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Whopper Cookies - Chocolate malt cookies studded with malted milk balls

Whopper Cookies

Malted milk ball lovers will go nuts for these soft, chewy chocolate Whopper Cookies! Plus, they’re super easy and irresistible!

These Chocolate Malt Cookies are rich, delicious and a change of pace from ordinary chocolate chip cookies.

Whopper Cookies in a white bowl

Whopper Cookies

They say women are hard to figure out. I could say the same about my hubby. For years, I knew he adored milkshakes but malts were another story. So was I wrong to assume that malted milk balls, AKA Whoppers, and cookies with both Whoppers and malted milk powder would be persona non grata (or cookie non grata to be precise)???  Nope, I was totally mistaken.

He was thrilled with these Whopper cookies and the stash of candy.  I guess I should have figured. This is the guy who drinks Cherry Koolaid nearly every day but will not eat a cherry pie, fresh cherries or any other fabulous cherry treat. Go figure. We both filled up on these gems and handfuls of malted milk balls before Lent starts on Wednesday!

Whopper Cookies | Chocolate malt cookies studded with malted milk ballsChocolate Malt Cookies

Thanks again to my lovely friend, Danielle, for another magnificent recipe! She is my go-to blogger for decadent treats. I promise you will love whatever you try from her blog!!! We share a recipe from each other’s sites every second Monday of the month. Tom took part of this batch to one of his weekend gathering, and Bill, Katie and I noshed on the rest as I tried my hardest (and failed!) to forget about that open box of malted milk balls in the pantry! These Chocolate Malt Cookies AKA Whopper Cookies were marvelous!

Check out Danielle’s take on this recipe as well as her social media sites! Make sure to check out which of my recipes she made this month, too. (Danielle will get hers posted later today).

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Chocolate malt cookies on an oval white plate

Tips for Shaping Perfect Whopper Cookies:

This batter was too wet to roll into balls. Use a medium cookie scoop to place equal-sized mounds of dough on the prepared baking sheets.  Then use a damp finger to press down any spikes of dough, but they still may not come out of the oven looking perfectly round. To reshape imperfect baked cookies, use a spatula to press in any bulges as soon as they come out of the oven.Whopper Cookies pinterest collage

Whopper Cookies - Chocolate malt cookies studded with malted milk balls

Whopper Cookies

Fabulous chocolate cookies flavored with malt powder and cocoa and studded with malted milk balls!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Yield 3 dozen


  • 1¾ cups flour
  • 1 cup malted milk powder
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 11 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 2 cups whoppers candies, coarsely chopped (plus more to garnish)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, malted milk powder, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together on medium speed until very smooth.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time. Beat in the vanilla. The mixture may appear curdled.
  5. Reduce the mixer speed to low, add half the dry ingredients, mixing until they just disappear into the batter.
  6. Mix in the milk, then the remaining dry ingredients, mixing only until they are incorporated.
  7. Fold in the malted milk balls and chocolate chips.
  8. Drop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets, one rounded tablespoon per cookie, leaving about 2 inches between each.
  9. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes. Press a few whole whoppers into hot cookies to garnish, if desired. Let cool.


I use a spatula to reshape the cookies into rounds once they come out of the oven.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 cookies

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 334Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 6g


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31 comments on “Whopper Cookies”

  1. Your cookies would definitely be a whopping success with whomever is the lucky recipient! Bill is a lucky man…Glad you got a few sweets in before Lent <3

  2. These will go down so well in our house. I’m a Cookie Monster and well so is my hubby and our children. They look delicious and need to be made. Sammie.

  3. oh wow! There’s nothing as comforting as whoppers ! Love the idea!

  4. Can’t wait to get back home and wash these down with milk!

  5. Malted milk powder is new to me…these cookies look heavenly!

  6. Oooh, I forgot about these and now remember how much I loved them!!!! Look fabulous! I made a winner from you, as well! Thanks for another fun month!!!! XOXO

  7. These look like the ultimate pre-Lent indulgence! I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to resist having quite a few of these…

  8. My dad adores chocolate malts, he’d go crazy for these cookies!

  9. I love malted milk balls. These cookies look fabulous with the yummy candies. Such a wonderful treat before the start of Lent.

  10. These cookies simply look INCREDIBLE !! Seeing this in the morning is not easy….. mercy LIz 🙂

  11. These cookies look SO incredible, Liz! Whoppers were one of my favorites when I was younger and I love the you used malted milk powder in here too!

  12. These sound delicious, I could just eat one (or two!) with a cup of coffee.

  13. Oh wow! My 5 year old would love these cookies. We are going to try this recipe this weekend for sure and will be a great bribing motivator for bed time 🙂

  14. I am sure I would love these cookies.. I can imagine them alongside my morning drink.. yum

  15. Oh my gosh! These stunning cookies are speaking to me. I wish I could grab a couple of these right away! 🙂

  16. Liz, love your cookies – they look phenomenal. Actually, I quite enjoy baking with malted milk powder (or Ovaltine) – adds a very nice flavor component!

  17. My husband has some weird quirks when it comes to food too. For example, he loves fresh strawberries but won’t eat anything strawberry flavored. It never occurred to my to use whoopers in cookies. I can definitely help myself to few of these cookies!!

  18. I’m not familiar with malted milk balls but they sure look like my favourite Maltesers. I’m loving it, Liz! xoxo

  19. How gorgeous are these chocolate Whopper Cookies?? I must try these.

  20. ahahahaaaaaaa yes humans are enigmas, that’s for sure 😛 Your hubs always cracks me up! I’m not generally a malt fan but I have s feeling these cookies would be an exception!

  21. Hi Liz, have not had whoppers in years, forgot how much I really loved them. I bet these are delicious!

  22. These cookies look amazing!! I have never thought to add whoppers on cookies! Great idea

  23. The malted milk powder is interesting, Liz. Whoppers – love your choice of word. 🙂

  24. A chocolate cookie lover’s dream! I would have to stash a few of these in the freezer for a sweets emergency.

  25. Lizzy,
    Glad your hubby liked these. They looked delicious.

  26. Yum! Excellent, mouth-drooling recipe dear Liz! Both of us can’t wait to try that one out! Wow.
    The only problem is that malted milk powder isn’t available here, so we’ll check to see if we can find that online. Is there any alternative to that? Sorry for asking this, we know it is annoying, please forgive us:)
    Thank you for the delicious recipe Liz!

    • I think you could just substitute dried milk powder. You wouldn’t get the malt taste, but the chocolate is the main flavor so they should still be tasty!

  27. these would be gone in a new york minute!

  28. Could you leave out the chocolate chips? Would it taste different?

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