Food Fridays: Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Earlier this week, I made the absolute best chocolate chip cookies!  How did I find the recipe?  Well, I’m glad you asked.  You see, I searched through my DVR to see what shows I had awaiting me, and I came upon an episode of The Pioneer Woman.  In that episode, she made Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies, and her kids loved them!  “I’m a kid at heart,” I thought, “so, I will probably love them, too!”  And love them, I do!  The best part is that I also finally got to test out my KitchenAid mixer.  (Yes, it really is all it’s cracked up to be!)

I had a little difficulty following the recipe to a “T,” though.  In fact, when my husband came down the stairs, he laughed at my first batch of cookies.  They kinda looked like they were made for the Jolly Green Giant.  Here’s what happened in a nutshell.  In her step-by-step instructions, The Pioneer Woman said that she likes to use a cookie scoop to get uniform cookies.  So that you don’t make the same mistake that I did, please note that a cookie scoop is NOT the same thing as an ice cream scoop.  When I told my husband this, he said something that was pretty much akin to “Duh!” before he asked incredulously, “You’ve never seen a cookie scoop?!”  WHATEVER!  It totally looks like an ice cream scoop.  I walked him over to look at my computer so that he could see that it was an honest mistake that anyone could make.  So, if you want jumbo cookies, go ahead…grab that ice cream scoop!  (To my credit, I did kinda tilt my head and say, “Hmm,” as I scooped the jumbo cookies.  The recipe said you could either use a cookie scoop or heap by the teaspoonfuls.  I thought to myself, “A teaspoon looks much smaller than my ice cream scoop.  Interesting…very interesting.”  And then I did what any normal person would do.  I shrugged it off and kept it moving!)

"Regular" size and "Jumbo" cookies

For my next batch, I used a tablespoon because a teaspoon felt like it was just too small.  But, no matter which way you slice it…er, scoop it…these cookies are DELICIOUS!  They are thin, chewy, and sweet yet a little salty.

Thanks, Pioneer Woman!  Good lookin’ out!  Want to try these yourself?  Check out the recipe here.

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