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Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the year of birthday festivities and not just for myself. I recently spent a weekend celebrating a friend and was enlisted as part of her party favor crew. She wanted to share one of her favorite cookies with everyone -  The Pioneer Woman's Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies - so we rolled up our sleeves and got to baking.


On the surface this seems like a fairly standard cookie recipe and part of its beauty is its simplicity. The only difference, and it's something new to me, was the addition of malted milk powder. Apparently this is something readily available in the grocery store - Nestle makes it under its Carnation brand. I'm familiar with Horlicks and Ovaltine powders and I wonder if they would work.

The malted milk powder adds an extra but subtle something that takes it beyond the standard chocolate chip cookie. Although these look like thin crispy cookies, they actually have a nice chew. I don't know much about the science of baking but I wonder if these…

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