Prep 10 mins
Cook 36 mins
Found this gem in The Seattle Times. Keeping because I have just enough Ovaltine to try these out. Have some friends coming in tomorrow to serve as tasters. Note the recipe calls for a 2 hour (preferably overnight) refrigeration of the dough not included in the prep time... Update - made these tonight & they are sooooo good! I rolled them into balls, coated in the Ovaltine & chilled them on the greased baking sheet until my oven came to temp. Next time I'll let them sit at room temp because they didn't spread very much. Taste? Like amazing dark rich little rich brownie bites - we served them with fresh whipped cream... soooo good! Like chocolate? Make them! BUT DO NOT Overcook them!
- 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups instant malted milk powder, divided (such as Ovaltine)
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave the chocolate and butter on high in 15 second bursts, stirring between, until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, salt & 1/2 cup of the malted milk powder.
- In a medium bowl use an electric mixer to beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add the cooled chocolate mixture to the eggs and mix until smooth.
- Add the sifted dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly, then refrigerate the dough, covered in the bowl, for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
- When ready to bake, heat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Place the remaining 1 cup of malted milk powder in a bowl. Roll the dough into tablespoon size balls, then roll in the malted milk powder and arrange 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 12 minutes, or until puffed and the tops start to crack slightly. Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before moving to a wire cooling rack. Repeat with the remaining dough, allowing the baking sheet to cool between batches.
- Store in an airtight container.