Malted Peanut Butter Cookies

6 Sep

I love a good deal.  I always sign up for email newsletters to get coupons.  Do I use the coupons? Very rarely.  For a while I found a couple good things off Groupon but honestly my inbox is inindated with junk email.  Do I want a pre-marital counseling video?  How ’bout 80% off laser hair removal?  Those super cute shoes that are way too expensive are back in stock….  I just can’t resist opening them and checking out every one just incase it’s the perfect deal.

Why do we do this to ourselves?  Sign up for all this stuff we barely use.  I mean my cupboards are full, my closet is really full and my inbox is full.  I think it’s time to start purging.  Fall Cleaning.  So I am saying good-bye.  I am saying good-bye to you guy from Africa that wants me to send you money.  Good-bye to you mortgage broker who we fired but still get your junk mail and finally good-bye to you online store that has the shoes I adore that are WAY outta by budget.  I will miss you but I am moving on.  Now I have things like Twitter and Pinterest to occupy my time.

Now that I’ve rid my self of all that junk I can make room for these cookies.  I was at Home Outfitters (buying more stuff) and saw Reece Malt Balls.  Oh ya you know I had to get some.  So here are my Malted Peanut Butter Cookies.


The malt ball are crunchy and chewy and the cookies are rich and super duper peanut buttery.  Oh man it’s a perfect combo.  These went fast.  Like super fast.  Like I really think you could make these and they wouldn’t make it to the storage container.  Yes, they are that good.

Malted Peanut Butter Cookies – adapted from Vanilla Sugar

1 c malted balls chopped – I found Reece ones but the plain would be fine too
1 c all natural peanut butter
3/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbs malted milk powder

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Move rack to the middle of the oven.  Line cookie sheet with parchment.

Mix peanut butter and sugars until well blended.  Crack egg in a small bowl and beat.  Mix into the peanut butter mixture.  Add malted milk powder and baking soda by sprinkling, not dumping, it in the bowl with the peanut butter and mix.  Fold in the chopped malt balls.  Cover and let sit in the fridge for 3 hours or over night.  I know but it’s worth it.  I stuck mine in the freezer but the mixture gets pretty crumbly.  It just takes a tiny bit more work to get them into the rolled ball.

Roll a tablespoon of cookie dough and put it on the cookie sheet.

Bake 8 – 10 minutes.  Do not over bake.


One Response to “Malted Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. Karly September 7, 2011 at 4:19 am #

    These sound so yummy! My daughter loooooooves Whoppers and I bet she'd go nuts for these cookies!

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