Malted Milk - who knew!?!
I discovered something new (to me) watching the Pioneer Woman's show on the Food Network this past weekend - malted milk. I had never heard of it! But was quite intrigued as I watched the Pioneer Woman whip up a delicious looking batch of chocolate chip cookies using malted milk.
Cookie dough - yum!
For those not in the know (or maybe I'm the only one!), malted milk is a mixture of malted barley, wheat flour and whole milk evaporated into a powder. I wasn't sure if I would be able to find this in our grocery stores. But to my delight, I found some at Harris Teeter in the Nesquik, Carnation mix section.
I have to say, this is probably one of the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipes I've ever tried! You just know it's going to be good when the recipe calls for an entire 12 oz bag of chocolate chips. The cookies are thin (the dough did spread exactly like PW said it would), but so soft and chewy. The kids went crazy over these cookies! You would have thought I had never made them cookies before in their entire lives LOL! As soon as one warm, gooey batch of cookies came out the oven, they were right there waiting - ready to devour.
The cookie monsters in action!
Now that I know of malted milk and have some in my pantry, I will definitely be making these cookies again. And there's a pretty good looking milkshake recipe on the malted milk container that I'm going to try out.
Do you have any malted milk in your pantry? If so, what do you use it for?