Serves a Crowd

Malt ball pretzel gooey, chewy crunchy cookies

April 26, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Makes about 3 dozen cookies
Author Notes

Last summer I was thinking about all of those cookies with potato chips and stuff in them. I thought, well I think malt balls and pretzels would taste great in cookies. Thus were born, in my opinion, some of the best cookies ever. I posted them to my blog and random strangers also agree, some of the best cookies ever. I know the ingredients are weird and some hard to find but the malt powder and graham flour make a really special texture. The only trick with these cookies is that they burn really easily so check on them frequently. —OB Cookie

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 pound malt balls (such as Whopper's)
  • 1 1/2 cups sourdough pretzels
  • 3/4 cup butter (a stick and a half) room temperature
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup malt powder
  • 3/4 cup graham flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F
  2. In food processor, pulse pretzels and malt balls until bite sized. Alternatively, place in large ziplock bag and pound with rolling pin until bite sized.
  3. In medium bowl, combine malt, graham flour, oats, baking soda, salt and flour
  4. With mixer, cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars until fluffy, about 2 minutes
  5. Add eggs and vanilla to mixer, mix to combine.
  6. Slowly mix in flour mixture.
  7. Add malt balls and pretzels, stir to combine
  8. Using tablespoons, drop onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake until barely brown (6-8 minutes). Cookies burn on bottom quickly so take em out fast!
  9. Allow to cool and transfer to cooling rack. Enjoy.

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3 Reviews

Wow! These turned out a Fabulous disaster!!! Disaster as in DELICIOUS!! I couldn't find graham flour so I substituted whole wheat flour for all of the flours called for. Other then that, made them as directed. Mixed up a double batch and AMAZING! They really did make 6 dozen. Oowey gooey cookie bliss. My cookies took 9 1/2 minutes and I would suggest pulsing the malt balls and pretzels in batches. I foolishly threw them all in the processor together and ended up with pretzel dusted still full malted milk balls and had to work backwards.
Fantastic recipe! Thanks!!!
hardlikearmour April 29, 2011
These sound incredible!
ChefLindaS1999 April 28, 2011
sounds wonderful, will make them soon! thanks