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Piped Vanilla Malt Cookies

Vanilla Malted Cookies

These vanilla malted cookies are flavored with cream cheese and malted milk powder. The cookies have crispy edges and chewy centers. 
Yield: about 3 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 14 mins
Total Time: 34 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vanilla malted cookies, piped cookies, malted milk cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Author: Maryanne Cabrera


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup malted milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 large egg


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, milk powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together butter and cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add in sugar. Mix until combined. Add vanilla paste and egg. Mix on medium speed until combined. Add flour mixture ½ cup at a time on low speed.
  • Transfer batter to a large piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe rosettes (or strips, circles) onto parchment lined baking sheets. Space cookies at least 1-inch apart. Bake for 14 minutes, rotating sheet midway through baking. Bake until edges are lightly golden brown. Let cool in tray for a couple of minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.


*I used large star tip #826