Saturday, July 19, 2008

Malted Milk Ball Cookies

Well, Katelyn, I am not normally this slow at doing things, but I am finally putting my recipe for Malted Milk Ball Cookies up for you. I was very flattered that you asked for it...I'm glad you enjoyed them! Malted Milk Ball Cookies: 3/4 c butter, softened, 1 1/4 c packed brown sugar, 1 c sugar, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 3 eggs, 1/4 c oil, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, 3 1/2 c flour, 1 1/2 c whole bran cereal (I wasn't really sure what this meant-I used like rice chex, slightly crushed up), 3 c (12 oz.) malted milk balls, crushed, divided. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a 4-qt. mixing bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until well combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs, oil, and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour and the cereal. Reserve 1/2 cup of the crushed malted milk balls to sprinkle on top. Stir in remaining milk balls into the dough. Shape dough into 1 1/2" balls. Place balls 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Place cookie sheet on wire rack. Immediately sprinkle tops of warm cookies with reserved crushed candies. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 60 cookies (no exaggeration-it makes a ton!) Enjoy!