These cookies are easy and super yummy! The frosting is made with cream and sugar and hardens after about an hour so they can be stacked. The cookies themselves are really good without the frosting. You can really taste the malted milk. You will need regular malted milk, and chocolate malted milk if you want the frosting to be chocolate. You can use regular malted milk if you want the frosting to be more vanilla like.
On with the yummyness!
Malted Milk Cookies with Whoppers Frosting:
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For the cookies:
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup malted milk powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter melted
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons real vanilla
For the frosting:
- 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 6 tablespoons chocolate malted milk (or normal malted milk if you don’t want chocolate)
- 1/4 cup whipping cream, plus more if needed
- 1 cup Whoppers candy coarsely crushed
1. Combine flour, malted milk powder, soda, powder and salt in a medium bowl.
2. Cream the cooled butter and sugars with a mixer until smooth. Add the eggs, yogurt and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Mix in the flour mixture until smooth. Refrigerate the dough for about 2 hours so it can firm up.
3. Preheat oven to 357 degrees. Add parchment paper to a baking stone or sheet. Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scooper drop about 6 cookies onto the baking sheet. The cookies spread large, so make sure you place them far apart.
4. Bake the cookies until golden brown around the edges but still soft on top about 10-11 minutes. Let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for about 3 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
5. In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, add the 6 tablespoons of chocolate malted milk, confectioners sugar, cream, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Whisk until smooth. Add more whipping cream until smooth and spreadable.
6. Crush your whoppers in a large zip lock bag using a heavy plastic cup like so…
7. Spread the frosting on a cookie and sprinkle some Whoppers on top. Lightly press the candy into the frosting. Let the frosting harden. The cookies will keep at room temperature in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days.
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