If you love malted milk robin eggs in the Spring (or Whoppers year around), you’re going to love Malted Milk Chocolate Sugar Cookies - rich in chocolate flavor and incredibly soft. Some like speckled eggs for Easter, but we love these cute speckled bunnies even more!
Malted milk powder amplifies the flavor of chocolate (much like espresso powder), joins the sugar in tenderizing the cookies, and adds an added layer of flavor that takes classic chocolate sugar cookies from good to great! Topped with a beautiful robin’s egg blue royal icing and decorated with a vanilla & chocolate speckle, these are almost too pretty to eat – but I’m sure you can convince someone to give them a try. Happy Spring!
WHAT IS THE SECRET OF PERFECT MALTED MILK CHOCOLATE SUGAR COOKIES?
MALTED MILK CHOCOLATE SUGAR COOKIE TIPS & TRICKS:
THE SECRET TO SIMPLE DECORATING WITH ROYAL ICING:
WHAT KIND OF CHOCOLATE SHOULD I USE?
For gourmet cookies, only the best ingredients will give you the texture, richness and depth of flavor we all crave. Trust me on this! For a rich and robust chocolate flavor, I recommend using only high-quality chocolate – the taste and quality will eally shine through!
FOR PERFECT COOKIES EVERY TIME, START WITH THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS:
For gourmet cookies, in addition to using premium chocolate and cocoa, only the best ingredients will give you the texture, richness and depth of flavor we all crave. Make sure to use fresh ingredients for the best results! I’ve made so many cakes, cookies and brownies through the years, and these are my recommendations:
MALTED MILK SUGAR COOKIES:
2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (63g) unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup (31g) malted milk powder
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
4 ounces block cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
1 large egg (room temperature)
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
¼ cup semisweet chocolate, chopped finely
FROSTING: (for Bakery Frosting see SnowflakesandCoffeecakes.com)
EASY ROYAL ICING:
4 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons Meringue Powder
1 Tablespoon corn syrup (Karo)
2 Tablespoons flavoring (I use clear vanilla)
8-10+ Tablespoons water (room temperature)
AmeriColor Robin’s Egg Blue Soft Gel Food Coloring (strongly recommended!
(or you can mix aqua, turquoise and green food coloring to create Robin’s Egg Blue)
FOR SPECKLE DECORATING:
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon chocolate extract
1 teaspoon baking cocoa powder
HOW I MAKE THESE:
YIELD: Makes about 27 (three-inch) cookies (or 20 4-inch cookies)
Original recipe created by Snowflakes & Coffeecakes; published April 2022..
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