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Advent Day Four 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunday Blessings, My Lovelies!  Today's Advent cookie might be my very favorite.  This is a new cookie to me, and it will be a permanent member of the Treleaven Christmas Cookie Repertoire because this little baby has the skill to delight.

So what is today's cookie, you ask?  It's the Malted Milk Chocolate Cookie.

Because this recipe is da bomb (dot) com, I will be sharing it with you because friends don't let friends bake malted milk cookies with cream cheese, no.  They.  Do.  NOT!

*le sigh*

So I've never seen a cookie quite like this one.  Like I said before, this malted milk cookies does not list cream cheese as an ingredient, and I like that the chocolate isn't baked into the cookie via chocolate milk mix or chocolate chips.

Malted Milk Cookies


1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 jumbo egg
1 1/2 t vanilla extract (I use Mexican)
3/4 cup Carnation Malted Milk Powder
1/2 t salt
2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
8 oz. milk chocolate, chopped into small pieces
1 t Crisco vegetable oil


1.   Preheat oven to 350.

2.   In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar on medium until the butter and sugar are light, 2 - 3 minutes.  Beat in the egg and vanilla, and then beat in the malted milk powder and salt. On low speed, gradually beat in the flour until just mixed.  The dough will be stiff.

3.   Use a melon scoop and scoop dough and place on cookie sheets (you'll need 2 of them) 1 1/2 inches apart.

4.   Bake in the center of the oven until set on top when lightly tested with a fingertip and golden on the bottom, 12 - 15 minutes.  Let cool on the cookie sheets for two minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Now, on to the fun stuff...

5.   When the cookies are cool, place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on 80 % power until the chocolate has melted.  Stir in the vegetable oil to create a smooth coating consistency.

6.   Dip the top of each cookie in the melted chocolate with a swirling action to coat the top almost completely.  Return the cookies to the rack and let stand until the chocolate sets.  Our kitchen was warm, so I placed them in the refrigerator and they set in about ten minutes.

Makes about two dozen cookies.

It has recently been brought to my attention that a certain group of UAB Medical School students enjoy reading my blog for brain candy with sprinkles.  To reward your dedication to reading my blog, I'm sure Shanley Belle can be coerced talked into sharing the bounty of the season with you. Yes.  I mean cookies for sleepy study session.  My cookies have the right combination of sugar and carbs to wake you up!  I love you guys!

Isaiah 40:1-11

Comfort for God’s People

40 Comfort, comfort my people,
    says your God.
2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
    and proclaim to her
that her hard service has been completed,
    that her sin has been paid for,
that she has received from the Lord’s hand
    double for all her sins.
3 A voice of one calling:
“In the wilderness prepare
    the way for the Lord;
make straight in the desert
    a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be raised up,
    every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
    the rugged places a plain.
5 And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
    and all people will see it together.
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
6 A voice says, “Cry out.”
    And I said, “What shall I cry?”
“All people are like grass,
    and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.
7 The grass withers and the flowers fall,
    because the breath of the Lord blows on them.
    Surely the people are grass.
8 The grass withers and the flowers fall,
    but the word of our God endures forever.”
9 You who bring good news to Zion,
    go up on a high mountain.
You who bring good news to Jerusalem,
    lift up your voice with a shout,
lift it up, do not be afraid;
    say to the towns of Judah,
    “Here is your God!”
10 See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power,
    and he rules with a mighty arm.
See, his reward is with him,
    and his recompense accompanies him.
11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:
    He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
    he gently leads those that have young.

Next to the Lord, nothing comforts like cookies!  And if cookies aren't your first choice for comfort food you must be crazy then what is your first choice?  I'd like to know!

Until next time...


Ricki Jill


  1. OH- MY- GOSH! Do those ever sound good!!! I am saving this recipe for sure! Love the "brain-y cookies" for the students, too. I love cookies but, after I visited Kris (JunkChicCottage) I might have a NEW favorite- mini-mini bundt cakes. OMGOSH- They are SOO good. I might have eaten two (okay- three) they are like a large cookie! Yummy! xo Diana

  2. Oh these cookies, they are my favorite so far! I love malt flavor so when I have time I may try these. I'm enjoying your Advent posts............Happy Sunday.

  3. That Malted Milk Chocolate Cookie looks nice

  4. Ooooh! I was looking at the malted milk powder today at the grocery store, wishing I had a use for it (and also wishing for a chocolate malted milkshake!)

  5. Another yummy cookie!
    They are a pretty cookie too. Fun!

  6. Thus cookie sounds great! I find music and being creative are my next comfort. I live your choice for the Bible verse.


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