Malted Milk Easter Egg Cookie Recipe

These easy Easter egg cookies feature a malted milk cookie base peppered with pieces of malted milk candies and semi-sweet chocolate.

  • Author: Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 14 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup malted milk powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup malted milk Easter egg candies
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate, chips or coarsely chopped bar


  1. In a bowl, stir together the melted butter, granulated and brown sugar.
  2. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract until just combined.
  3. Add the flour, malted milk powder, salt and baking soda, stirring until combined.
  4. Fold in the malted milk candies and semi-sweet chocolate.
  5. Scoop 3 tablespoon balls of dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, or until no longer shiny on top.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet.


    • Use a 50% cacao or higher chocolate for a rich, chocolaty flavor.

    • The importance of leaving cookies on the baking sheet: The goal of taking the cookies out when they’re no longer shiny is to keep them from becoming too browned or drying out. At this point, they’ll be slightly under-cooked, and leaving them on the hot baking sheet allows them to finish cooking through without browning further.

    • Refrigerating dough: You can refrigerate this dough for up to 3 days.

    • Freezing dough: Scoop 3 tablespoon balls of dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer. Once frozen, transfer to an air tight bag and freeze for 3-6 months. To bake, place frozen balls of dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and add 1-2 minutes to the bake time.

    • Storage: These cookies can be kept in an air tight container at room temperature for up to a week or frozen (I like to individually wrap mine in plastic wrap) for up to 6 months.


Keywords: malted milk cookies, easter egg cookies, chocolate chip cookies