Tomorrow, they are having a bake sale...with items ranging from 25 cents to $1.50...so, tonight, I am making cookies. Chocolate Malt Cookies. This is one of my all time favourite cookie recipes. It is from this book...
OK, so the recipe:
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour (I use half all purpose, and half whole wheat)
1 cup instant sweetened chocolate flavored malted milk powder (I use Ovaltine)
1tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter (I use about 3/8 cup)
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed (I use 3/4 cup, lightly packed)
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup undiluted evaporated milk
1 cup chopped walnuts (which I omitted as there is a nut allergy at the school)
Sift together the dry ingredients. Set aside.
Beat butter, sugar, egg, vanilla until fluffy. Beat in milk until smooth.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Stir in nuts, if using.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour, covered.
Drop by rounded teaspoons, 2 " apart on lightly greased cookie sheet (or silpat liner).
Bake at 350F for 10 - 12 minutes until set but not browned.
Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
It says that it makes 4 1/2 dozen cookies, but I beg to differ. Tonight, I made small cookies and it made 72 for a double batch...so 3 dozen per batch.
I had forgotten that they had to go in the fridge for an hour, so while I was waiting,
They will be packaged 2 in each paper cupcake wrapper (kids will be touching this stuff, so I thought it would be much more hygienic to have paper wrappers than have kids pawing all over the cookies - oh, you may not know that about me yet...I am a germ-a-phobe! A big time, gross me out, I can't believe you are going to touch/eat that, germaphobe).