Malted Chocolate Ovaltine Cookie Recipe

I personally LOVE malt flavor. I was also seriously craving cookies. A while back Neslte had sent me some coupons for Ovaltine and I picked up a can of the malted flavor. We drank it all, then picked up another one, then another one….

It felt like fall out and so it seemed appropriate for some reason to me to make cookies and experiment a little with the Ovaltine. I actually came up with this recipe on my own!

Malted Chocolate Ovaltine Cookies
By: Mylitter

  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Ovaltine malted milk flavor
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chunks or chips

In a large bowl beat shortening and brown sugar. Add Ovaltine, vanilla and egg. In separate bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to wet mixture, stir in chocolate chips. Drop cookies onto cookie sheet, bake at 375 for about 12 minutes. Let cool on sheet and remove.

The flavor is really good I think because of the shortening, they are crisp on the edges and soft in the middle! The Ovaltine provides just the right amount of chocolate and malt flavor, plus adds the extra nutrients.

I would love to give 4 readers a coupon for a free can of Ovaltine from Nestle for you to make your own cookies! Leave me  a comment telling us if you have tried Ovaltine before and the kids will pick 4 winners on Tuesday after school.

The fine print: Nestle provided me with Ovaltine to try and with coupons to give to my readers. These opinions are my own and if I hated the stuff I would tell you!


  1. Amanda says

    Mmmmm!!! We Love Ovaltine and Cookies! My twins would be so surprised by this treat!!

    I so plan in coming to your class in November!! I so needed your help today at Target.

  2. deanna says

    Hi. I would love to try Ovaltine. It has been years since I have used it. I remember having it as a kid and loving it. And made in cookies even better!!

  3. Kristen Flocco says

    I love Ovaltine and none of my girls have tried it yet…..maybe soon they can for free! Making Ovaltine cookies would be icing on the cake!

    I follow you on FB too.

  4. Lily G says

    I have tried ovaltine before, but not the malt.
    For sure I’ll be making your chocolate malt cookies right away once I win the free coupon giveaway.

  5. Sze Ki says

    Love Ovaltine. Been drinking it since I was a little kid and now, my son loves it! Never thought about making cookies out of but I will have to now.

  6. Christine says

    I love Ovaltine and my 4 year old son asks for chocolate milk all the time. Even though it does have sugar, I feel so much better giving him that than soda or juice.

  7. Darby says

    Have you tried ovaltine and vanilla ice cream? A friend had me try this… Yum! I bet you and your kiddies would love it!

  8. Kelly says

    I LOVE Ovaltine, and the cookie recipe sounds delish!!! Anything with chocolate an malt HAS to be good, and I know my 4 sons will love them!!!

  9. Melissa B. says

    I’ve never tried Ovaltine, and neither has my husband or, of course, or daughter. I do LOVE to bake and would definitely try baking these cookies. Thanks for considering! :)

  10. Beth says

    I have never tried ovaltine, but will always remember the “more ovaltine, please” commercials. I think my son would really like it!

  11. Kim says

    I’ve never tried Ovaltine before but would love to. Your cookies look delicious and I will definitely be making them soon!

  12. says

    I have not tried Ovaltine, but I have been wanting to. My youngest prefers to drink Chocolate milk so any way to make that a healthier option works for me.

  13. Laura says

    I personally use and give my kiddos ovaltine when they want chocolate milk! It has a lot of nutritional value, if you look at the label, look at all of those vitamins and minerals!! LOVE it!! So I would definitely love to win this!!!

  14. Debbie Harris says

    I think I tried it years ago, but I have no memories of it. It seems like you either love it or hate. I’m curious to try it again.

  15. Leah Parkerson says

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Ovaltine Malt Flavor, it’s the only chocolate milk I will drink. AND, I am all out now because my youngest daughter (4yo) will not drink “Hershey’s” chocolate milk anymore – she wants Mommy’s kind of chocolate milk! Please help us replenish our stock, thanks!

  16. Zelda says

    My family LOVES this stuff! My husband taught the kids to make peanut butter and Ovaltine sandwiches. I’ve caught them putting it in with their cereal, too. We almost always buy the chocolate kind (which I have to hide if I want it to last very long), but I really want to make some of these cookies with the malt flavor!

  17. Amanda C says

    I have never tried Ovaltine, but I would like to. When I hear the name, I always think of the movie “A Christmas Story” when Ralphie figures out the secret code….Drink More Ovaltine….A crummy commercial?

  18. Kimmie S says

    We searched out Ovaltine after watching Christmas Story a few years ago and it was awesome! I would love to try it again!

  19. Melanie says

    Okay… I have never tried ovaltine… a little leary probably cause I hate the name…. But I love Whoppers… so Malted milk…. I will try it for free… who knows!

  20. Katie says

    My parents buy ovaltine all the time and have gotten a few of my kids to love it. I recently bought a “rich chocolate” flavor and it didn’t last very long, but I was told by my 15 yr old that I should have bought the “malt” flavor. So, I would love to try another ovaltine flavor and I would LOVE to try it in cookies…what a great idea. I actually use crisco in my chocolate chip cookie recipe (which just recently won reserve grand champion at our local fair) also. It does give it a crisp edge with a soft inside…yummy!

  21. Christopher says

    I loved Ovaltine when I was a kid! I told my wife about it one day when we were at the store, and she made such a face. She loves chocolate chip cookies though, and makes them once a week. I will be trying your recipe either way, but some free Ovaltine would make it even better! =)

  22. says

    We have never had Ovaltine before, but it looks very yummy! My husband and son both love chocolate milk and would love to try Ovaltine!

  23. katy says

    i just pulled my cookies out of the oven and they are delicious! the chocolate chips make them chocolatey enough that i think even people who say they don’t like malt flavor would probably enjoy them if you didn’t tell them what kind of cookies they are. these are malty enough to taste wonderful but not oppressively so. yum!
    i actually used swiss ovomaltine but it seems like it’s the same thing. i was skeptical about butter flavored shortening so i just used two sticks of butter and it seemed to work fine.
    the recipe made 3 dozen three inch cookies.
    thanks for the recipe!

  24. Alyssa says

    I just whipped up a batch, and they are sitting in the oven now. I am sure they will come out great because the batter tastes amazing!!

    I frantically searched for this recipe in a state of chocolate withdrawal. I had no hershey’s chocolate powder, and no chocolate chips. I looked in my cabinet and saw that I had a fresh jar of Ovaltine.

    I wondered if it would be possible to use it in baking. An lo and behold…this recipe worked out perfectly. The exact flavor I was looking for. It reminds me of Easter malt balls.

    oh, and FYI…Instead of chocolate chips, I am using a scant 1/4 cup of carob chips which seems to be just fine. And i didn’t have packed brown sugar, so I am using turbinado sugar instead. AND I used 2 cups of whole wheat flour. These changes didn’t seem to mess up the texture of the cookies at all.

    Thanks for sharing your tasty experiment!

  25. lorena blaylock says

    i have never tried Ovaltine before, and would love to! i definitely want to try to make these cookies! i would add some nuts for more nutrients ūüėÄ

  26. Juliann says

    My kids have never had Ovaltine. They love chocolate milk, but I use chocolate syrup. Now, I’m inspired to let them try Ovaltine and see if they like it.

  27. Kimberly says

    We have never tried ovaltine, I have 8 kids so I always buy nesquik for choco milk. I guess we need to try it if you guys like it they should like it huh
    Plus the cookies look yummy

  28. KC Mowery says

    I loved Ovaltine as a kid. It now reminds me of my grandmother, we would always have it at her house! I don’t think I have introduced my girls to it yet, but I’m sure my little one, Kira, will love it! She is a chocolate milk lover!! Can’t wait to try this recipe with her also, she loves to bake.

  29. Beth says

    I love Ovaltine! I used to drink it all the time & so did my kids. I haven’t bought any for awhile now. I would love a coupon to get some & make these cookies!


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