Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Night Recipe - Treats for Peeps

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
AND
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.

12 comments:

  1. OMD OMD OMMilkballs and Cookie and OMD they sound amazing.... Never EVER heard of doing this one... What a COMBO...

    Drip Drool Drip Drip...

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  2. OMD!!!!! OMD!!!!! GROOOOOOOOSSS!! Ma is droolin'!!!! Nothin' grosser than peep drool!!!! She said somethings abouts chocolate balls being DELISH! AND in a cookie??! yummers! Abby, I thinks your Moms should have made you some biscuits while she was at it...amirite?
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  3. Our mom is drooling too. She just loves malted balls.

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  4. Oh MY DOG!!! those cookies sound PAWSOME!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  5. Get those non chocolate ones out DOUBLE quick. Looks like Dog Vader may just faint from hunger!

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  6. Hari OM
    OMDness Abby - not even a taste-test in case of inedibles??? Trust me darlin', I read the recipe - nothing inedible in there!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  7. Oooooh, our mom LOVES malted milk balls!!!!!
    Cammie!

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  8. Those cookies look sooooooooo good! I might just have to stop at the store for the ingredients and make them this weekend.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting.

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  9. I will hop on the dark side...for that cookies I would do anything... I even would take a bath :o)

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  10. OMD! Mom is seriously licking my computer screen! Make her stop NOW!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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