ingredients together with a hand or stand mixer until blended.
Add 3 SMALL eggs. (or two large).
Mix in 2 and 1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking SODA
1/2 teaspoon salt.
Throw in 2 and 1/4 cup chopped up malted milk balls. Place in rounded Tablespoon sized globs on a baking pan spray with non stick spray. This will make about 4 dozen cookies.
Bake at 350 F. for 8-11 minutes. It's a soft, tender cookie, slightly crispy around the edges from the butter. The malted milk balls? Well the center takes on a almost honeycomb like texture (sort of like sea foam candy if any of you have had that) and the chocolate melts really well and stays soft after cooling. Yum.
The Storm Troopers won't leave a crumb.
Dog Vader is giving me the Death Stare. I'd better get out a non- chocolate treat.