One taste and you’ll be hooked on these delicious Triple Chocolate Malted Cookies! Made with Malted Milk Powder and three types of chocolate, it is truly the perfect cookie.

Chocolate Malted Cookies on a white plate

When I first tried this cookie, I couldn’t believe how delicious it was. The irresistible combination of malted milk and chocolate makes these Chocolate Malted Cookies hands down one of my favorite cookies of all time.

The perfect Chocolate Malt Cookies

After years of making this cookie from a recipe I found from a magazine, I have successfully tweaked it into the true recipe perfected it is today. It’s the perfect chocolate chip cookie in every way! Chewy, soft in the middle, and so tasty.

I love to include Chocolate Malted Cookies whenever I’m doing a cookie swap or holiday cookie gifting. Because they are easy to make and taste great even days later, this is a great recipe to have on hand for any occasion.

close up of chocolate malt cookies on a baking pad.

Use Chocolate Chunks and Carnation Malted Milk Powder

The triple chocolate in the recipes comes from cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and chocolate morsels. I used to cut up pieces of chocolate for the morsels, but you can now buy Baker’s semi-sweet morsels and save the headache of chopping your own.

baker's chunks bag.

If you can’t find the chocolate chunks, you can always substitute extra chocolate chips or cut up Hershey’s bars.

Never used Malted Milk before? Well now is the time. It add a delicious depth to the cookie flavor. You can find Carnation Malted Milk Powder in the coffee section of your grocery store.

So many cookies, so little time! Get a head start and make these delicious cookie recipes that are great made ahead of time. To ensure proper flavor and texture, be sure to cool the cookies completely, then store in a ziplock bag in the freezer for up to two months.

Check out these delicious make-ahead cookie recipes:

How to Make Chocolate Malted Cookies

First, start with room temperature butter and cream it well with the sugars. Then beat in the egg, vanilla, malted milk powder, and cocoa powder. Whisk the dry ingredients and add to the batter stirring to combine. Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips and morsels.

Scoop into balls using a cookie scoop, like this WiltonCookie Scoop, and place on silicone-lined cookie sheets. These cookies will spread, so leave about 3 inches between them. Bake for about 12 minutes or until light golden brown.

fresh out of the oven and cooling on the pan.

Allow to cool slightly before moving to a cooling rack.

Chocolate Malted Cookies

Store your cookies for up to a month in an airtight freezer container or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Looking for more delicious cookies? Check out my Large Batch Cookie Bars – so simple and easy to make for a crowd! And if you love simple chewy cookies, don’t miss these Coconut Macaroons made with dried fruit and pecans!

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Chocolate Malted Cookies on a white plate

Chocolate Malted Cookies

Chewy and soft, these malted cookies are tasty and easy to make. Recipe makes about 3 ½ dozen cookies. 
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 40 cookies
Calories: 139kcal
Cost: 7-9


  • 1 cup butter, softened 2 sticks
  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ cup malted milk powder (like Carnation)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chunks (like Baker’s)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicon baking mats or parchment paper. 
  • In a large bowl or stand up mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the cocoa powder, milk powder, vanilla, and egg. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt and add to batter, mixing well to combine. Fold in the chocolate chunks and chips. 
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop out evenly shaped balls of dough on to baking sheet, leaving about 3 inches between each cookie. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Cool on wire rack. 


Make-ahead and freeze! Just place cooled cookies in a zip top bag and freeze for up to two months. 


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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    1. I have made these for my grandchildren & now it’s the only chocolate chip cookie they want and my personal favorite cookie too!