Mega Malteser and Peanut Butter Cookies

Mega Malteser and Peanut Butter Cookies

Make no mistake, these cookies are not for the faint-hearted – they are bold, chunky and pack a mighty punch (and with the close-ups to prove it).

Mega Malteser and Peanut Butter Cookies

My kids adored these, describing them as a cross between a cake and a cookie.

Mega Malteser and Peanut Butter Cookies

If you can’t get hold of Maltesers, just sub with any other chocolate of your choice (I believe Whoppers in the US are quite similar). The measurements below made eight massive cookies but you could always make them smaller to yield more.

Mega Malteser and Peanut Butter Cookies

Mega Malteser and Peanut Butter Cookies

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  • 85g (1/3 cup) butter
  • 80g (1/3 cup) peanut butter
  • 90g (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 2 small eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 180g (1½ cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 24 Maltesers (Whoppers are similar)


~ Pre-heat the oven to 190°C (375°F) and line a baking tray with grease-proof paper.

~ Beat the butter, peanut butter and sugar in a bowl until nice and fluffy. Add the eggs and continue to beat until well combined.

~ Combine the flour, vanilla sugar and baking powder and mix into the other ingredients. Take a huge spoonful of dough and flatten slightly in the palm of your hand. Push three Maltesers into the dough and then roll up into a ball so that the Maltesers are completely covered.

~ Bake for around 20-25 minutes. After around 10 minutes, flatten the cookies slightly with a fork and continue to bake for the remainder of the time, until they are golden around the edges.

~ Leave to cool on the tray for a while and then transfer to a wire rack. Enjoy!
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4 thoughts on “Mega Malteser and Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. These look like fun! I have to admit, I had to look up Maltesers! And it looks like I can substitute with "Whoppers", chocolate covered malt balls. Yum!
    1. I know, I was thinking Maltesers were international but I heard someone else say they were called malt balls elsewhere! Glad there's a substitute because our "malt balls" are amazing! haha

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