Monday, July 13, 2009
The guys still need their treats
Chocolate Malted Cookies
Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2006 Copyright 2005
1 cup packed brown sugar
6 tablespoons malted milk powder (such as Carnation)
5 tablespoons butter — softened
3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate minichips
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium
speed for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Lightly spoon flour into
dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and
salt in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Gradually add flour mixture to
sugar mixture, beating at low speed until well blended. Stir in the milk
chocolate chips and semisweet chocolate minichips.
Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets. Bake
at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes or until firm. Remove
cookies from pans; cool on wire racks.
Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies
1 cookie = 125 cal, 3.9 g fat, 1.9 g protein, 0.5 g fiber.
I may be watching my waistline but the guys at work aren't so I compromised and made a Cooking Light recipe for them this week. I didn't think these were all that light at 125 calories per cookie (although I made 3 dozen plus 2 cookies instead of 2 1/2 dozen so they probably had a few less calories). However, this was apparently a lightened version of a recipe that originally had about twice as many calories.
Wait a minute - I think I made the original version. Well maybe not the original version Cooking Light was working from but it was a full-fat version of a chocolate malted cookie. I liked this version better. They had a chewy texture, almost like those 'soft baked' cookies from Keebler which I happen to like. They didn't skimp on the chocolate. They're made with real butter. They definitely didn't suffer from a little lightening up.
These were even better the next day. I will probably make these again, which is high praise for a cookie recipe since there are just so many more out there that I haven't tried yet.
So did anyone see who posted a comment over the weekend? Holly Clegg! And she didn't yell at me for posting her recipes. Phew! Funny because Friday night I was going through her cookbook making note of all the other recipes I still wanted to try and then I remembered why I had put that cookbook aside - I didn't want to end up giving you the entire book! I probably could if I didn't avoid a few key ingredients (due to my son's food allergies and allergy paranoia) that she makes wonderful use of - beans, nuts, shrimp. OMG - all hell is going to break loose around here if I ever add shrimp back into our diet. The Trim & Terrific book is loaded with great shrimp recipes. I went out and watched a clip of her on You Tube. Food Network should call her. I'd like see her representing the healthy food rather than Ellie K. I have one of Ellie's cookbooks and it just doesn't compare.
I found myself at a flea market this weekend, attached to another event, and I came across a woman with a boat load of cookbooks for sale for only 25 cents to $1. I almost needed to sit down. Of course I had my husband and the boys so I couldn't really 'shop' but I did manage to pick out $5 worth. I'm still sad about all of the ones I had to leave behind.
Question of the Day: Do you have any malted milk powder in your pantry right now?