Can’t get enough of those crunchy chocolate-covered malt balls? Then these cookies are for you! With melty chocolate chips and crunchy Whoppers nestled in the perfect buttery cookie dough, these whoppers chocolate chip cookies pack a punch of flavor!
How the Malted Chocolate Chip Whopper Cookies Came to Be
These Whoppers Chocolate Chip Cookies are to die for! It’s hard to improve on the irresistible malt crunch of a Whopper, but when you add melty chocolate chips and the perfectly baked cookie to go with them, then wow! You’ve got a real winner!
Missy tested a malt cookie for a long time. Adding malted milk powder to a cookie is a tricky problem and the results were often variable. The solution to this was to add Whoppers malted milk balls. It adds all the malt flavor you crave, plus a bonus bit of chocolate.
I love to make these. Chopping the Whoppers is the most difficult part and it only takes a few minutes. I like to chop them in half so there are big chunks of malt throughout the cookies. If you want smaller pieces, you can cut them smaller or roughly crush them. When you make the dough, it will be a very sturdy dough and seem a little drier than you’d think. It bakes up perfectly though!
Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe Ingredients
- Sugar & Brown Sugar – Using both provides the perfect balance of sweetness.
- Egg yolks – Help make this cookie smooth and chewy. If you want a recipe to use up the extra egg whites, try our Classic Cream Puffs or Stacked Cracked Pavlova!
- Vanilla – Balances the chocolate and malt flavors together. I like to use Watkins Baking Vanilla in this Whoppers Chocolate Chip Cookie.
- Chocolate Chips – We love to use semi-sweet chocolate chips in our family, but feel free to use milk chocolate chips, if your heart so desires. We just love the added chocolate to these malted milk cookies.
- Whoppers – The star of this cookie! These provide the delicious malt flavor and awesome crispy-crunchy texture within the chewy dough.
How to Make a “Whopper”ing Good Cookie
- Chop the Whoppers. I like to chop them in half so there are pretty big chunks of Whopper throughout the cookie. You can chop them smaller or place them in a bag and roughly crush them if you prefer smaller pieces.
- I recommend using a durable stand mixer, like a KitchenAid mixer, for mixing these cookies. The dough is sturdy and can be hard to mix by hand. If you are using a hand mixer, you’ll probably need to stir the chocolate chips and Whoppers in by hand with a wooden spoon.
- Once you’ve added all of the ingredients, the dough may seem extra dry, especially compared to most other cookie doughs. It’s meant to be this way because of the malt in the Whoppers and it will spread when it bakes.
- After you’ve scooped the dough onto baking sheets, don’t forget to top with extra chocolate chips and Whopper pieces. This highlights what the cookie contains and makes it look extra delicious!
Enjoy this delicious, fun twist on a classic chocolate chip cookie, our malted chocolate chip cookies with Whoppers!
Looking for more delicious chocolate chip cookie recipes? Try these:
- #1 Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Bars
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 C (8 oz) salted butter
- 1 C (7 oz) granulated sugar
- ½ C (4 oz) light brown sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 T water
- 1 T vanilla
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 3 C (13.5 oz) all-purpose flour
- 1 C (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 ½ C (11 oz) Whoppers Malted Milk Balls, chopped into halves or thirds
- Preheat oven to 375*F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Chop Whoppers into halves or thirds. Set aside.
- Using a stand mixer, cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together. Add egg yolks, water, and vanilla and mix well.
- Add salt, baking soda, and all-purpose flour. Mix then add ½ C chocolate chips and 1 ¾ C Whoppers, setting aside the rest for topping. Mix until combined. Dough will be dry.
- Use a #30 cookie dough scoop to scoop cookie dough onto baking sheets. Top with a few chocolate chips and Whoppers pieces. Bake for 8-11 minutes until lightly browned on edges.