Malted Milk Ball Cookies

Malted Milk Ball Cookies from Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on July 31, 2013 · 11 comments

Oh, friends.

The last 3 days have not been fun.

Did one of my family members get really sick? No. Did my car get a flat tire? No. Did I run out of sugar? No. And thank goodness for all of that!

It’s just the other side of blogging. The back end side. The web hosting side. The dark, dark, dark, side. It’s the side I’d love to never ever have to deal with. Especially when things go awry.

Malted Milk Ball Cookies | Very Culinary

Hopefully you didn’t even notice the site was down and wonky. Hmm. Wait, that would mean you weren’t checking the site, which is bad. Well, either way, it’s fixed (I think) and running smoothly again (I hope) – thanks to WP Site Care, BTW. I cannot say enough great things about them. They’ve bailed me out a few times now. Troubleshooting, fast response time, patient…reealllly patient for the technically inept like me. Poor guys.)

Anyway. Stress does not do a body good. Although an excellent diet plan.

Malted Milk Ball Cookies | Very Culinary

Except for the fact that I’ve been stress eating my way through these Malted Milk Ball cookies, so it all balances out.

Malted Milk Ball Cookies
Makes 50
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

• 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
• 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3 eggs
• 1/4 cup vegetable oil
• 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
• 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
• 1 1/2 cups bran cereal
• 3 cups malted milk balls, crushed

Preheat oven to 375. In an extra large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer for about 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until well combined, scraping down the sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs, oil, and vanilla. Beat in the flour a little at a time. Add in the cereal and 2 1/2 cups of the crushed malted milk balls, reserving a 1/2 cup to sprinkle on top of cooked cookies.

Using a tablespoon sized cookie scoop, shape dough into 1-1/2-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle the reserved malt ball crumbs over the tops; let sit for about 1-2 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

(originally from Betters Homes and Gardens Magazine)

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James Anthony Lopez August 17, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Why bran flakes?


Amy @Very Culinary August 17, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Probably as a binding agent (and filler.) Good for a little fiber, too ;-) That’s what the original recipe called for and I didn’t change it.


Donalda September 5, 2013 at 10:48 am

These look a-MAZING! Thanks for sharing! Just wondering by bran cereal do you mean raisin bran, All bran or what kind? I so wanna make these! Thanks!!


Amy @Very Culinary September 5, 2013 at 10:50 am

Hi there Donalda! It’s basically Raisin Bran, without the raisins! Just regular bran flake cereal…you find it with the other cereals.


Stephanie August 17, 2013 at 6:21 am

Whoppers used to be my favorite as a kid. Put them in cookies and I think I would have died and gone to heaven! Delish, as always, my friend!


Jen August 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Do you know that malt balls are my weakness? I mean, even more than Oreos? More than chocolate mousse. More than anything with sugar in it! I’m drooling. Love the pic with the cookie on top of the glass of milk BTW.


Mom August 1, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Too decadent to eat an entire batch. So I’ll just wait and have a bite at your house! Put a couple in the freezer for our next visit.


Beth August 1, 2013 at 11:16 am

Saw this post this morning and so I ran out to buy malt balls. Sound like such a delicious cookie!


Kim August 1, 2013 at 3:29 am

I sometimes wonder if I were a malted milk ball junkie in another life, so you are really teasing me with these in my quest to be a good girl and not eat so much sugar. But, oh what is life without a little naughtiness every once in awhile. :) These cookies are going to haunt my psyche until I have one.

I’m glad VC is back up!! I remember having weekends like that, but I know the stress must be super amped when so many people visit on a typical day. We need you!!


Joanne July 31, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Thankfully I’ve only had my site go down ONCE so far and it was only for five minutes. But seriously…those were the worst five minutes OF.MY.LIFE. (Not really. But kind of). So I can’t even imagine what 3 days was like! You probably stress-burned so many calories that you deserve a whole batch of these!


Ryan Sullivan July 31, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Thanks for the good word Amy! We’re always happy to help! And I now I have a cookie craving that an oreo just won’t curb.


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