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i LOVE crinkle cookies, and these Malted Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are no exception, plus they make great gifts!

malted chocolate crinkle cookies

 

Thank you to Bob’s Red Mills for sponsoring this post.

My parents arrive in just a few days to celebrate Thanksgiving with us here in California. I’m so excited to have them here for the next 10 days. But by the time they leave on the 27th, I’ll be in full blown panic mode.

malted chocolate crinkle cookies

Stella’s birthday, Christmas, New Years, my MIL’s 80th, and rounded out by Charlie’s 18th birthday on the 8th of January, we have A LOT of celebrating going on. Which means I have a lot of planning and prep going on.

malted chocolate crinkle cookies

I love this time of year, but at the same time I am not a big fan of the stress that comes at this time of year. I’d love nothing more than to simply curl up on the couch with a fire, a warm drink, some fuzzy slippers, and Christmas movies. My reality is that we are going non-stop ‘til January.

malted chocolate crinkle cookies

I may not have my cards ready, or my presents purchased. I don’t have wrap, or decorations, or my menu planned for all the parties, but I do have my holiday hostess, teacher, and neighbor gifts figured out. These malted chocolate crinkle cookies are my go-to gift this holiday season. Who doesn’t love a delicious chocolate cookie?

malted chocolate crinkle cookies

Baking is something I do when I feel stress, so it seemed only natural to put all that baking to good use. I think we all have enough candles, wine, and spa products, not that these wouldn’t be appreciated, but I think home baked goods are a far more personal gift, especially at holiday time. Food really is an expression of love.

malted chocolate crinkle cookies

I started with my base recipe for chocolate crinkle cookie. It’s a cookie I make ALL the time, and they always bake up perfectly. When gifting, I don’t like to add more stress by using a new-to-me recipe. That never goes well. Crinkles are delicious with a little spice, or some mint, but lately I have been LOVING malted chocolate. One bite of a malted chocolate crinkle cookie and I think you’ll love it too.

malted chocolate crinkle cookies

malted chocolate crinkle cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup dark dutch processed cocoa
  • ¼ cup mated milk powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

  • preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • line baking sheets with parchment or silpat mats
  • whisk together the flour, cocoa, malted milk powder baking powder, baking soda, salt
  • in another bowl whisk together the brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla
  • melt chocolate and butter, and whisk into the egg mixture
  • fold in the flour until completely incorporated
  • scoop dough (about 2 Tbsp size balls) and roll into balls
  • roll each ball in the sugar, and then the powdered sugar
  • place balls on prepared baking sheets, and bake 12 minutes
  • cool on baking sheets 5 minutes, and them move to rack to complete cooling

Especially when baking for others, I like to use the best ingredients I can afford. All flours are not created equal. Bob’s Red Mill flours are high quality, and really make a difference in the end product. Same with the chocolate. I love using dark chocolate, but use what you prefer; just choose a high quality product (no chocolate chips here, please).

malted chocolate crinkle cookies

His holiday season make yourself and someone else feel good by sharing something baked with love, like these malted chocolate crinkle cookies, and right now you can save $1 on your favorite Bob’s Red Mill product.

Thank you to Bob’s Red Mills for sponsoring this post. Made with love, Baked with Bob’s

malted chocolate crinkle cookies

Enjoy!