Malteser Cookies

I made Malteser cookies years ago for a friend that I loved because of the texture of the Maltesers after they melt. Then the other day I just decided to try it again for a work morning tea. They turned out great and I was lucky to get one for myself.

What you need:

  • Heatproof bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Knife
  • Baking tray
  • Silicone Mat or baking paper
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups/spoons and/or scales


  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 60g butter
  • 120g flour
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract or paste (I prefer using the paste but use whichever you have at home)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup Maltesers


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees (fan forced)
  2. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (a bowl over a saucepan with boiling water)
  3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter, sugar and eggs
  4. Mix in the melted chocolate and vanilla paste in the butter mixture
  5. Shift and mix in the flour and baking powder to the mixture
  6. Roughly chop maltesers and stir in the bowl
  7. Place a heaped tablespoon of the batter onto lined tray, about 2-3 cm apart
  8. Bake for 12-14 min and then leave on the tray for 5-10min before moving to a rack to cool