I ♥ malted milk! When I was a kid discovering that malted milk powder added to ice cream and Milo was and still is one of my favorite dessert. Malt powder in itself doesn't taste much however added to cookies, brownies or drinks, it just adds that something that makes it more special. Its unfortunate that I can hardly find malted milk powder in the grocery when I do find some I hoard them like a crazed person! lol!
I usually craved malted milk anything whenever I feel sad. I guess because I love this during my childhood, eating or drinking malted milk concoction brings me back to my childhood. No money or work problems all I think about then was playing and homework. Ahhh...those where the simplier days. Enough reminicing and back to the cookies, you say? Well..ok by me, these cookies are special because these are Malted Milk Chocolate Cookies. The way I'm feeling lately I need comfort food. I got these off Martha Strewart Holiday Cookies, a much older magazine that I got on eBay years ago, though I think this recipe can also be found in the much recently published Martha Stewart's Cookies. I lost my copy of the said book years ago during the flood but fortunately the magazine wasn't damaged in the said flood.
These turnout soft and tender. A typical drop cookie recipe with an odd additon of several tablespoons of hot water to the mixture, to make it moister I guess. I already had my first batch of cookies baking in my oven when I noticed that my measuring cup filled with the said hot water is still there sitting on the counter waiting for me to remember it. Gasp! First time I saw it my first instic was to just leave it out but my practial side of me won our and I gently folded it in with my remaining water. Didn't notice any difference in the cookie texture though, both of them turn out good. If you're feeling lazy you could actually it as is like a normal cookie but if you want to take it up a notch make the filling, it's very creamy and you will definitely feel decadent. Decadent in a cookie??? I felt like it because it's so rich and creamy that this is not your regular everyday cookie.