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P1000102These chewy cookies filled with a malty, delicious chocolate buttercream are sooo amazingly chocolatey and moorishly malty. I ramped up the chocolate malt combo by roughly crushing malteasers to add crunch to the filling.

Be warned – these sandwich cookies are dangerously addictive! There’s just something about the combination of chewy, intensely chocolatey cookie and malty, milk chocolate filling. It’s a bit like a chocolate bourbon had amazingly delicious children with a packet of malteasers.


Recipe adapted from Love and Olive Oil

For the cookies –

  • 1.5 cups plain flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp coffee powder, disolved in a little hot water (a couple of tablespoons)
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp bicarb of soda
  • 1/2 cup very soft unsalted butter
  • 1 cup and 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 190C/gas mark 5/375F. To make the cookies, sift the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside, and then combine the butter and sugar and mix together until they are light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat in. Add the dry ingredients and mix into a soft dough.

To bake, pinch macadamia nut pieces of dough off and roll between your hands into balls (yes they really do spread that much! warning, this will be sticky and messy!). Place onto your baking sheet, giving them plenty of room to spread out while cooking. Flatten slightly into a disc shape, and bake for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are crackly and set. Allow to cool.



For the filling –

  • 100g milk chocolate, melted
  • 1/3 cup very soft unsalted butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp double cream
  • 1 tbsp malted milk powder (horlicks)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 packet malteasers (give them a bash with your rolling pin)

First, melt your chocolate in short bursts in the microwave and set aside, and then combine your butter and icing sugar in a mixer and beat for 2 minutes until well combined. Add the melted chocolate, and then the cream, malt powder and vanilla. Mix until thick.

To make your sandwich cookies, dollop a large teaspoonful of filling on a cookie and and sprinkle some malteaser crumbs on top.



x Kerry