It’s been way too long.
I think I finally have this Mac figured out – sort of!
The longer you are away the longer it takes to get back into the blogosphere.
Most of you have been encouraging and patient. Some downright nasty (see my middle finger sticking up at you WHILE I type – I am multi-talented)
If I have to get my mind wrapped back around blogging, I may as well start with cookies! It’s the starting that’s the most discouraging. Once you get into the kitchen and get all the ingredients ready, start sifting and stirring, you realize just how much you miss the kitchen, the smells, the sounds, and definitely the tastes.
What better place to get my feet wet again than with Ree Drummond’s easy-breezy, comfort style of cooking and baking.
These cookies are so good. The malted milk powder gives it a wonderfully nostalgic taste of Whoppers. The cookies are chewy and crisp. An absolutely perfect bite of cookie!
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 C light brown sugar
- 3/4 C granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 t vanilla extract
- 1/2 C (rounded) malted milk powder
- 2 C all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 t baking soda
- 1 1/4 t salt
- One 12 oz. bag milk chocolate chips
NOTE: The second time I made these I tried semi-sweet chips. Didn’t like them as much! The milk chocolate and malted milk powder keep that Whoppers taste to the cookies.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Cream the butter, then add both sugars and cream until fluffy. Add the eggs and beat slightly, then add the vanilla and beat until combined. Add the malted milk powder and beat until combined.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the butter mixture, beating gently until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir in gently.
Drop by cookie scoopfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Be sure to leave plenty of space between the cookies, they spread out A LOT. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. The cookies will be very flat and very chewy.
Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan with a spatula.
WOW! Were these a great place to start! These are definitely going in the cookie rotation!