Malted Milk Ball Cookies


For a double burst of old-fashioned flavor, these cookies include crushed candies in the dough and sprinkled on top, too.

Malted Milk Ball Cookies
Photo: Jay Wilde
Prep Time:
35 mins
Cool Time:
2 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
60 cookies


  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 1 ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 eggs

  • ¼ cup cooking oil

  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cup whole bran cereal

  • 3 cup malted milk balls, crushed (12 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a very large mixing bowl beat butter with an 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. If desired, reserve 1/2 cup crushed candies to sprinkle on top. Stir remaining candies into dough.

  2. Shape dough into 1-1/2-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Place cookie sheet on a wire rack. If desired, immediately sprinkle tops of warm cookies with reserved crushed candies. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely. Makes about 60 cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

122 Calories
5g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 122
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 49mg 1%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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